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Zebra LP 2824

My printer just stopped staying on line after I replaced the roll of labels. The light was green and now its red. It goes green for a couple of labels and then red again.

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Why the lamp light red and green with print?

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Re: Zebra LP 2824

The error you are getting is a label size error. a label variance of as little as 1/203th of an inch can cause this.

you need to recalibrate the printer to the media, hold feed when powering up the printer letting go once the light flashes 4 times. this will force the printer to autodetect the label size.

if you are specifying the label size in you software or driver settings, measure and double check the label size

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Zebra eltron LP 2824 printing too light

This could simply be old direct thermal labels. Direct thermal labels have a shelf life of about 1 year from the date of manufacture. After that time has lapsed the thermal coating on the labels begins to dissipate and this will cause labels to print light or faded. You can trouble shoot with a roll known to be fresh. You can get one free here to test Labeldomain com .

If this does not solve your problem then please check this article on 5 common print quality issues and how to correct them Fix Zebra 2824 2844 3842 print quality

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My zebra tlp 2824 won't line up to the labels

Either your printer needs calibrated: Calibrate Zebra Desktop Printer

Or your label template size( in the software) does not match the label size. I recommend the calibration then looking at the software label templates.

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The internal casing's probably warped. Push down on the Zebra logo until the light goes green.

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Our LP 2824 Zebra printer stalls with red light when printing labels. Tried calibrating but it stalls with solid red light before printing out data

Try another roll of labels? If that doesn't help, it may have a problem with the sensor that checks the starting point of the label. These are old so it's easy and cheap to replace with a similar unit.

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Just one of the double tags is printed on

I assume by double tags you mean 2 labels across the roll.
You need to tell your software that the roll is 2 across.
If using the software that comes with the printer, Zebra designer.
Set your label width to twice the single label and copy the barcode so that you have 2 across the label, then print

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Labeller not printing in black - appears to be white

possible the ribbon is on the outher way.
The darkness is to low.

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Zebra TLP2824 Printer Problem

You could also send the EPL command.

^default (use the DOS editor)


Download latest firmware file from zebra websiten copy it to printer using dos command. This will automatically reset the 2824.

Connect to a PC via parallel port.

copy filename.prg lpt1:

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LP 2824

Here's the right way to fix the problem.

Autosense Procedure, Configuration Label and Dump Mode:
Models: Orion (2442, 2443 and 2543), Transport (P-2242), Xport (P-2222), LP/TLP Strata (2684), LP/TLP-2722, 2742, 3742, LP/TLP-2824 ,LP/TLP 2844 and TLP-3842
  1. Turn off printer and have media loaded (on older Transports, with no ON/OFF switch, remove battery).
  2. Hold feed button down, and turn printer back on (on older Transports, re-insert battery) while holding down the feed button.
  3. When the light starts flashing, release the feed button.
  4. Printer light will turn green and advance a few blanks.
  5. After printer stops advancing and prints the internal information, press the feed button one time.
  6. You will get another label with the "Out of Dump" message on it.
Printer is now ready for use.

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