Label Dispenser Option

Label Dispenser Option

The factory-installed label dispenser option allows you to print a label with backing (liner/web) being removed from the label as it prints, ready for application. When printing multiple labels, removing the dispensed (peeled) label notifies the printer to print and dispense the next label.
To use dispenser-mode correctly, use your printer driver to activate the label (taken) sensor along with these typical label settings which include but are not limited to length, non-continuous (gap), and web (liner). Otherwise, you must send the ZPL or EPL programming commands to the printer.
When programming in ZPL, you can use the following command sequences shown below and refer to your ZPL Programming Guide for more information on ZPL programming.
  • ^XA ^MMP ^XZ
  • ^XA ^JUS ^XZ
When programming in EPL, send the Options (O) command with the ‘P’ command parameter (OP) to enable the Label Taken sensor. Other printer option parameters may also be included with the Options command string. Refer to your EPL Programmer’s Guide for more information on programming with EPL and the Options (O) command behaviors.
  1. Load your labels into the printer. Close the printer and press the Feed button until a minimum of 4 inches or 100 millimeters of exposed labels exit the printer. Remove the exposed labels from the liner.
  2. Lift the liner over the top of the printer and open the dispenser door.
  3. Insert the label liner between the dispenser door and the printer body.
  4. Close the dispenser door.
  5. Press the
    button to advance the media.
  6. During the print job, the printer will peel off the backing and present a single label. Take the label from the printer to allow the printer to print the next label.
    If you did not activate the label taken sensor to detect the removal of the dispensed (peeled) label with software commands, the printer will stack and eject peeled labels.