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Zebra S600 Thermal Ribbon Ripping after printing

I have a S600 that recently exhibits the following problem frequently. We print a shipping label, and it would usually rip the used portion of the thermal ribbon. I tried adjusting the ribbon tension, but neither setting helps (normal or low tension).

Any suggestions as to what it could be? I asked our warehouse manager and he says that the ribbons are the same ones he has been using for the last 3 years (uline).

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Hi chunnon,

What darkness setting are you using? If the darkness is at or near 30, you may be burning through the ribbon.

Try defaulting the printer and running a Pause test. Does the ribbon tear during the Pause test?

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Try using other compatible ribbon.. maybe your ribbon is not compatible to your media used

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