I do a run of labels. Doesn't matter how many. Runs fine. I try to run a second printing, ribbon error on LED, The ribbon is loose and not touching the sensor.
I wind the spool backwards just a tiny bit. It's fine. I have to do this after every single run of labels.
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Re: Ribbon Error, ribbon roll seems sloppy
I hope this information will help. If you have the manual, can you check and make sure that the ribbon is threaded through the right path. If it's not, there won't be enough tension on the ribbon and the ribbon will get sloppy as you use it. If my information was helpful, please rate it. Thanks for using FixYa.com
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You can try this: on the S4M, you can press the Menu key to go into setup mode. Under password level 3 parameters,there is a setting for ribbon which by default is set to Yes thermal trans. If you set it to No for direct thermal mode, this will in effect turn off the ribbon sensor. The printer won't stop now if it runs out of ribbon but usually you are there when printing to see that the ribbon is running out.
On other Zebras, you can turn down the sensitivity of the RIBBON LED sensor but the S4M doesn't have that setting.
1.Double check that the ribbon and the labels are routed correctly. 2.Make sure the media guide is holding the labels against the inside of the printer and not moving to the right away from the media sensor. If the labels are sliding to the right as they come out, increase the left side head pressure on top with a flat blade screw driver. Download the user manual at zebra.com .Check the media type and sensor type, and set for thermal transfer if using a ribbon.
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.
After many efforts I have found that in the new PX6i models, the "transfer ribbon mechanism" (the wheel that is responsible for making the ribbon roll) appears to be defective. What happens is that when rolling back in order to keep the ribbon stretched, instead of stopping at the fixed point, it continues to roll back a bit. After a few prints, this causes an "out of ribbon" error. The solution: replace this part with a VALID part (a new one). Good luck!
the problem is your printhead is bad . do a print test by presing both arrow buttons at tah esame time for two seconds, look fo rthe line that reads bad dots. if the value i sgreater than 000 yu have a bad printhead
Ribbon error message is displayed when the rotation of the ribbon spindle is not performed or not correctly detected. This can be due to various factors. - The ribbon roll is not correctly fitted to the spindle. - The sensors detecting the rotation are out of order or completetly filled with dust or grease. In this case clean the sensors. Another reason may be due to Direct thermal printing with a ribbon mounted.
Make sure the ribbon sensor is in the proper position and that there is nothing covering it, like a piece of label that came off and got stuck to the sensor. Here is a picture of where the sensor is located. Did you make sure you put the ribbon sensor plate back in? If not you will get this message.
Make sure the Print Method is correctly set! Although I exclusively use Thermal-Transfer (ribbon is loaded along with label stock) my 140xIII had Print Method set to Direct-Thermal and printed labels just fine. The only problem I could see was that the Ribbon In warning would not go away. After changing the Print Method the warning went away and printing continues as before
Go to chapter 4-1 to see the map of the menu system and change your printer to ribbon yes.
Make sure that your printer is loaded with supplies and the ribbon is set up correctly, as well as slack taken out.
You may see a couple of labels not print well, but after that, you shold have proper tension and good print. If you notice a lot of ribbon wrinkle, you probably need to reload your ribbon or adjust the tension bars.
This should resolve any issue you have with the ribbon.