Zebra S4M Thermal Lable Printer Not Printing Correctly.
Hi, ok so when I print the labels somehow the labels (size 4"W x 2"L) start shifting to the right, therefore, causing the barcodes to be cut off. It is really important that we have the full barcode for scanning...can someone please help me figure out this issue?
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There a number of things that can cause that:
1) wrong printer driver was installed
2) cable to printer is faulty
3) wrong port was selected when the printer driver was installed
Check these and let me know!
You need to make sure the printer is calibrated correctly. If you press the feed key, does one label come out and stop at the gap? Do the labels have a black mark on the back of the liner? This would tell us if the printer is set correctly. (Mark or gap). We need to make sure the labels are loaded correctly and the printer is set correctly. Then we move to driver and software settings. I have 10 years experience working for Zebra, so I will get you the resolution once we determine the current setup.
You might want to check the barcode ratio, bar width, printer speed and printer darkness. I am assuming that you are creating the barcode in some sort of label design package, correct? You either need wider bars, or make sure you have enough quiet zone on both sides of the barcode, so shrinking it might be the solution as well.
If you are using the labels that have perforations is where you can tear them off.
What you need to do is to
1) Switch off printer
2) ensure that the ribbon is loaded correctly
3) take some labels, feed them through the mechanism till you can see them coming out from the other end.
4) Make sure that the labels are lined up with the alignment mark or sometimes with label printers there is a light.
5)switch on printer and do a test print
the issue sounds inpart to be related the set lable length, the printer thinks that the data will not fit on the label and gives the error. also note that the gap sensor is not in the center so the printer will not and can not autodetect the media correctly. you need to tweak the label setup. you could trick the printer by centering the labels over the gap sensor or if you do a autocalibating use the lable size it give you which would be much smaller then 17mm