Issue / Question
Understanding the media configurations needed for the ZT500-ZT600 Series printer for proper calibration and avoiding media errors.
How do I properly calibrate the printer?
ZT610, ZT620 Printers
Resolution / Answer
Understanding the media configurations needed for the ZT500 and ZT600 Series printer for proper calibration and avoiding media errors include:
- Understanding printer calibration
- Adjusting the Media Sensors
- Correcting Paper Out Errors
- Correcting image drift problems
- Labels stopping at random locations
- Labels skipping or occasional blank label
- Labels are not lining up or are not aligned
The ZT500 and ZT600 printers have an LCD Display for printer configuration. However, ZPL commands can be used for printer configuration as well.
If you are not planning to configure the printer via the LCD Display, these are the free utilities or applications that can be used to configure a connected printer.
The printer can be used for a variety of media. Upon encountering any problems, verification of media-related settings is required.
By default, the printer will calibrate and function correctly with the most used standard gap labels. Problems can occur if:
- There is a specific setting required to use other types of labels
- The configuration settings are altered by:
- Misconfigured driver
- Label printing applications
- Incorrectly altering the LCD configuration settings.
||IMPORTANT! All printer menu settings can be impacted by commands from a mismatched or misconfigured driver or software application. A printer that is functioning fine after setup but fails or indicates an error after label requests are received are most likely affected by the host side misconfiguration of the driver or printer software settings. The host device that generates the printer commands for printing typically has a setup configuration that sends these as commands to the printer. Check your host driver or application settings and assure they match the printer settings.
||NOTE The team Media = labels, tags, card stock, and so on. In summary, they are the supplies you use in the printer.
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