Zebra printing blank labels
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When I use my Zebra GC420d to print labels from the Scan & Label area. In addition to my sticker, my label printer prints a blank label. Is there a way to remedy this? I’m printing labels in a 2″ x 1″ format, and I’ve also changed the printer measurements in the Zebra property settings to 1×2. Do you have any other theories as to why this is happening?
It should avoid doing that if you calibrate the printer. I’m not sure how, but read the manual to find out. You go through a procedure where you load the labels and the printer tests them to see if there are any holes in between. If you do so, the issue will be resolved.
Zebra printer service tips: printer skips labels or will not
It seems that the print head has failed. When the print quality deteriorates, you can use the cleaning pen that comes with these printers. I seriously doubt the firmware is corrupted; we have many in use in our pharmacy department (I work at our country’s hospital) and have never had a firmware problem. Use the cleaning pen that came with the printer to clean the print head. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to have the print head or printer replaced; I assume that replacing the print head will be much more cost efficient than replacing the entire printer.
Our shipping department uses a Zebra 450 thermal printer. We had a similar problem with our labels as well, which turned out to be entirely due to software. The labels were either blank or didn’t have the scan data written on them.
I have to +1 for checking your paper size – we had a similar problem where the stocks in the driver had been moved around somewhere (we blamed a driver update but never tested it), and it wasn’t until we checked to make sure the paper size was accurate that we found – it was attempting to print the sheet, but the stuff it was printing was “off the list,” so the labels were blank. That’s a quick one to get started on and mark off your list. (Although, for the same purpose, check the margin settings in Quickbooks as well.)
The printer print extra blank labels after the one successful
When the end of a label is hit, Zebra printers have a sensor that detects it. You can need to perform the following steps when you first install them, and then on occasion after that. This is referred to as printer calibration.
If the printer continues to behave poorly, you may need to follow the manufacturer’s prescribed maintenance method. There’s also the risk that the printer’s firmware has to be changed or reinstalled.
Zebra printers are in use all over the world, and we’ve printed over a million labels with them. We have yet to come across a printer that has malfunctioned. The worst that could have happened was that the printer firmware needed to be updated. The most common issue is that they need to be re-calibrated every now and then using the measures described above.
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Did you make any changes to the labels? Is there any ribbon left? Are there any error lights blinking on it? Is it necessary to calibrate it? I’m not sure what you’ll need to do to fix it because we use a different brand, but for us, it’s either a calibration problem or someone putting a replacement ink ribbon in improperly, or something along those lines.
Are you certain you’re using the appropriate labels? Only direct thermal labels can be printed with direct thermal printers. Rub a coin against the mark to see if it’s a direct thermal label. You’re using a thermal mark if it turns dark gray.
Since it’s a thermal printer, it’s possible that the thermal print head is damaged or not heating up. It will also include thermal labels, as I’m sure you are aware. If you scrape the labels with your fingernail, a deep dark line should appear; if not, they aren’t thermal.
I used one of these at a bike shop where I worked as a student, and in order to address this problem, I had to uninstall the printer from the machine and reinstall it with new updated drivers, as well as restart the printer spooler service.