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Autosense Procedure, Configuration Label and Dump Mode:
Models: Orion (2442, 2443 and 2543), Transport (P-2242), Xport (P-2222), LP/TLP Strata (2684), LP/TLP-2722, 2742, 3742, LP/TLP-2824 ,LP/TLP 2844 and TLP-3842
  1. Turn off printer and have media loaded (on older Transports, with no ON/OFF switch, remove battery).
  2. Hold feed button down, and turn printer back on (on older Transports, re-insert battery) while holding down the feed button.
  3. When the light starts flashing, release the feed button.
  4. Printer light will turn green and advance a few blanks.
  5. After printer stops advancing and prints the internal information, press the feed button one time.
  6. You will get another label with the "Out of Dump" message on it.
Printer is now ready for use.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017


This is always a calibration or label template size issue.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


I would re-calibrate the printer and see if that helps, usually the quickest and correct means to fix ya !
Calibrate Zebra Desktop Printer

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


Either your printer needs calibrated: Calibrate Zebra Desktop Printer

Or your label template size( in the software) does not match the label size. I recommend the calibration then looking at the software label templates.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


This could simply be old direct thermal labels. Direct thermal labels have a shelf life of about 1 year from the date of manufacture. After that time has lapsed the thermal coating on the labels begins to dissipate and this will cause labels to print light or faded. You can trouble shoot with a roll known to be fresh. You can get one free here to test Labeldomain com .

If this does not solve your problem then please check this article on 5 common print quality issues and how to correct them Fix Zebra 2824 2844 3842 print quality

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


You need to cycle the power and I would perform a calibration:

Calibrate Zebra Desktop Printer

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


Easily done, here is an article explaining how:

Reset Zebra printer to factory defaults

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


Your software label template does not match the size label your printing on. Make sure your label size IE: 2.25" x 1.25" matches the template size in the software, then perform this calibration:
TLP 2742 is printing blank labels

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


you need to do a sensor calibration.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


After loading labels into the printer, place the power switch in the"0"(OFF) position.Press and
hold the FEED control while placing the power
switch in the"1"(ON) position.Release the
FEED control when the printer starts feeding
labels.The POWER indicator will turn off and
then switch toGreen while the adjustment is
being made.The printer will advance 3-4 labels
while performing the adjustment. When the ad-
justmen tis complete,a status summary label will
be printed and the printer will be placed in
Diagnostic Dumpmode.Tap the FEED Control
once to switch theprinter back tonormal opera-
tion. When the indicator switches to Green, the
printer is ready for use.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on May 10, 2014


Recalibrate the printer and you should be good to go. Do this by turning the printer off, press and hold the button and turn on the power. When the light flases red let go and it will calibrate, at the end it will do a printout. Reboot the printer and your fixed.

Zebra Eltron LP... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014

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