Question about Zebra Stripe S600 Thermal Label Printer
We have a Zebra S600 printer that continues to calibrate even after manual calibration is done. It is my understanding in the manual that after manual calibration is done, it stays on that calibration until prompted with another calibration. Labels are not being changed in the machine to a different size. Unit will usually print about 3 labels and then will lock up the printhead. Then machine will run an auto calibration.
Currently we are using labels without any markings, and the media sensor can't figure out how long the label size is without putting tic marks in between the labels so it has a point of reference.
Any solutions to keep it from calibrating every time you open the printhead?
The factory default settings for the S600 is to auto calibrate every time the printhead is closed and every time the power is cycled. If the media sensor is not positioned correctly for the media you are using the label size will not be detected during a calibration. You mentioned the media has no markings, doe sthe media have a space between the labels? If so, the media sensor may not see the gap in the labels adn therefor is not calibrating properly or not calibrating at all. Check the media sensor position. I have found that the media sensor must be at least 1" from the inner wall of the printer so it doesn't see the edge of the backing in oder to read the size of the labels.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
I don't mean to second guess you but, the media sensor in a S600 is infrared and not a red light. Are you sure you don't have a S4M or a Z4M? If you do have a red light as an indicator of the media sensor's position then the lever to adjust the positin i located under the the platformthe light is attached to (usually purple), it slides in and out to adjust the position.
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
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