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P330i will only print mono

How do I change it from printing mono. It worked in the past. Had to reload the driver and since then it only prints mono.

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  • causeway0102 May 11, 2010

    Are you changing to color ribbon?



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SOURCE: P330i card printer

Just a note, you need to be careful when sending the !SA command, as in some of the earlier firmware versions pre v1.16.11 , it can "double count" the i-series chip contained in the ribbon. So for example if you run the !SA command with a new ribbon with 200 prints remaining, it is possible after 100 prints the chip has counted down and the printer displays "OUT OF RIBBON" even though you have half a ribbon left.
I would use the following procedure to recalibrate the colour sensor only:-
1). Remove ribbon and lock the printhead down
2). Send the command !CSA_0 (Where "_" represents a space) - allow this stage to complete
3). Insert the ribbon and lock the printhead down.
4). Send the command !CSA_1 (Where "_" represents a space) - allow the calibration to complete.
This has works for me 99% of the time where the sensor array is faulty.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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go to zebra and download the latest firmware and drivers (free).
update the firmware first
turn printer off
then uninstall (from uninstall programs) the zebra drivers.
then install latest zebra driver.
turn printer on

Double click on printer icon, click on properties.
Click on the device options tag, then click on the properties next to tools
Enter "CALB" and click execute - this will re-calibrate your ribbon

First try the CALB, if your current firmware does not recognize it, then you will
need to upgrade the firmware as above.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: com.lexmark-commProblem-warning

try this. Some of the terminology may vary as I had the solution in german. It came from Lexmark. 


-     click add printer
-   enter a name for the printer eg Lexmark or troublemaker ;-)
-     click continue
-    from the list chose 'LPD/LPR Hostprinter' and click continue
-     in tne next window enter lexnet3://IP (of the printer):1
-     click continue
-     chose Lexmark and click continue
-     chose your printer type
-     click add printer

This worked for me after reinstalling the printer via cd software.
Otherwise try the usb cable, you then have to go to printer preferences and change the usb printer to standard.
Strangely enough my printer used to work fine via W-Lan, suddenly I received that error. Perhaps du to an update to 10.5.6? I don't know. Hope thet helps, best regards Peter

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: zebra p330i just says downloading data

The reason in incorrectly established drivers, or in the printer. Better certainly to give to repair.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Black will not prtint.

Brother printers are a low end product that only last a few months. When you have a problem like you describe, best option is to throw it away and buy an HP.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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