Running the Print Wizard and Printing a Test Label
Running the Print Wizard and Printing a Test Label

Running the Print Wizard and Printing a Test Label

The Print Wizard configures the printer, prints test labels, and adjusts print quality based on the results of the test labels.
When using the Wizards, do not send data to the printer from the host.
For optimal results, use full-width media running the
Print Wizard
or
Set All Wizard
. If the media is smaller than an image to be printed, the results may be truncated or print across multiple labels.
After you have completed the printer setup procedures and run the printer setup wizard, use this section to print a test label. Printing this label allows you to see if your connection is working and if you need to adjust any of the print settings.
  1. On the Home screen, touch
    Wizards
    Print
    Start Print
    .
  2. Follow the prompts to specify the following information:
    • print type (Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal)
    • label type (Continuous, Gap/Notch, or Mark)
    • label width
    • collection method (tear off, peel-off, rewind, cutter, delayed cut, linerless peel, linerless rewind, linerless tear, or applicator)
    After you have specified these, the wizard instructs you to load media and then to place a label over the media sensor.
  3. Load media so that a label is over the green light from the media sensor, and then touch the checkmark.
  4. At the prompt, close the printhead, and then touch the next checkmark.
    The printer calibrates and then asks if you would like to print a test label.
  5. Follow the prompts until the printer completes auto calibration.
  6. When asked to print a test label, touch the checkmark.
    A test label similar to this one prints. If your labels are smaller than the image, only a portion of the test label will print.
  7. Examine the position of the label over the tear bar. If necessary, shift the position of the media over the tear-off bar after printing.
    • If the space between labels falls on the tear bar, continue with the next step.
    • If the space between labels does not fall directly on the tear bar, shift the position of the media over the tear bar after printing.
      Lower numbers move the media into the printer by the specified number of dots (the tear line moves closer to the edge of the label just printed).
      Higher numbers move the media out of the printer (the tear line moves closer to the leading edge of the next label).
      Shifting the position of the media.
  8. Examine the quality of the image on the test label. Is the quality of the barcode and text on the test label acceptable? See Evaluating Barcode Quality for assistance.