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Description of Problem 100000027869

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

Description of Solution 200000035761

Due to the design and construction of the tape mechanism, it is essential to feed a certain amount of tape through the machine before the first label (for more detail, see end of document).  However, you can reduce the amount of waste by setting the Margin to "Narrow" or to "Chain Print", printing labels consecutively (creating a strip of labels); subsequent labels can be printed without this excess tape.


1. Press the Menu 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 "Chain Print" is displayed.


5. Press the OK 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 OK key.  After the machine stops feeding the tape press the cutter lever to cut off the strip of labels.


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, see below illustrations.



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