How to make printer ZM400 Zebra print the same length for all lables?

Hi everybody,

I use printer zebra ZM400 to print bar code labels.

Printer ZM400 doesn’t print the same length for all labels.

For example, when I set label length is: 330 mm & set up custom commands in Printing Preferences like:

^XA
^FO^LL7516.2624236
^FS
^XZ

When I print 3 copies at the same time. The first copy is printed with length 330 mm.

The second copy is printed with length 310.7mm

And the third copy is printed with length 305 mm or about that.

I set in control panel of Printer with this configuration:

View Printer Configuration

  JAY188647.1006121.79400-011.N.JABIL.  
  +10                 DARKNESS          
  2 IPS               PRINT SPEED       
  +000                TEAR OFF          
  TEAR OFF            PRINT MODE        
  CONTINUOUS          MEDIA TYPE        
  TRANSMISSIVE        SENSOR SELECT     
  DIRECT-THERMAL      PRINT METHOD      
  2433                PRINT WIDTH       
  7516                LABEL LENGTH      
  39.0IN   988MM      MAXIMUM LENGTH    
  MAINT. OFF          EARLY WARNING     
  NOT CONNECTED       USB COMM.         
  BIDIRECTIONAL       PARALLEL COMM.    
  RS232               SERIAL COMM.      
  9600                BAUD              
  8 BITS              DATA BITS         
  NONE                PARITY            
  XON/XOFF            HOST HANDSHAKE    
  NONE                PROTOCOL          
  000                 NETWORK ID        
  NORMAL MODE         COMMUNICATIONS    
  <~>  7EH            CONTROL PREFIX    
  <^>  5EH            FORMAT PREFIX     
  <,>  2CH            DELIMITER CHAR    
  ZPL II              ZPL MODE          
  CALIBRATION         MEDIA POWER UP    
  CALIBRATION         HEAD CLOSE        
  OFF                 BACKFEED          
  +000                LABEL TOP         
  +0000               LEFT POSITION     
  DISABLED            REPRINT MODE      
  070                 WEB S.            
  070                 MEDIA S.          
  060                 RIBBON S.         
  044                 TAKE LABEL        
  050                 MARK S.           
  002                 TRANS GAIN        
  032                 TRANS BASE        
  087                 TRANS BRIGHT      
  213                 RIBBON GAIN       
  012                 MARK GAIN         
  DPSWFXM             MODES ENABLED     
  .......             MODES DISABLED    
  2496 24/MM FULL     RESOLUTION        
  V53.17.7Z <-        FIRMWARE          
  1.3                 XML SCHEMA        
  V37 --------- 38 2  HARDWARE ID       
  CUSTOMIZED          CONFIGURATION     
  10944k...........R: RAM               
  2048k............E: ONBOARD FLASH     
  NONE                FORMAT CONVERT    
  FW VERSION          IDLE DISPLAY      
  11/18/10            RTC DATE          
  15:29               RTC TIME          
  DISABLED            ZBI               
  2.1                 ZBI VERSION       
  4,116 IN            NONRESET CNTR     
  4,116 IN            RESET CNTR1       
  4,116 IN            RESET CNTR2       
  10,457 CM           NONRESET CNTR     
  10,457 CM           RESET CNTR1       
  10,457 CM           RESET CNTR2       
  SELECTED ITEMS      PASSWORD LEVEL    

With that configuration, backfeed is set up: OFF

Could you please tell me how to fix it? I want all labels are printed with the same length 330mm.

Appreciate with your valuable help :slight_smile:

Regards,

Phuong Tran.

Maybe it a solution: http://www.fixya.com/support/t458781-zebra_105sl_printer_not_print_correct

I need to check :slight_smile:

No, It’s still not a solution :frowning:

Anyone help me pls, thanks!