How It Looks
Non-continuous roll media
Roll media is wound on a core that can be 12.7 to 38.1 mm (0.5 to 1.5 in.) in diameter. Labels have adhesive backing that sticks them to a liner, and they are separated by gaps, holes, notches, or black marks. Tags are separated by perforations. Individual labels are separated by one or more of the following methods:
Non-continuous fanfold media
Fanfold media is folded in a zigzag pattern. Fanfold media can have the same label separations as non-continuous roll media. The separations would fall on or near the folds.
Continuous roll media
Roll media is wound on a core that can be 12.7 to 38.1 mm (0.5 to 1.5 in.) in diameter. Continuous roll media does not have gaps, holes, notches, or black marks to indicate label separations. This allows the image to be printed anywhere on the label. A cutter can be used to cut apart individual labels. With continuous media, use the transmissive (gap) sensor so the printer can detect when the media runs out.