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Snosel: The label sensor need calibration. Press and hold FEED button by 5 to 8 seconds. This method is a quick calibration. Or maybe need to make the complete calibration in printer menu.

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1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the desired tractor is selected (the corresponding tractor arrow should be lit).
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