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Printing labels without label gaps or -marks

I would like to print roll-format labels without label gaps or label marks, with a very high degree of accuracy. The print goes onto spaces on a pre-printed label. Please help - we need to get the job done!

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Astinsan
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SOURCE: i-class cutting issues

You need to calibrate the printer using the instructions located in the manual. This should be in area 5.2 of the manual. If you don't have the manual you can download them at this address along with software updates and firmware updates.

http://www.datamaxcorp.com/software/i-class/

Label printers are always finicky. I have strtix printers where I work and they give off wacky errors too.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer = Zebra TLP 2844-Z Problem = will not calibrate

just switch off the printer ,and then hold the green button power on the printer now and wait upto 4 bliknks of green led then remove the fingers.now printer will calibrate the label..

if still the problem exist .check the notch in the ribbon core.an adjust the spring tenson of rippon supply and take of roolers in printer

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

bartech9
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SOURCE: motor throtting

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.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

micromatikal
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SOURCE: Dymo 400 was working fine, then I had to unjam

You probably didn't damage it, it sounds like you may have knocked loose the thermal printing portion (which is the most important part). There is no easy way for you to repair this but Dymo will usually do it for free under warranty. Their phone number is:
(203) 588-2500

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

RoryMRP
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SOURCE: Zebra M4 is printing blank labels

Did you switch your ribbon as well?

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: the Zebra 2443 printer is feeding out 13 to 14

It sounds like the printer is not calibrated. This procedure is in the users guide. Make sure both labels and ribbon are loaded correctly and then perform this procedure. If you do not have the manual or still have issues, email me at hilster1968@gmail.com for the procedure.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009

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