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MY PRINTER ZEBRA GK888T SKIPS LABELS WHEN PRINTING. IT CANT RECOGNIZE GAPS BETWEEN LABELS. CALIBRATED MANY TIMES ALREADY

MEDIA CALIBRATION DOESNT DO THE TRICK

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Go to printer properties , check in the options and make sure it there should be printing in continuous not with gaps,

there will be one option print and one tab will be there with options to either print in continuous or with gaps, so select continuous from the tab and save the changes it will work

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Posted on Oct 17, 2015

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SOURCE: Zebra S600 printer continues calibrating

The factory default settings for the S600 is to auto calibrate every time the printhead is closed and every time the power is cycled. If the media sensor is not positioned correctly for the media you are using the label size will not be detected during a calibration. You mentioned the media has no markings, doe sthe media have a space between the labels? If so, the media sensor may not see the gap in the labels adn therefor is not calibrating properly or not calibrating at all. Check the media sensor position. I have found that the media sensor must be at least 1" from the inner wall of the printer so it doesn't see the edge of the backing in oder to read the size of the labels.

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SOURCE: Printer = Zebra TLP 2844-Z Problem = will not calibrate

just switch off the printer ,and then hold the green button power on the printer now and wait upto 4 bliknks of green led then remove the fingers.now printer will calibrate the label..

if still the problem exist .check the notch in the ribbon core.an adjust the spring tenson of rippon supply and take of roolers in printer

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Zebra Z4m calibration doesn't work with different labels

You need to run the internal media sensor calibration setup that is built into the menu. This can take a few minutes but will solve this problem. The machine needs to be setup for the media you are running. This is no fun if you have to change a lot during a day and each media type has diferent qualities. It ususually happens when you are using labels from one manufacturer and then switch to a diferent brand. The backing material has diferent characteristics that the machine needs to be setup to be able to handle.

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SOURCE: Zebra 105SL label issues

I am surprised that you are using that sequence of buttons to solve this problem. I am pretty sure that they want you to go into the "Media Sensor Calibration" setup in the config menu. It is a bit more complicated than what you have described. I also believe that the size of the gap on two of your labels might be out of tolerance (they are usually 1/8" gaps between the labels). The black marks are a problem for the transmissive sensors. You may need to move the transmissive media gap sensor (remember it has two parts: upper and lower). I would usually setup mine for a place beyond the black mark so that you are looking at just the white paper.

To start out:
1. Load the backing of a 6" strip of media (no label attached).
2. Remove a ribbon (if you usually use one).
3. Close the printhead.
4. Press SETUP/EXIT and then NEXT/SAVE until "Media and Ribbon Calibrate" appears.
5. Press "+" to start the calibration procedure. You should see the "Load Backing" in the LCD Display. You already have the backing loaded so continue to the next step.
6. Press "+" to answer the message and the next screen should say, "Remove Ribbon". You have also removed the ribbon.
7. Press the "+" to continue. You should see the screen say, "Calibrating Please Wait". After the sensors are setup by the machine a new screen should appear, "Reload All".
8. Open the printhead, and move the labels until they are loaded correctly to print. Smooth out the ribbon and load it correctly.
9. Withe media and ribbon now loaded, press "+" to continue and the machine should say, "Media and Ribbon Calibrate".
10. Press the Setup/Exit button once. It should say, "Save Changes Permanent". Press Next/Save to finish the process.
11. Do a normal calibration of your stock and print a label.

You are done. The machine will run for the labels you have setup the sensors for. Unfortunately, you must do this for each of the media types. To automate this, you could run a Configuration listing, capture the settings you just created for each type of label. Take these to a programmer to have them send the setup to the machine before the job. This is beyond the scope of this type support to really help you.

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SOURCE: Zebra TLP 2824 Labels printing upside down.....How do we correct?

Change orientation in the printer driver.

Open printer & Faxes folder, Double click on printer driver icon,

Zdesigner driver, click on properties, click printing preferences, tick the box "rotate 180%" Click apply & ok.

If driver is Zebra TLP2824, same as above, but hit the + on "Paper output" and turn "rorate 180%" on, then click apply.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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