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We are having trouble while printing bar coded labels, there are streaks going across the label what can stop this from happening?

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If streaks are perfectly vertical and always present, probably your printhead is scratched and needs to be replaced. Unless the streaks are diagonal and intermittent - then you need adjustment for ribbon wrinkle.
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You probably need to adjust the leveling cam if you have not done so already. This is the green thumbscrew near the print mechanism.

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You can adjust the display contrast by pressing and holding the MENU key for 10 to 20 seconds to modify the LCD contrast level.

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If toner is getting onto the transfer belt, it can only get there by either being put there intentionally, or leaking.

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It could be software related.  The best way to find out is to restart the computer where the labels are coming from.  Turn your printer off and back on again as well.  Run the program that loads the forms into the printer to print with.  
Is the printer on an ethernet connection or is it connected to a computer?
 

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SOURCE: PLEASE HELP - Labels are printing in the wrong direction

The ups site ahs a solution to your problem. You need to send a ZT command to the printer to reverse direction
The easiest way to do it is to open the printers properties and go to the advanced tab go to Printing Defaults then select Tools then tools again and a window will popup. Enter ZT and press enter. The Send button should now be enabled. Click on it. DO NOT touch anything else. Close all windows and try printing . If this is not the direction you want , rod and this time enter the ZB then enter. There are only 2 commands ZT and ZB

Good luck

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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