Using the Label Dispenser Option
Using the Label Dispenser Option

Using the Label Dispenser Option

If you printer has the label dispenser option, it will automatically remove the label backing material (liner/web) when printing. When the printer is printing multiple labels, it will print the next label in queue after you remove an already dispensed or peeled label.
To set the printer to use Label Dispense mode, you (or an administrator) must do one of the following:
  • Use the printer driver to set
    Media Handling
  • Use the Configure Printer Settings wizard available with the Zebra Setup Utility.
  • Send a ZPL programming command to the printer. The command sequences to use are:
    • ^XA ^MMP ^XZ
    • ^XA ^JUS ^XZ
  1. Open the printer and load the label media.
  2. Close the printer and press the
    button until a minimum of 100 millimeters (4 inches) of exposed labels exit the printer.
    You can leave the exited labels on the liner.
  3. Lift the liner over the top of the printer, then pull the gold latch in the center of dispenser door away from the printer.
    The dispenser door opens.
  4. Insert the label liner between the dispenser door and the printer body.
  5. Close the dispenser door while pulling the end of the label liner tight.
  6. Press and release the
    (Advance) button one or more times until a label gets presented for removal.
When you print the next time, 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 using software commands prior to printing, the printed labels will stack and may bind the mechanism.