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Description of Problem 100000014675

Why does one inch piece of lead tape feed prior to every label that prints out? How can this tape waste be eliminated?


Description of Solution 200000018931

There is approximately one inch of space between the print head and the cutter blade within the P-touch label printer. The three layers of material that make up all P-touch labels must pass over this space in order to be sealed correctly and to feed correctly. Ordinarily a small piece of tape, 1 inch long, will first precede the printed label to ensure that this happens. This extra feed material cannot be eliminated.However, if you are creating more than one label at a time (Chain Printing), Cut Option 3 can reduce the amount of wasted tape between labels.

1. Press the Code key.

2. Press the Z (Set Up) key.

3. Press the Left or Right Arrow key until CUT is shown on the display.

4. Press the Up or Down Arrow key until the number 3 is below CUT on thedisplay.

5. Press the Return (New Block) key; this is the key below the Down Arrow key.

With Cut Option 3 selected, the P-touch label printer feeds an inch of blank tape and will ask you to cut off the tape. After cutting off the one inch tape, it will continue to print the first label. Afterward a message #OK TO FEED?# appears on the display. Press the BS key for NOT to feed out the first label. Clear all the text off the display (pressing the BS key), input the text for the second label and press Print. The machine will feed out the first label and will ask you to cut off the first label. After cutting off the first label, the messageOK TO FEED? appears again. Press the BS key (for not to feed out the label), clear the display again and continue on creating the next label. When the message OK TO FEED? appears for the last label, press the Return key. The machine will feed out the last and will ask you to cut it off. There is no one inch blank tape between each label with Cut Option 3, just at the beginning of the first label.

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