Using Tear-Off Mode
Using Tear-Off Mode

Using Tear-Off Mode

  1. If you have not already done so, follow the instructions in the section 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.
  5. Slide in the media guide until it just touches the edge of the media.
  6. 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 step 7.
    Thermal Transfer media (ribbon needed)
    If you have not already done so, load ribbon in the printer using the instructions in Loading the Ribbon, then continue on to step 7.
  7. Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place.
  8. Close the media door.
  9. Set the printer to the appropriate collection method that is compatible with your printer (see Print Menu > Label Position > Collection Method).
  10. Press
    to exit pause mode and enable printing.
    The printer may perform a label calibration or feed a label, depending on your settings.
  11. For optimal results, calibrate the printer (see Calibrating the Ribbon and Media Sensors).
  12. Verify that your printer is able to print a configuration label by holding both the
    keys for 2 seconds.
Media loading in Tear-Off mode is complete.