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Printing Packing Slips on Thermal Paper

We recently changed our packing slips to run on direct thermal paper to eliminate more printer paper, toner, etc., but we are running into a problem when it comes to page breaks.

In our current setup we have our packing slips set to custom 4 x 6 for a roll of paper (think receipt paper) that we are printing with a Zebra ZP450. The problem is that the template is set to 4 x 6, but our media doesn't end at 6 inches (it is a continuous roll of paper). Because of this, we are getting random spacing and a new table header on the slip wherever the template thinks that there should be a page break.

Has anyone else experienced this problem or anything similar? Has anyone been able figure out printing with continuous media / a roll of paper rather than sheets?

Comments

  • mikefeemikefee Member
    An Apprentice
    See below for a picture
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  • Rafal@39389Rafal@39389 Member
    An Apprentice
    Not sure of the same issue, but I just bought Thermal printer and tried using UPS thermal 6x4 label roll with it. The reason spacing was uneven (in DYMO printer) is because the UPS labels (between each label actually) dont have a perforated gap that genuine labels for my printer have. That causes same issue you are seemingly having.
  • Rafal@39389Rafal@39389 Member
    An Apprentice
    That perforated dot stops the label in proper place after printing.
  • mikefeemikefee Member
    An Apprentice
    We are using a Zebra ZT410 for this now and still having the spacing issue. The dots make sense in that they are what tells the printer that "this is a new page". We are dealing with the spacing for now, but it would be nice to see shipstation have a continuous media option or something like that. Whenever we order something from amazon that is FBA it comes with a thermal paper packing slip that is cut after the order (no unnecessary length to it) and that is what we are trying to replicate to save on paper, toner, labels, etc
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