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My zebra printer is skipping every third label. It still prints the correct number of labels but with blank ones in between. I couldn't find any settings changed that would cause this to happen. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Need to recalibrate, press the button untill flases 4 times, thanks.

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