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Printing fade at the midle of the page

Hi there, I was making some testes printing labels with my Zebra S600 and everything was going just fine. But, when I finaly got the label printing out just the way I need it, the printing started to fade out in the midle label. I'm using the same format parameters for all the tre labels (in a line) the top and the bottom label are printing just fine, but the midle label fades (like, you can't even read it). I've cheked the ribbon and it's ok. Does any one knows what could be happening?? I would really appreciate some help on this one... Tanks, Lucin

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Build up on the printhead, printhead pressure, or worn platen roller...

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