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Description of Problem 100000036955

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 200000047143

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, by printing labels consecutively (creating a strip of labels), subsequent labels can be printed without this excess tape.


1. Press the Style key to display the "Style" menu.


2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until the current setting for the "Cut Option" is highlighted on the display.


3. Press the Left or the Right arrow key until "Chain" is highlighted.


4. Press the Enter or the OK key to apply the setting.


Note: The P-touch label printer feeds an inch of blank tape before printing the first label.

After the label is printed, 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, when the message "OK to Feed?" appears after the last label printed, press the "OK" or "Enter" key.  After the machine stops feeding the tape, press the cutter lever to cut off the label.


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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