Changing the Cutting Method - Mk1500
Article ID: ART180411 | Date published: 09/16/2021 | Date last updated: 09/16/2021


Learn how to change the cutting method of the Mk1500.


Half cuts and full cuts

If you examine a long tube that has been printed and fed through the machine, you will see notches between each segment. These notches allow you to break the individual tube segments apart by hand. The same is true for label tape. The notches make it easy to peel each label off. These notches are called Half cut. After the last tube or label tape, a complete cut is made. This is called a Full cut.

Examples of half cuts and a full cut

Turning off half cuts

Instead of making half cuts, you can print a cutting line. The cutting line can be either a solid line or a dotted line. It is also possible to print without either half cuts or cutting lines.

Examples of half cuts

ex. Turn off half cuts and print a dotted cutting line.

  1. Press [Option].

  • The setting display appears.

Setting display

  1. Press Left arrow or Right arrow to select 2:Print options, then press [Enter].

  • The setting display appears.

Setting display

  1. Press Left arrow or Right arrow to select 2:Half-cut, then press [Enter].

  • The Half-cut display appears.

Half-cut display

Initially, Yes is selected for the half-cut setting.

  1. Press Left arrow or Right arrow to select 0:No and then press [Enter].

  • The Cut Line display appears.

Cut Line display

  1. Press Left arrow or Right arrow to select 2:Dotted and then press [Enter].

  • The display returns to the character entry screen.

Character entry screen

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