2824 Plus Series: Calibrating the Printer
Article ID: 15906473
Understanding the media configurations needed for the 2824 Plus printer for proper calibration and avoiding the Red Flashing Light errors. Problems that this will address include:
- FEED Button flashing red
- Prints, then skips a label or is skipping labels
- Print is overlapping onto next label
- Print position is drifting up and down on the labels
- Labels stop printing in random locations
- Prints labels then the Feed Button light starts to flash Red
The 2824 Plus printer must be configured using a Driver, Utility, or Label Application. These produce configuration commands using the printer programming language that must be communicated to the printer for initial setup and are often included with your label request when you print. Therefore it is important that you assure your host device or application is properly configured for the media you intend to use.
In addition, the 2824 Plus also allows for a button flash sequence to allow calibration of the labels. It should be noted that these configurations will be overwritten by any driver or application settings when you send your label request. Feed Button configurations Read More>>
The printer can be used for a variety of media and verifying the media related settings is required when any problems are encountered.
See the Printer Setup Document for full configuration of your printer Read More>>
The printer comes with sensors for label tracking based on the Media Type used. There is combined reflective and transmissive sensor positioned slightly off centered in the media path. The sensor you will use requires configuration of the Tracking Mode (Mark/Web/Continuous) setting to function with the media you are using. A hole or black mark must pass over the media sensor's position to function correctly.
See the TLP2824 Plus Sensors. Read More>>
See the LP2824 Plus Sensors. Read More>>
Calibrate the printer for the media.
The printer does not measure the label length unless the default Power Up or Head Close values are altered to either Length or Calibrate. There are two calibration methods to consider if the labels fail to calibrate properly.
- The 2 Flash sequence will find the label gap and measure the label.
Performing the Calibration Procedure (Two Flash sequence) Read More>>
- The 7 button flash will perform a deeper analysis of the gap or mark and will produce a media sensor profile.
Performing the Manual Calibration Procedure (Seven Flash sequence) Read More>>
Note: If the printer fails after receiving a label request from your data source then there are likely commands being sent from the host that are overwriting the printer configurations. Check your host driver or application settings and assure they match the printer settings.
|Flashing Red Light||
|Labels are skipping or
the print image is wandering
|Application or Utility||Comment|
|Zebra Setup Utility Read More>>||
This is a free Windows based utility that features a printer setup wizard for simple printer or network setup.
|ZebraNet Bridge Read More>>||
This is a Windows based enterprise application for network printer management but is free to use for configuring a network or locally connected printer
|ZebraNet Print Server Webpage Read More>>||
The ZebraNet Print Server has a Webpage that is accessed from a browser when you enter the printer's IP Address. Printer configurations can be viewed and altered.
|ZebraDesigner Driver Read More>>||
If you are using the ZebraDesigner Driver there is a Printing Preferences section that allows you to configure your printer.
- LP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer
- TLP 2824Plus Desktop Printer
- 2824 Plus Series