Using Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode
Using Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode

Using Cutter Mode or Delayed Cut Mode

  1. If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in Inserting the Media into the Printer.
  2. Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward.
  3. Slide the media guide all the way out.
    The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
  4. From the media hanger (1), feed the media under the dancer assembly (2), through the media sensor (3), and under the printhead assembly (4). Slide the media back until it touches the inside back wall of the media sensor.
    The cutter blade is sharp. Do NOT touch or rub the blade with your fingers.
  5. Feed the media through the cutter.
  6. Slide in the media guide until it just touches the edge of the media.
  7. Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see Ribbon.
    If using…
    Direct Thermal media (no ribbon needed)
    Continue with the next step.
    Thermal Transfer media (ribbon needed)
    If you have not already done so, load ribbon in the printer. (See Loading the Ribbon.) Then continue with the next step.
  8. Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place.
  9. Close the media door.
  10. If you have not already done so, set the printer to CUTTER mode. See Selecting a Print Mode.
  11. Press
    () to exit pause mode and enable printing.
    The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings.
  12. For optimal results, calibrate the printer. See Calibrating the Ribbon and Media Sensors.
  13. Verify that your printer is able to print a configuration label by holding both the
    keys for 2 seconds.