What does it do?
When a print job is sent to the printer, it will print the first label whilst peeling the backing paper away simultaneously. The internal sensor will detect when the peeled label is removed and continue to print the rest of the queue (if any) using the same method. Below is a flow diagram to best explain the process between pressing print and getting labels.
Why would you need it?Above is the peel and present attachment for the LabelStation Pro label printer. Below is a picture of the peeler fitted to a LabelStation that has just printed and peeled the label.
How does it work?The peeler is fitted to the front of the printer where the printed labels exit. The backing paper is pulled tightly at an acute angle under the metal bar at the front of the printer. The rigidity of the label causes it to automatically peel away from the backing paper and continue forward until the roller stops.
How to set it up:
- Switch off the printer before opening the clamshell.
- Open the printer and fold down the peeler.
- Load your labels as you normally would but remove a couple from the start (Never let any labels go through the peeler, they must always pass the peeler).
- Feed the backing paper under the peeler roller and through the slot.
- Pull the backing so it's not too loose, careful not to pull any of the backing paper through that still has labels attached.
- Close the peeler so that the backing is between the peelers roller and printer's rubber roller.
- Close the printer and check that the backing folds over the metal bar before switching back on.
- Set the post-print action in your labelling software to "Peel", otherwise you may end up pile of labels all stuck together possibly causing a paper jam and damage to the printer.