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Description of Problem 100000014673

Why does one inch piece of lead tape feed out prior to every

label that prints out? How can this tape waste be eliminated?

Description of Solution 200000018929

The one inch (25mm) piece of tape that is produced prior to every label cannot be eliminated due to the construction of the tape mechanism. However, you can reduce the amount of waste by setting the Margin to Narrow or to Chain Print (creating a strip of labels).


1. Press the Function key.


2. Press the Left or the Right arrow key until ?Margin? is displayed.


3. Press the OK key; the current margin setting will be on the display.


4. Press the Left or the Right arrow key until the desire margin is displayed.

    a. Select Narrow for 1/6-inch margins.

    b. Select Half for 1/2 -inch margins.

    c. Select Full for 1-inch margins.

    d. Select Chain Print for printing more than 1 label with minimum margins.


5. Press the OK key to apply the selected margin.


Note1: After printing labels with the tape margin set to Half or Narrow, cut along the printed two dots with scissors so the text is centered on the label.


Note2:After the first label is printed in Chain Print, DO NOT feed or cut the tape at this time.  Clear the text on display by pressing the BS (Backspace) key and create another label; DO NOT clear the Format (Shift and Clear).  Continue creating and printing labels along the strip of tape.  When the last label printed, press the SHIFT and the PRINT keys to feed out the tape.  After the machine stops feeding the tape press the cutter lever to cut off the strip of labels.


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