Hardware Thread, I will not beaten by a label printer!! in Technical; Our entry system has a label printer attached to it via USB (Seiko smart label printer 440).
This week it ...
17th October 2013, 12:03 PM #1
I will not beaten by a label printer!!
Our entry system has a label printer attached to it via USB (Seiko smart label printer 440).
This week it has been reporting a no paper error, even though there's a whole roll there. I did all the usual checks, it'll work for a short time then the error returns. I contacted the company thinking there was a faulty sensor and they sent me a new printer, but the error is still there.
So i've uninstalled, reinstalled, installed new drivers, new rolls of paper and changed the USB cable. Still cant get the sucker to work!!!
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17th October 2013, 12:22 PM #2
Probably a stupid question - but the only thing that remains the same is the paper rolls - are you sure that they are the correct size and weight for the label printer? I wonder if it is just not sensing them. We had something similar once with a printer when the school bought very cheap labels.
Thanks to witch from:
Little-Miss (17th October 2013)
17th October 2013, 12:35 PM #3
Nope not stupid! Especially as i think the labels have to be a particular kind because they have black lines on the back which i guess helps it line up.
I shall go investigate this further! The office ladies deal with this bit so will go see if they noticed any difference.
12th November 2013, 12:01 PM #4
Riddle me this then people:
Label printer constantly complaining there are no labels
I do everything i would normally do to troubleshoot a printer
Give up, come here. Witch suggests something quite feasible
contact company, they send new labels, issue still stands
they send chap out, chap (does what i did) "fixes" it, 3 hours later issue back
company comes out again, replaces touch screen (had issues anyway), printer and USB lead
Issue again next day
company tells me it's definately the labels cus other schools now have the problem and that sorted it
sent new labels
issue still there...
12th November 2013, 12:05 PM #5
I'm not saying it's aliens... but it's probably a faulty sensor. [The new one could be from a dodgy batch.]
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
12th November 2013, 01:19 PM #6
Heap, see it all the time, several hundred currency unit printer offer by an optical or mechanical sensors that someone cheaped out on and saved 3 cents on by buying from china rather than Japan. Not limited to printer either, faulty caps on motherboards or even a 35cent resistor that killed my radiator thanks to counterfeit bits from china.
Could also be a flat out bad design and there is just a bit of dust in a sensor, I'd demand a replacement with new labels and let them test your dodgy one off site.
12th November 2013, 01:25 PM #7
Hmmm - could be a dodgy batch of sensors I suppose.
However, I would ask for another replacement or more tech time as they themselves have said it was the labels and even sent you out new ones and yet it still doesn't work. So their own solution hasnt solved the problem - what are they going to do now?
12th November 2013, 01:35 PM #8
We have a similar issue with a Brother QL-570 label printer. It only happens with the first label on the roll. Once its recognised and working, the whole roll works fine.
To get round this, I have to open the label cover, and press in the sensor which tells it the label cover is closed, then push the label through manually, just a little bit when it will then grab it and take it all the way through.
Yes, its fiddly and no, it shouldn't happen, but it does and this is what works for me.
Also, I've had some success by cutting about a quarter of the first label in the roll off with a pair of scissors, before inserting it into the printer - when you close the lid it feeds out the cut label and stops ready to print on the next (whole) label.
I don't know if you can do anything similar with the Seiko printer?
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