Media Types and Sensing
Media Types and Sensing

Media Types and Sensing

Use the information in this section to understand various print media options and media sensing types.
Your printer supports three basic types of media:
Continuous media
Used for items like receipts. Has no marks to define print length.
Marked media
Has black lines, black marks, notches, or holes to define the print length for each printed item.
Label media
Uses the sensor to look through the media backing (liner) to see the beginning and end of labels on the roll.
The printer uses two sensing methods to accommodate the range of media that it supports:
Center area transmissive sensing
For continuous media and gap/web label media.
Half-width movable (reflective) sensing
To sense print format (length) using the black marks, black lines, notches, or holes present on the media.