When the labels or ribbon ends, after replacing them the printer doesn't recognize that the printhead is closed. I have to turn the printer off and on in order for it to recognize it. When I do that, the print job that it was in middle of printing restarts from the beginning. What can I do, so I don't have to watch and stop the printer before the labels or ribbon end?
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some labels are hard to calibrate, nee to calibrate the sensors with manual calibration.
1} go to the MEDIA AND RIBBON CALIBRATION,
2}take 2 or 3 labels from the base paber, load the way to the based paper stay unther the sensors, 3}close printhead.
4} press ok.
5} Move the ribbon out from sensors and close the printhead.
6) press ok
7) wen printer ask RELOAD ALL, load the labels correcly and the ribbon, close the printhead and the top door, and press ok. The printer run the calibration it self.
wen finish, saved (press setub twice) and test.
is possible calibration issues. please run manual calibration,
go through the setings and run MEDIA and RIBBON CALIBRATION.
if ask to load labels,
open printhead, take 2-4 labels from the back papel and load the back paper normaly.
then press enter. Ask for REMOVE RIBBON? open printhead and move the ribbon from left to the rigth of the printhead (remove from the sensors(left and side)) press enter.
let the printer save that figers from the sensors (back paper/no ribbon)
ok, put all back on normaly (labels and ribbon set up proply) press enter.
The printer going to run the calibration, if stop on the gap?! save (press twice on SETUP Button.
SAVED? OK. turn of and turn on again, send the job.
Hope help. Rate please. Thanks.
Please run manual calibration
(take 2 or 3 labels and load the labels under the printhead and sensors, close printhead, press enter,
if ask for "take the ribbon," just open the print head, take the ribbon out from the sensors, close printhead, enter.
then if ask for load media, just put everything like you normaly setup the printer and press enter. The printer gona run the calibratio, Please close the door case, this can afect the sensors data.
tur off the printer and back on again.
run sensor profine. check if sensor check the gap (smal mountan )
Be sure the ribbon comes off the spool clockwise, and the labels come off the spool counterclockwise. Look carefully at the pictures in the manual and you should be able to load it ok. Also be sure to close the printhead (the purple handle that holds down the ribbon and labels) to the 6:00 position when you're done. Then close the covers, turn it on and try it out.
Hope this helps you! If so, please leave a rating.
You may have your contrast set too high. If it breaks as it feeds under the printhead (while printing) your contrast may be set too high. You also could have a ribbon spindle issue. Are both ribbon spindles turning?
Question, when the printer prints is there an image of the data on the ribbon when it spools onto the ribbon takeup spool? If so, the ribbon may be installed backwards. I'm sure you know what you are doing but one must check even the smallest detail when trying to solve these strange problems. If the ribbon is installed correctly and there is no image of the data on the ribbon you may be dealing with a bad printhead and the printhead needs to be replaced.
The factory default setting for the S600 is thermal transfer (ribbon). depending on your OS there is a command that can be echoed to the printer to change the setting to direct transfer (non ribbon). It sounds like your printer thinks is should use a ribbon and in fact you are not using a ribbon. Here is the procedure I use to get the ribbon motor to turn on:
1. start with the printer turned off.
2. open the printhead, retract the ribbon completely onto the supply spool. leave the printhead open.
3. Press and hold the top three buttons (PAUSE, FEED and CANCEL) while turning on the printer. When the botom couple lights turn off release the buttons.
4. When you are left with the power light on and the printhead light blinking reinstall the ribbon and close the printhead.
The printer will autoclaibrate and run a sensor test.
Once complete the take up motor should have turned on and you should be able to use thermal transfer labels and a ribbon.