Issue / Question
The SmartCal media calibration has not worked, is there anything else we can try? Calibration procedure for use with pre-printed media.
ZD888 Thermal Transfer and ZD888 Direct Thermal printers
Resolution / Answer
Manual calibration is recommended whenever you are using pre-printed media or if the printer will not correctly auto calibrate.
1. Make sure media is loaded. A good common label size is 4 by 6 inches.
2. Turn on the printer power.
3. Send the following command to the printer:
! U1 do "ezpl.manual_calibration" ""
Graphics, fonts and programming files can be sent to the printer from the Microsoft Windows operating systems by using the Link-OS Profile Manager, Zebra Setup Utilities (and driver), ZebraNet ™ Bridge or Zebra® ZDownloader found on the Zebra Web site
4. The printer will set the media sensor for the label backing being used. After it is done making this adjustment, the roll will automatically feed until a label is positioned at the printhead. A profile of the media sensor settings (similar to the example below) will print. Upon completion, the printer will save the new settings in memory and the printer is ready for normal operation.