Issue / Question
Understanding the printer configurations needed for the ZT200 Series printer for proper calibration and avoiding media errors.
Correcting Printer Media Related Errors
Solid Red Supplies Light
Media Out Error (Paper Out)
Image registration issues
Resolution / Answer
The printer can be used for a variety of media and verifying the media-related settings is required when any problems are encountered.
Review the printer setup and configuration solution for details on proper printer settings related to media. For more information, refer to ZT200 Series: Initial Printer Setup Details and Information.
By default, the printer will calibrate and function correctly with the most commonly used standard gap labels. Problems can occur if there are specific settings required to use other types of labels, or if the configuration settings are altered by the misconfigured driver or label printing applications, or incorrectly altering LCD configuration settings.
|NOTE The term Media refers to labels, tags, card stock, and so on. In summary, the supplies you use in the printer.
|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.
Common Issues and Resolutions
The ZT220 will require a data connection and a utility or application that produces the required ZPL commands to configure the printer as it doesn't have an LCD display and requires direct communication.
The ZT230 has an LCD display for printer configuration but can use ZPL commands as well for printer configuration.
These are free utilities or applications that can be used to configure a connected printer: