Blank label after printed label ZQ 320

Hi,

I'm implementing a software that prints black marks labels with Zebra ZQ320. With pattern of the label everything is OK. I have difficulties with calibration. Because it prints all time a black label after.

So, Here my configurations:

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I've found here commands for printer's calibration:

^XA

^MNM

^XZ

~JC

^XA

^JUS

^XZ

Then, I'm trying to print my label:

^XA

^PON    (print orientation)

^MNM    (specify media type, M - mark)

^XZ

^XA

^FO0,35^GB560,300,2^FS

^FO150,100^ADN,18,10^FD TEST TEST TEST

^FS

^XZ

Also, I configured language to ZPL and media handling to TEAR OFF

! U1 setvar "device.languages" "zpl"

! U1 setvar "media.printmode" "tear off"

Issue here, that after printed label I have all time a blank label and I can't find a solution how to print label without blank labels. What am I doing wrong?

I seems, that printer didn't see length of the label. It's 2 inches. But ~LL doesn't work with non-continuous mode..

And here information about "media" and length of a label:

! U1 setvar "zpl.label_length"  gets "404"

! U1 getvar "media":

media.status : ok

media.sense_mode : bar , Choices: bar,gap

media.tof : 0 , Choices: -400.0-400.0

media.type : label , Choices: label,journal

media.bar_location : front , Choices: front

media.width_sense.

media.width_sense.enable : off , Choices: off

media.width_sense.in_mm : 72.1

media.width_sense.in_cm : 7.21

media.width_sense.in_dots : 576

media.width_sense.in_inches : 2.837

media.printmode : tear off , Choices: tear off,peel off,rewind,cutter,delayed cut,linerless peel,linerless rewind,linerless tear,applicator,linerless cut,linerless dly cut

media.speed : 4.8 , Choices: 1.0-5.0

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Message was edited by: Sviatlana Shulzhytskaya

Anonymous (not verified)
Hi Sviatlana,Try just doing

Hi Sviatlana,

Try just doing the following:

1. Run your calibration script:

^XA

^MNM

^XZ

~JC

^XA

^JUS

^XZ

2. Verify only 1-3 labels were fed during the calibration.

3. Send the following (followed by a carriage return).  The response SHOULD be slightly over 400 as the ZQ printers are 203 dots per inch or 8 dots per mm. The media_type should be "mark".

! U1 getvar "zpl.label_length"

! U1 getvar "ezpl.media_type"

4. Send your label.

^XA

^PON  

^FO0,35^GB560,300,2^FS

^FO150,100^ADN,18,10^FD TEST TEST TEST

^FS^PQ1

^XZ

Let me know if this still feeds multiple labels.

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Sviatlana Shulz...
Hello Robin,Thank you for

Hello Robin,

Thank you for your quick response

For now printer prints blank labels not all time, only sometimes. For example, after reconnect to printer or after calibration. Is it a feature of a Zebra Printer or I still have the issue? For me it would be better printing without blank labels.

Thanks

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Hi Sorry for the delay. It

Hi Sorry for the delay.

It looks like your calibration still isn't right. See how the bottom line of the format is not printing in the same spot every time?

First thing I'm going to recommend is to update the firmware on your printer, just in case. Firmware Download

Second, try this: 

  1. Send ^XA^JUF^XZ  by itself.
  2. Wait about 30 seconds.
  3. Send ^XA^MNA^XZ~JC^XA^JUS^XZ
  4. Send ^XA^HH^XZ
  5. Try to print your labels again. 

You can also try this:

  1. Go to the Setup Utilities, "Open Printer Tools"
  2. Click the Action tab and select "Load Factory Defaults"
  3. Click Send.  Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Click "Calibrate Media", then Send.

If you are still having this issue it's definitely time to contact Technical Support.​ Send them the response from the ^HH command (step 4).

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Sviatlana Shulz...
Hello Robin,Do you have any

Hello Robin,

Do you have any ideas? I need to fix this issue ASAP.

Thanks.

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