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How do i adjust the print head gap on a tally genicon 2280+ printer

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The 2280+ does NOT have a head gap leaver you can adjust the gap from with the menu on the printer.
The printer has an automatic gap adjust which should set the correct gap for most types of paper.

The print head gap can be changed in the following way;

  1. Put the printer OFFLINE
  2. Press SETUP
  3. Press the button under ADJUST on the display
  4. Press the button under HEAD
  5. You can now change the print head gap, if the Automatic Gap Agjust is working the gap setting should go from -10 to +10.
    If the Automatic Gap Adjust is not working this value will go to values smaller than -10 to larger than +10
If the Head gap will go to values less than -10 and greater than +10, first check the AGA is enabled. This can be done in the following way;
  1. Power the printer OFF
  2. Hold down the ONLINE button and power the printer ON, keep the ONLINE button held down untill the pritner has finished initializing.
  3. Press NEXT repeatedly untill you see AGA
  4. Select AGA
  5. Channge this to ALWAY or ON (cant remember!)
  6. Press SET
  7. Power the pritner OFF and back ON to exit the menu.
If the AGA option does not apear in the TEST menu above the Automatic Gap Adjust is not working and will need to be checked out.

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You can adjust the head gap by lever which will be available in right side of printer.

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