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Datamax allegro2 error

Ribbon and paper light is coming on when we try to print

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Re: datamax allegro2 error

If you have it set to use thermal ribbon and dont use 1 then you can get this error..

put a ribbon in or there is a switch located inside the case near the feed switch turn it off

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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Thermal can mean "Direct Thermal" (no ribbon) or "Thermal Transfer" (with ribbon). If you want to print using Direct Thermal labels you need to select Direct Thermal from Media Settings in the Menu accessed from the Control Panel on the front of the printer. Otherwise, the printer sensors will look for a ribbon that is not there, and you will see an error message.

Feb 16, 2015 | Datamax I-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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My datamax thermal is not heating up

These printers do not "heat up" as such. Possible causes are:

1. Incorrect ribbon type for fitted ribbon spools. Look at back plate and see which way arrows are pointing. If arrows point Anti-clockwise, then you require inside wound ribbon (i.e. standard datamax) If pointing clockwise then you require outside wound (i.e. Zebra type ribbon). Check ribbons by touching sticky side of label to ribbon (it will transfer ink to label on print side).

2. Could also be faulty printhead, Logic board or Power supply. These will require an engineer to check properly.

Jul 05, 2011 | Datamax M-Class Thermal Printer

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I have a few Datamax-I-4206 printers and some of them have the Thermal Transfer ribbons and some do not....Do I need to have Thermal Transfers or cant I just print to them without it?

If the unit is set up for either(with the thermal trasnfer option- ribbon unwind and rewind assembly) you can use either ribbon- with thermal transfer stock, or direct thermal- with direct stock.
You can tell the stock by rubbing something across the stock to see if it will turn black, that is direct thermal stock.
If using direct, go into the setup and select media type- direct thermal.
If using ribbon- use thermal trasnfer option. But remember to install ribbon before calibration as ithe printer will error on out-of -ribbon.

Dec 31, 2010 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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I have a w class data max printer and it prints the labels but very light ink on it i was told that the green wheel on the side controls that but i have tried every single level on it but still light...

Lift the print head (where the label comes out and the ribbon should be right under it)

Take a clean Q-tip and some IPA, and wipe the little black line of dots you will see inder the head. These are the thermal points on the print head and they do build up debris which moves the head away from the ribbon causing lite print.

Dec 30, 2010 | Datamax M-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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I need drivers for this printer for working in Windows XP pro

aldorobert20: Download driver in or in

Roberto Martinez

Nov 09, 2010 | Datamax Allegro2 Thermal Label Printer

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Wrinkles in ribbon using Datamax H-4212 printer

Definitely. possible solution match the width of your label and ribbon. if your ribbon is wider for .5 inch it should be good.
1. check your spindle alignment, printhead alignment and rotate the green knob on the printhead while printing so that you'll see the difference.

Jan 29, 2010 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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Printhead leaves impressions but no print

Sounds like you've run out of ink? If not then the ink has become dry and clogged the head.

Try using a alcohol solution (white spirit or a strong liquor like vodka will suffice) with a piece of paper towel to clean the head of the ink cartridge, then try printing a few times until it works well.

Otherwise, sounds like the cartridge needs repalcement.

Jul 02, 2009 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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Datamax M-4206 - error light whenever load or print labels

Perhaps the sensor is out of position, you must move to the left. Also check that the hole senser is not blocked. Also verified that the sensor type (gap or black mark) in the software is correct.

Sep 09, 2008 | Datamax M-Class M-4206 Thermal Label...

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Allegro2 Print Too Slow (25 seconds send from Windows XP)

miaharoon: Printing via Windows driver it's too long time because the driver sent a lot data to printer. Also the print speed via serial port it's slow. Inside driver, install Datamax printer fonts and barcode fonts to use it in Windows programs.

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Jul 22, 2008 | Datamax Allegro2 Thermal Label Printer

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