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Description of Problem 100000018002

Why is one inch piece of lead tape feed prior to every label that printsout and can this tape waste be eliminated?

Description of Solution 200000022967

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). Also, when you print more than one label continuously (using the Copies or Numbering function), the subsequent labels can be printed without the excess tape.


1. Press the Function key (letters Fn on key top).


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


3. Press the Enter 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 ½-inch margins.

c. Select “Full” for 1-inch margins.

d. Select “Chain Print” for printing more than 1 label with minimum margins (a strip of labels).


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


Note: After the first label is printed in “Chain Print”, a message “OK to Feed?” appears on the display.  Press the Esc key. DO NOT feed the tape at this time.  Clear the text on display and create another label, do NOT clear the Format, just the text. 

Continue creating and printing labels along the strip of tape.  When the message “OK to Feed?” appears after the last label prints, press the Enter key.  After the machine stops feeding the tape press the cutter lever to cut off the strip of labels.

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