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Zebra sm400 ribbon warning in

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SOURCE: i have a zebra z6mplus the ribbon keeps breaking

You may have your contrast set too high. If it breaks as it feeds under the printhead (while printing) your contrast may be set too high.
You also could have a ribbon spindle issue. Are both ribbon spindles turning?

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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ribbon in means, you choose direct thermal print method which is printing without a ribbon and yet you print with thermal transfer print method.

just check on lcd panel , change the print method to thermal transfer. and make sure the setting on your driver is thermal transfer too, or else it will keep reverting back to direct thermal

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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the ribbon sensor it activated, change settings from lcd panel to Direct thernal, and check if settings from driver are correct, Thermal Transfere if using ribbon, Direct thermal if doesn't use ribbon, ru calibration if needed, or if doesnt work, you can do the manual calibration and/or reser to factory default. Hope it helps. Paulo.

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If you're trying to print using Direct Thermal and you have a ribbon installed, the sensor will set off that alarm.
If you WANT to print using direct thermal, remove the ribbon.

If you want to print using ribbons change the Print Method in your front panel setup to THERMAL TRANSFER.

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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.
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My printer display keep showing " Warning, Ribbon in", cannot print multiple label at a time


i have the same problem , but my printer is ZEBRA S4M ZPL

my solution is:

in your barcode software: change printer settings: 1 and 2

1 . in media setting : change media type --> Thermal transfer
2. in documents options , configuration --> use printer settings

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"warning Ribbon In" error message


Had the same problem with a ZM400. As stated in the User manual (can be downloaded http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/resource_library/manuals.results.html?FRRBarcodePrinters=6882), warning "Ribbon in" is usually caused by the wrong printing method (thermal direct instead of thermal transfer [which should be selected for ribbbons]). My error disappeared after choosing "thermal transfer" directly on the printer. For network printers this needs to be set by an admin in the network settings for the the printer to solve the problem permanently.

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