Description of Problem 100000029524
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 200000037946
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
2. Press the
Left or the Right arrow key until “Margin” is
3. Press the
Enter key (below the Print key); the current margin setting will be on
4. Press the
Left or the Right arrow key until “Chain Print” is
5. Press the
Enter key to apply the selected margin.
the first label is printed in “Chain Print”, a message “OK to
Feed?” appears on the display. Press the BS 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.
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.
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.