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Black print not appearing on label

Although my white tape is being fed through appropriately, for some reason the black print has ceased to appear.  I now have a new tape inside my Brother p-touch 1100 label maker.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. It all worked previously.

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Change the batteries first

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