Description of Problem 100000012606
Why does one inch piece of lead tape feed or cut off prior to every label that prints out? How can this tape waste be eliminated?Description of Solution 200000016145
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, there are tape cutting options that can reduce
the amount of wasted tape.
If using the
P-touch label printer stand alone refer to page 47 of the user's guide.
“Chain” and “No Cut” options greatly reduce the amount of wasted
tape by using smaller margins and eliminating blank sections cut between labels.
Chain: The P-touch label
printer automatically cuts off a piece of blank tape before printing the first
label. If printing labels one at a time, the printed label will remain in
the printer. If printing multiple labels, the printed labels will be
individually cut, except for the last label. The printer does not cut off the
last label until another label is printed or until the Feed & Cut key
(scissors key) is pressed. The labels will have a 0.16 inch (4 mm) left and
Cut: Use this setting
to print a strip of labels with no cuts in between. Press the Feed
& Cut key (scissors key) to feed and cut the last label
“Chain” or “No Cut”:
1. Press the
TOOLS key to display the menu. Press the Up or Down arrow
key to select CUT OPTION.
2. Press the
RETURN key (arrow key to the right of the SPACE key) to display the cut
option menu. Press the Up or Down arrow key to select
CHAIN or NO CUT.
3. Press the
RETURN key to save the change.
If using the
P-touch label printer with a Windows computer in the P-touch Editor program
click on File and select Print. In the P-touch Quick Editor
program click on the drop down arrow next to the printer icon on the right and
select Print Options. Place a check next to “Chain Printing” by
clicking on it. If you would like each label to be individually cut place
a check next to “Auto Cut”. Click Print; when finished
printing all your labels press the Feed & Cut key (scissors key) to
feed and cut the last label printed.