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Motor throtting I started printing some 3800 cardboard labels and at about 3600 a message appeared on the screen that read "motor throtting". Printing speed slowed down and although it didnt stop, it seemed to stop after printing each label. Is there something wrong or that I should do before continuing? Im need to print some 40,000 more labels and dont want to ruin my printer.

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This error appears when the printer has worked for more than 1 hours continuous, and to protect the printer. Wait a few minutes for printer to cool and continue with your printing.

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