Re: Printer performs inverse action when using TOF
TOF switch is for the setting of top margine
so it will move the paper revers up to top margine which is set by you.
To solve this problem set the emulation to
your printer confugration "MT660".
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Re: Printer performs inverse action when using TOF
If I understand correctly, this TOF action involves moving the paper backwards until the top edge moves past the paper (paper out?) sensor. Perhaps this sensor, either an optical sensor, or mechanical switch is covered up by an extraneous piece of paper, or, if mechanical, stuck or broken.
Also the sensor itself might be bad, and not sending the logic circuit a valid signal. This could be checked with a voltmeter or oscilloscope especially if you have an accurate idea of what voltages should be.
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The Media Sensor is not seeing the labels or is not configured for these labels. Check Media Sensor position and settings. The Fixed Sensor models have a small window for the sensor at the bottom of the printer, about 3/8" to the right of the left side. If the printer has a movable sensor, the typical position is either 1" to the right of the left edge of the labels, or in the center of the labels. Typical media sensor setting is "Gap Mode". Another common issue is that the sensor might have a piece of label or something stuck to it, covering the lens. Finally, there is a possibility that the reflectivity threshold may need to be recalibrated (see below). This can be difficult, although there are instructions in the Operator's Manual. If physical position/clear view of labels by sensor doesn't seem to be the issue, an easier way to deal with settings issues might be to Restore to Factory Defaults (see below).
Datamax E-Class Auto Media Calibration Procedure:
The 'Auto Media Calibration Procedure' allows the operator to
automatically obtain the optimum (TOF Low and TOF Delta) values for
a particular media. These values are useful for media that continues to
have troubles after Media Sensor has been manually calibrated (usually
preprinted media). This operation feeds 10 inches of media using the
current Media Sensor Calibration setting and calculates the TOF Delta
and TOF Low values to be used. Upon completion the printer will exit
back to 'Calibration Mode' flashing the PAUSED light if successful or
the FAULT light if not successful.
Note: Before calibrating, be sure the media sensor is set for the
appropriate media type, see section 4.4.2, also be sure the
printhead is latched down and the cover is closed.
To perform the Auto Media Calibration complete the following steps:
1. Load the desired media.
2. Hold the button while powering up the printer. Continue to hold
the button until the PAUSED light turns off then release.
3. Next press the button, (the printer will now calibrate to the
4. The PAUSED light will flash 5 times to indicate a successful
calibration. The FAULT light will flash 3 times to indicate an
Note: If you wish to discard your changes and revert back to the
previous calibration simply turn off the printer before Step 5.
5. Now you can save your changes and resume by again
pressing the + buttons simultaneously.
Datamax E-Class Reset to Factory Defaults Procedure:
With the printer off, press and hold the F1, F2, and F3 buttons while
turning the printer on. Continue to hold the buttons down until the
PAUSED light turns off. The printer will now be set to the 'Factory
NVRAM initialization CAUTIONNVRAM initialization will erase all network settings. Before performing NVRAM initialization, print a Network Configuration page, which contains network-setting information. NVRAM initialization performs the following actions: ? Resets all customer-accessible menu settings via control panel and software back to the factory default settings ? Resets the language to the value set at the factory ? Resets the default media size to cold reset media size ? Resets the symbol set to PC-8 NOTE The following steps reset the same NVRAM locations that are reset using the Restore Defaults option in the control panel Service menu. The following process should be used if the MFP does not come to a Ready state and an NVRAM initialization is desired. Use the following procedure to perform an NVRAM initialization. 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Press and hold the Right arrow and Cancel buttons simultaneously. 3. Turn on the printer. 4. When you see the message Permanent storage init, release the Right arrow and Cancel buttons. When the NVRAM init is complete, the printer returns to the Ready state.
If you are using regular letter size continuous printer paper, load the paper normally with the machine turned off. You can even turn the knob to feed the paper through, it doesn't matter how far. Turn the printer back on and press "PARK" button. Then press the "FF/LOAD" button and when you begin printing it will automatically print at the top of form (TOF). If the TOF ever gets thrown off you can press "LINE FEED" until the tear is where you want it and press "SHIFT" > "TOF" to back back to the previous page (or top of form). Simply put, pressing "PARK" then "LOAD" should set the tear where you need it.
If you are using die-cut and reflective media you have to perform a Positioning Calibration that sets the TOF and calculates the label length of the media. This process also calibrates the ribbon sensor on printers equipped with the thermal transfer option. To do this;
1) Turn ‘On’ and enter the media setup parameters in the Media Settings-Menu
2) Load media (and ribbon, if equipped with the thermal transfer option)
3) Calibrate the Media Sensor
Press and hold the FEED key for approximately 4 seconds or until 2-3
labels advance. Upon completion, the ‘Ready’ message will be displayed.
Please ask if you need any further details.
Check the printer preferences for the "Mirror Image" option and un-check it - this is used for printing Iron-on transfers for T-Shirts.
I hope that solves your Problem, If so kindly accept it.
If you are using a printer that has IGP enabled, you can set the printer to automatically go to the next TOF at the end of the print job. Only if you are using the Graphics portion (printing bar codes and graphics). The option is "Auto FF at ^PN" and you would Enable it.