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FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 11/16/2018 ID: faqp00001293_006

How do I eliminate the margin from the start or end of my label when printing?

Due to the construction of the tape mechanism, the approximately 25 mm (one inch) piece of tape that is produced prior to every label cannot be eliminated. However, when you print more than one label continuously, the subsequent labels can be printed without the excess tape.

The following methods are useful for reducing tape use:

 

  • Method 1 - Selecting "Small Margin" in the Cut Option setting:  

     

    1. Press the [Label] key ( label key / label key ).

       
    2. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Cut Option".
       
    3. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
        
       
    4. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Small Margin".
       
    5. Press [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
       

This eliminates the margin at the end of the tape after printing as shown below:

large margin

Large Margin

 

 

small margin

Small Margin

 

  • Method 2 - Printing several labels at once by using the "Copies" function:

     

    1. Press the [Label] key ( label key / label key ).
        
       
    2. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Cut Option".
       
    3. Press [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
        
       
    4. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Small Margin". 
       
    5. Press [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
        
       
    6. Press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ) and select the number of copies to be printed using the arrow up arrow key or down arrow key key or type the number using the number keys.
        
       
    7. Press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ), [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).


This eliminates the margin of the subsequent labels as shown below:

Image
   
 

  • Method 3 - Printing several labels at once by using the "Numbering" function:
  1. Press the [Label] key ( label key / label key ).
     
  2. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Cut Option".
     
  3. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).

  4. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Small Margin".
     
  5. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).  
     
  6. While holding down the [Shift] key ( shift key / shift key ), press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ) to display the print options screen.
     
  7. Select  "Number" using the arrow up arrow key or down arrow key key.
     
  8. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ) and select the number of copies to be printed using the arrow up arrow key  or down arrow key key.
     
  9. Press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ), [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ). 
     
     
  • Method 4 - Printing different labels continuously:  

 

  1. Press the [Label] key ( label key / label key ).
      
     
  2. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Cut Option".
     
  3. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
      
     
  4. Press the arrow key up arrow key or down arrow key to select "Chain".
     
  5. Press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ).
      
     
  6. Enter the text.
     
  7. Press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ).
      
     
  8. Select the number of copies to be printed using the arrow up arrow key or down arrow key key or type the number using the number keys.
     
  9. Press the [Print] key ( print key / print key ), [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ). 
      
     
  10. Repeat step 6 and 9 until all labels have been created. 
     
  11. After the last label is printed, the printer stops in the middle of printing area.
    After [OK to Feed?] is displayed, press the [OK] key ( ok key ) or [Enter] key ( enter key / enter key ) to feed the tape.

    Then to cut off the label, press the tape cutter lever on the upper left corner of the printer.

An example of the labels:
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