How can I print circular or round labels using the LX Series Printers?
Circular, nonstandard label shapes or multiple labels across will require precise adjustment of the label sensor. If you are using circular or other non rectangular die-cut labels make sure the sensor is set to the very top of the label where the shapes are closest together. If the sensor is too far to the right or the left the printer will still sense the label but the image may be offset downward because the printer will start printing at the wrong position. If you are using stock that has multiple labels across make sure the sensor corresponds to a place on the stock that has a label and not a vertical gap.
The sensor can be adjusted using the slide bar on the inside or on top of the printer. Below the slide bar is a measurement or tick marks which represents the distance between the edge of the label stock and the sensor. Measure the distance from the edge of the label stock to the correct position on the stock. Set the sensor to this measurement.
The sensor can only be moved a maximum of 2.5 inches from the left side of the printable area. This means that the maximum diameter circular label that can be printed is 5 inches. For circular labels larger than 5 inches in diameter, you must have a black mark printed on the back of the label stock. Now change the Sensor Type in the driver to Reflective. The printer will now look for the black mark representing the beginning of the next label instead of the die-cut. For more information on changing the Sensor Type in the driver settings see this article.
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