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Hello, I changed the ribbon. The ribbon and labels

Hello, I changed the ribbon. The ribbon and labels ate well placed (no sensor prob). When darkness is 10, it is printing only blank labels. When I up the darkness to 30 it is working nice. The problem is that it was working at default darkness before and I am using a remote software that is setting back the darkness to 10 each time. So why could it now work anymore with darkness 10 ?

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  • raphael proust Sep 18, 2013

    Hello, finally, a reconfiguration + recalibration of the printer seemed to make effect. Working now.

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SOURCE: Zebra 105 SE Printing Blank Labels

Seagull Scientific has drivers. Their Zebra driver is recommended by many.
http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/drvrmain.aspx

That's the link for their printer drivers page. Go to the bottom and click on 'Download a printer driver'. Then scroll the list to find the one you need.

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Jim H

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SOURCE: An extra, blank label prints from a Zebra 2746e.

Check media settings in the printer driver. Check version of printer driver. Zebra printersuse an internal printer driver with their Zebra Designer software (Zdesigner driver) or a ZUD (Zebra Universal Driver) for other windows applications. These drivers can be downloaded directly from the zebra website.

Alternatively you can download the seagull scientific driver and use that instead. (used with bartender program)

Label skipping occurs if the media dimensions are not specified correctly. The important ones are label height, and media setting for type of media.

Perform a media calibration before you go changing settings. Power on printer, Hold top and bottom buttons in on control panel for 5 seconds, release bottom button only then when printer starts feeding labels release top button. When printer finishes press feed button.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Zebra 105SL label issues

I am surprised that you are using that sequence of buttons to solve this problem. I am pretty sure that they want you to go into the "Media Sensor Calibration" setup in the config menu. It is a bit more complicated than what you have described. I also believe that the size of the gap on two of your labels might be out of tolerance (they are usually 1/8" gaps between the labels). The black marks are a problem for the transmissive sensors. You may need to move the transmissive media gap sensor (remember it has two parts: upper and lower). I would usually setup mine for a place beyond the black mark so that you are looking at just the white paper.

To start out:
1. Load the backing of a 6" strip of media (no label attached).
2. Remove a ribbon (if you usually use one).
3. Close the printhead.
4. Press SETUP/EXIT and then NEXT/SAVE until "Media and Ribbon Calibrate" appears.
5. Press "+" to start the calibration procedure. You should see the "Load Backing" in the LCD Display. You already have the backing loaded so continue to the next step.
6. Press "+" to answer the message and the next screen should say, "Remove Ribbon". You have also removed the ribbon.
7. Press the "+" to continue. You should see the screen say, "Calibrating Please Wait". After the sensors are setup by the machine a new screen should appear, "Reload All".
8. Open the printhead, and move the labels until they are loaded correctly to print. Smooth out the ribbon and load it correctly.
9. Withe media and ribbon now loaded, press "+" to continue and the machine should say, "Media and Ribbon Calibrate".
10. Press the Setup/Exit button once. It should say, "Save Changes Permanent". Press Next/Save to finish the process.
11. Do a normal calibration of your stock and print a label.

You are done. The machine will run for the labels you have setup the sensors for. Unfortunately, you must do this for each of the media types. To automate this, you could run a Configuration listing, capture the settings you just created for each type of label. Take these to a programmer to have them send the setup to the machine before the job. This is beyond the scope of this type support to really help you.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't print last inch on label

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contact tech support for Zebra LP 2844 Thermal Printer.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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Trridev Labelss

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SOURCE: Printing pre cut labels with no black mark back

Dear Emy8,
Try out the following.
1) Check Printer Calibration - by pressing the power button three times - the led color changes -
if not try calibrate - in advance setting options in print properties.
2) Try to create the new label format - instead of using the existing label format
3) Check the label gap - it used be 3 mm by default, might change upon your request. but the gap should be even and gap used exist for sure.
try out these, if still problem exists, update us, we will ask our technician to come up online and trouble shoot them via teamviewer.com
TRRIDEV LABELSS MFG CO total barcode solutions www.trridevlabelss.com Chennai - Tamil nadu - India

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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