There are no error messages, tape advances OK, I checked variuos font sizes and tape size settings to assure the font size fits on the 1/2 tape. I have a white tape so I'm expecting it to print black letters. Batteries tested good.
My P-touch has the same issue. There is a U-shaped spring wire that
pushes one of the rubber wheels so it presses the tape against the
element that "writes" on the tape. A small piece of plastic that holds
the spring in place broke off so the spring can't do it's thing. CA
glue (superglue) would not work, I am trying to find a parts source
now, it is easy enough to replace.
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The font size that appears within printed documents has to be adjusted in the application you are printing from. For example, if you are printing a Microsoft Word document, change the font while editing the document in Word. If you are printing a web page, you will need to change the font in the web browser settings (Chrom, Firefox, IE)... for Chrome, here are the steps:
Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Web Content" section, use the "Font size" drop-down menu to make adjustments.
Some websites prevent the browser from changing just text size. For those sites, Chrome won't be able to adjust the font size.
The printer prints whatever it's told to by the computer. Your printer really doesn't control the fonts.
When you are printing stuff from the internet (web pages, email, etc.) the reason for the small print is that it is related to the size of the monitor and it's viewing setup (the higher the screen resolution, the smaller the print will be when printing it out even though it looks good on the monitor).
One way you can make the print larger when printing internet stuff & emails is by changing the print view size on the screen to a larger size in your web browser (this is separate from your other setting you've already setup). Go to the menu bar at the top (i.e. Internet Explorer), click on "View," then "Text Size" then select a size like "Larger" or "Largest" (something higher than what you're currently set to.)
Another method is to go to your menu bar at the top of your web browser, click on "File" then "Print Preview". At the top of the window there should be a small window with "Shrink To Fit" in it. Click the arrow for a drop down list and choose something probably above 90% or more (maybe 100 or 125%) and see how it changes the print size of what is to be printed out.
The only other method is to copy & paste the text into a text editing software like Word and adjust the text size there. If you're using a text program, then you simply adjust the size of the text to a 12 or 14 point, or larger, font size (adjust depending on the font and size you need) and that should do the trick.
you open your email account using a browser, there is a very simple
way to increase the font. Font size options are located either under
"Tools" ("Options" or "Preferences"
then "Content") or "View" (text size) on your
browser's main menu. Change the font to a larger size, which may be
set by number or by selecting "Larger" or "Largest"
font from the list of options. You may have to click "Advanced"
or the similar option in the "Fonts" section of some
browsers to adjust the font properly.
Next, click "File"
then "Print Preview" on your browser's main menu. This
will show you how the email will look when printed. Click "Page
Setup" and deselect the "Shrink to Fit Page" option.
This will allow you to print the email at the new, larger font size.
Be sure to return your browser's font size to normal when you are
finished printing the email, or else all of your pages will display
with a larger font.
you use a non-browser email software program to view your emails,
insert your email contents into Microsoft Word (or a similar word
processing program) to print it in large letters. Select the entire
message from your email software then go to Word to paste the
contents into a blank document. You can then select the text of the
email and increase the size of the font. When you're done, print the
file as you would normally. You can also perform this action with an
email that you open inside of a browser.
The printer can be stuck in double line mode, although it indicates that it is single line mode. Switch between the two modes, pressing " enter" and " clear ", until you are in single line mode again. Now you can change text size again.
What size tape are you using in the machine? Some of the fonts won't work if you are using 1/4" tape. It will say ERROR if you're asking it to print a larger size. This won't be a problem for you if you switch to 1/2" tape, or just use the two smallest font sizes.
Hope that helps!
Press the Return button and the machine will automatically print the size the tape will allow! :)
Title: What does the error message "CHR SIZE AUTO?" mean?
Description:This message appears when the selected character size is too large for the width of the tape cassette installed.
You have the following options:
Press the "Print" or "Return" key to allow the P-touch machine to automatically select the maximum character size that fits the tape width.
Press the "BS" key to clear the message, and then install a wider tape cassette.
Press the "BS" key to clear the message, and then select a smaller character size by following these steps:
While holding the "Code" key, press the "Size" key. The display will show the current character size.
Keep the "Code" key held, and press the "Size" key until the desired size is displayed. If you select "AUTO", the P-touch machine will automatically adjust the character size to the largest possible size.
Release the "Code" to apply the setting.
If you have the correct size tape installed and still get the error message, please try removing the cassette from the machine and reinstalling it. Also, check that the tape cassette is seated firmly in the compartment.
The following table shows the maximum character size that can be used with each tape width.
* Check the default fonts within Microsoft Windows. * Select your entire document and set it to a larger font. * Make sure all your fonts are loaded properly. * Change the resolution to quick print at 600 dpi. To do so:
1. Click Start, Settings, Printers. 2. Right click the Lexmark printer icon and choose Properties. 3. Choose the Document/Quality tab and set the resolution to 600 dpi quick print/draft.
* Change the Spool Data Format to RAW. To do this:
1. Click Start, Settings, Printers. 2. Right click the Lexmark printer icon and choose Properties. 3. Select the Details tab and click Spool Settings. 4. In the Spool Settings screen, set the Spool Data Format to RAW. 5. Click OK and then Apply.