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Calibrating Zebra Printer

Rolled Badges:

Pull the media guides open with your free hand and place the
media roll on the roll holders.
The printing surface must remain face up as it passes over the platen roller, which is the soft black roller at the tip of the printer.
Pull the media so that it extends out of the front of the printer.
Verify that the roll is able to turn freely and close the printer.
Please see the video attached to this article for a visual demonstration.

Wristband Badges:

You need to adjust the media guides to fit the narrow wristband roll.
Rotate the small green wheel inside the printer forward in order to narrow the media guide.
Place the wristband roll on the roll holders.
The roll cannot sit at the bottom of the media compartment.
Verify that the media's printing surface is facing up.
Close the printer. Press down until the cover snaps closed.
Please see the video attached to this article for a visual demonstration. Keep reading to learn how to calibrate the printer.

Fanfold Badges:

Fanfold media is folded in a zigzag pattern.
Printing on fanfold media requires you to adjust the media guides.
You can adjust by rolling the green thumb wheel on the inside of your printer. 
Rotate the wheel away from your position to widen the guides.
Insert the media through the open slot located in the back of the Zebra printer.
Feed the paper so that is printing surface will be facing upwards as it slides into the printer.
Run the media between the media guide and roll holders.
The media guides may need further adjustment to ensure the paper can be fed freely.
Close the printer. Press down on it until the cover is fully closed.
Please see the video attached to this article for a visual demonstration. Keep reading to learn how to calibrate the printer.

Calibrating the printer:

Press and hold the feed button, located on the latch of the printer. You will see the green light flash once, then twice quickly. After it has flashed twice, release the button.
You have just begun the Auto Media Calibration, in which the printer detects and sets the media type and length, adjusting the media sensors for optimal performance.
The printer will feed one to four labels while calibrating.
Press the feed button one more time to test for a successful calibration.

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