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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Yes it can but you have to use DIRECT THERMAL MATERIAL. That eliminates the need for a ribbon but what most people don't realize is that a ribbon is almost like "Oil" in your car. Direct Thermal material is more abrasive and will wear out your printhead much faster. Now if you don't print lots of labels that may not be a big deal but if you print 500+ labels a day then thermal transfer may be a better choice in the long run. Printheads are one of the most expensive components of these printers.
Your description is not very specific but no printing can be the result of: 1. The darkness is not set high enough 2. The ribbon is loaded backwards 3. You are trying to do direct thermal printing (no ribbon) but the label stock is not direct thermal stock.
First, you need to make sure the ribbon and labels are loaded correctly. Follow the diagrams on the inside of the door. Once this is done, check the print speed and darkness from the front panel. If you have a high print speed and a low darkness, depending on the media you are using, it may not show the print. Try either slowing the print speed down or raising the darkness.
Try just storing your labels in a cool dry place before using them. Peeling labels are usually a sign the glue is poor or weak.
When tearing you labels off, feed them out before tearing them off, then hit the auto-align. See if that helps it.
Try pushing a normal playing card under the metal cutter that tears the labels and pull it up and through the front to bend the blade slightly outward. This will hopefully allow the labels to pass underneath.
this problem will address on label and ribbon issue. you must establish your printer set-up first, meaning see to it that the label and ribbon was correctly loaded, if still problem occur try using manual calibration you can see how to do at the manuals you have..