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To fix the problem that is causing the ribbons to brake or the broken ribbon it self?
1. check edge to edge settings in printer toolbox
2. to fix broken ribbon re wrap it straight over the take up spool and use a piece of tape to hold in-place.

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My datacard sp25 plus won't detect color ribbon. but when i instal monochrome ribbon it works. why..?

One of several potential issues:

(1) you could have a ribbon that is not correct for the printer. Verify your ribbon part-number against those the printer requires to be sure. (Each ribbon has an RFID tag, and the part-number is included in the encoded info. The printer has an internal "list" of acceptable ribbons, and only those on the list will work properly.)

(2) You could have out-of-date firmware. There are occasional changes to the RFID tag encoding on ribbons, and the firmware has to be periodically updated to be able to use ribbons with the updated encoding.

(3) In very rare instances, an RFID tag's data is corrupted, or the tag is completely missing. Try another ribbon to see if this might be the cause.

(4) Datacard does have some printers that are "regional", and their ribbons are also "regional". What that could mean is that a European-sold printer would not work with a USA-tagged ribbon, and vice-versa. This is unlikely with the SP25, but possible depending on original configuration of the printer.

BTW - monochrome can work because that's the default printer setting when no RFID tag is present, or can't be read.

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Why is my datacard SP25 plus not printing?


Could you be more specific about your OS, software you are using and driver?

Jun 16, 2015 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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Sp25 won't print colors

Roll back drivers and check print heads for flow

Apr 22, 2014 | Datacard SP25 Plus Plastic ID Card Printer

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Datacard sp25 plus is only printing black and white

a) You bought a black Supply(check code and catalog)
b) You have set your driver to print only black dots(check your driver settings)

Jan 20, 2014 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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Sp25 PR 01739

Error 01739 means that you loaded a wrong ribbon into the printer.
This ribbon is not supported.

Apr 25, 2012 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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My datacard sp35 will only print in yellow. What

Do you get any errors?
1 st unplug and plug in to reset power
2nd replace print ribbon with new one, could be bad ribbon or bad RFID tag on the ribbon
3rd try printing a different card
if still not working i would recommend sending in for service.
Contact for more info.

Jan 06, 2010 | Datacard SP35 Plus Printer

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I have a DataCard SP25 card printer that won't power up. I switched cords to a known good one and still no power. I suspect it's the power supply in the unit. Is this replacable and what might the cost be?...

There is no power supply in the printer, the power supply is external, nothing user replaceable inside, sounds like you need a new system board, you would be better off trading in for a discount on a new SP25 Plus.

Nov 10, 2009 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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Datacard SP25 only printing half of ID Card

it sounds like a driver error try to reinstall the software

Jul 08, 2009 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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Datacard sp25 ID card Printer printer about half of the picture is this a printer problem or a ribbon cartridge problem?

you need consider:
1) it should be no gap between roller--ribbon--card and base when it printing need enough pressure on the card. if not enough pressure it could be printing bad.
2) the ribbon move under the roller might be not normal, to check or adjust it
3) the ribbon near the end, need to change
hope it help you

May 12, 2009 | Datacard SP25 Printer

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