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Problem printing on Glossy Label [butterfly label] using Zebra TLP 2844 EPL

Hello I am facing problem printing on glossy (shiny) labels using TLP 2844 EPL. It doesnt print properly..its very light and sometime it doesnt print at all. I am using part no 800130-202 ribbon and tried all darkness setting as max is 15. I tried printing on other heavy ZPL printers and it prints with head darkness set to 30. I am not sure why the problem is with TLP 2844 is it the head heating is not sufficient? cause this ribbon is compatible to TLP 2844 as per zebra. Please help me with a solution.

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    We have a TLP 2844-Z and we have tried to re-calibrate it, but it still only prints the right half of the label information on the left half of the label. How do we fix this?



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You must make sure that the ribbon is compatible with the label you are attempting to print on. It must be a permanent resin. We use the AXR7+ material. Try to avoid using such a high printer head temperature as this will reduce the life of the head.

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TLP 2844-Z prints half the label info on half the label

check the label megerments at driver, or reset printer to default settings. you can also print settings direcly from printer without connect with computer, if still doing than, its possible the printhead its faulty. but before replacet please run test after factory default. hope it helps. Paulo.

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Are you using the correct labels?
Direct Thermal Printers use different labels than printers with ribbons.
If you print a label using labels from a ribbon printer in a direct thermal printer they will come out blank.

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My zebra tlp 2844 is loaded with perforated labels 2''x1.38''. each time it prints a label, it spits out about 20 blank labels, then the light goes red and won't print again.

Calibrate it! Hold down the green feed key while powering on and then release when it flashed red. If this fails, look at the page size in the driver or the "Q" and "q" EPL commands that you are sending from you application. Make the proper dots to inches conversion and try again.

When you say 2 x 1.38, it sounds like the labels are 2" wide by 1.38" long. I do not believe that the length is below a specified minumum, but this information is not on the spec sheet. Try tech support if all else fails.

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Help!!! I can not print barcode with DOS-command "copy barcode.txt com1". DOS Version is 6.1.7600. The printer zebra TLP 2844 does not recognize the EPL commands.


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Cant print on butterfly label with Zebra TLP 2844 printer

This is a problem of label sensing.

You are probably using the Gap sensor on the 2844, unfortunately the shape of the butterfly labels means you are sensing the wide gap between the labels in the centre, so it will not print anything in the apparent gap area on both ends of the label.

What your label or system supplier should have done is supplied you with the same labels but with a 3mm wide black mark on the underside of the label backing paper, centred between the labels. You can then change the printer sensor setting in the driver to Black Mark. You will then be able to print anywhere between the black marks.
Any problems with this contact us directly at Lancer labels Ltd

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recalibrate the label length in the printer(hold feed and power up). from memory bar-one uses the label settings from windows, so go into printers and faxes under control panel and correct the label size

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