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Have a Zebra 105SE that prints the FEED test just fine, but will not print the PAUSE test nor will it print a bar code label from the computer. The FEED test prints vertical bar codes while the PAUSE test and label from computer print horizontal bar codes. When using the PAUSE test, the first label that reads PEEL OPTION INSTALLED prints, then nothing else, but the DATA light stays on. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Check to see if the pause light is on also. Make sure you are using the correct printer driver. (105se)
Try in ZPL and then try in ZPLII.
Check Delimiter character 2CH
Check Format prefix 5EH
Check Control prefix 7EH

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