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Trying to calibrate labels on E4205 and having trouble, if I'm reading the instructions right, I'm supposed to hold down the F2 button and it will automatically calculate via a sensor, but it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?

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Hope you found a resolution to your issue by now, but if not, there was a firmware update meant to address calibration issues. You can also do an empty calibration where you remove the media and hold the feed button until the platen roller turns, then load the media and do the quick calibration where you press and hold the feed button. I have also found that moving the media sensor towards the center of the media sometimes helps. You can also try moving the media sensor, do the Empty Calibration, then the Quick Calibration, tehn move the sensor back and do both calibrations again.

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Turn on the printer still holding down the button and wait for the printer light to flash, then let go of the front button.
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Printout not align and faults indicates led lit up


The Media Sensor is not seeing the labels or is not configured for these labels. Check Media Sensor position and settings. The Fixed Sensor models have a small window for the sensor at the bottom of the printer, about 3/8" to the right of the left side. If the printer has a movable sensor, the typical position is either 1" to the right of the left edge of the labels, or in the center of the labels. Typical media sensor setting is "Gap Mode". Another common issue is that the sensor might have a piece of label or something stuck to it, covering the lens. Finally, there is a possibility that the reflectivity threshold may need to be recalibrated (see below). This can be difficult, although there are instructions in the Operator's Manual. If physical position/clear view of labels by sensor doesn't seem to be the issue, an easier way to deal with settings issues might be to Restore to Factory Defaults (see below).

Datamax E-Class Auto Media Calibration Procedure:
The 'Auto Media Calibration Procedure' allows the operator to
automatically obtain the optimum (TOF Low and TOF Delta) values for
a particular media. These values are useful for media that continues to
have troubles after Media Sensor has been manually calibrated (usually
preprinted media). This operation feeds 10 inches of media using the
current Media Sensor Calibration setting and calculates the TOF Delta
and TOF Low values to be used. Upon completion the printer will exit
back to 'Calibration Mode' flashing the PAUSED light if successful or
the FAULT light if not successful.
Note: Before calibrating, be sure the media sensor is set for the
appropriate media type, see section 4.4.2, also be sure the
printhead is latched down and the cover is closed.
To perform the Auto Media Calibration complete the following steps:
1. Load the desired media.
2. Hold the button while powering up the printer. Continue to hold
the button until the PAUSED light turns off then release.
3. Next press the button, (the printer will now calibrate to the
media)
4. The PAUSED light will flash 5 times to indicate a successful
calibration. The FAULT light will flash 3 times to indicate an
unsuccessful calibration.
Note: If you wish to discard your changes and revert back to the
previous calibration simply turn off the printer before Step 5.
5. Now you can save your changes and resume by again
pressing the + buttons simultaneously.

Datamax E-Class Reset to Factory Defaults Procedure:
With the printer off, press and hold the F1, F2, and F3 buttons while
turning the printer on. Continue to hold the buttons down until the
PAUSED light turns off. The printer will now be set to the 'Factory
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It sounds like you may have loaded the ribbon incorrectly.

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Labels aren't feeding through at right length


This sounds like a calibration issue.


Follow the instructions below to re-calibrate



Three readings are required:

· Empty: No media in the sensor.

· Gap (or Mark): Only the backing, notch, or reflective mark in the sensor.

· Paper: The label (with the liner attached) in the sensor.

To perform a Standard Calibration:


Step Operator Action Displayed Message Comment

1 (Media should be loaded and the appropriate Sensor Typeselected.)


2 Press the menu key.

Raise the printhead assembly.

MENU MODE

MEDIA SETTINGS


You are entering Menu Mode.


3 Press the enter key to enter

the Media Settings menu.

MEDIA SETTINGS

MEDIA TYPE



4 Press the FWD key and

scroll to 'Sensor Calibration'.

MEDIA SETTINGS

SENSOR CALIBRATION



5 Press the ENT key. SENSOR CALIBRATION

PERFORM CALIBRATION

You are beginning the standard

calibration procedure.


6 Press the ENT key.

Remove the media from the Media Sensor then press any key.


REMOVE LABEL STOCK

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

This sets the parameter for the

'empty' value.

Where 'yyy' is a numerical

value representing the current

sensor reading.



8 Position the label (and backing,

if any) under the Sensor Eye

Mark.

ã Note: If using preprinted

media, ensure the label area

under the sensor is free of

preprinted text, graphics or

borders.

Press any key to continue.

SCAN PAPER

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

This sets the parameter for the

'paper' value.

Where 'yyy' is a numerical

value representing the current

sensor reading.

The calibration was successful.

See note below if another

message was displayed.


10 Exit upon successful

calibration: Back out of the

menu tree by repeatedly

pressing the key.

If using gap or reflective media,

press and hold the FEED key.

The printer will begin

advancing media; allow at least

one label gap (or mark) to

advance under the sensor.


READY

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im thinking you are probably right about the sensor. or they may just need cleaning. do you have a manual? if so it will probably tell you how to test the sensor to see if it is working. if not try www.zebra.com

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http://www.systemsprintmedia.co.uk/downloads/ZEBRA%20TLP%202844Z%20MANUAL.pdf

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  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.
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Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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I had this happen when I changed from one label to a different size label. It needs to be calibrated. There are several types of calibration to do to the S600. Here is the solution that worked for me.
  1. Check the position of the laser Media Sensor (figure 13). It may need to be moved to match the type of label that will be printed.
For CARD labels, the media sensor needs to be set at the edge of the card so it can “see through” the notch that is cut on the edge where the perforation is.

    1. For STICKY labels, it can “see through” the backing which shows between each sticky label, so the Media Sensor could be set anywhere for it to work, but will probably be set towards the middle.
Set to Factory Defaults. This is so that all of the following steps will work. I do not need to change the steps based on the type of mode that printer is set up in because it will erase all that by setting it to the factory default. (See figure 14 for buttons)

    1. Turn off the printer.
    2. Hold the FEED and PAUSE buttons down as the printer power is turned on.
    3. Press MODE button four times.
    4. When the defaults are saved to the printer, the CALIBRATE, DARKER, and POSITION lights will all flash.
Test to see if the calibration is set correctly for the label. If not, proceed to the following steps.

  1. Do a Manual Calibration.
Turn off the printer.
    1. Hold the PAUSE, FEED, and CANCEL buttons down as the printer power is turned on, keeping the buttons depressed.
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Put the printer into Auto-Calibration Mode.

    1. Turn off the printer.
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    3. Release the buttons after printer is powered on.

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