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Print faded on my zebra printer i have installed new print head and roller , all settings are on max for print darkness but is still printing the entire label faded , please help .

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SOURCE: Problem printing on Glossy Label [butterfly label] using Zebra TLP 2844 EPL

You must make sure that the ribbon is compatible with the label you are attempting to print on. It must be a permanent resin. We use the AXR7+ material. Try to avoid using such a high printer head temperature as this will reduce the life of the head.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: zebra 105se printer is printing out of the label on the wright side

It would be best if we had more information, or a picture.

For instance if you told me as the label is printing it does not print on the label, and it appears shifted to the right or front, then I would say, you need to re-calibrate the printer for that label.

If you were saying that the printer is printing on the right side of the label as you face the printer and watch the label exit the printer, then I would say, that the label size in the software is wrong, or the transfer ribbon is loaded incorrectly, too far to the right as you face the label exit path, OR the labels are loaded too far to the left as you face the label exit path.

Here is a link to a manual that may help as well.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: printer set up but will not print.

Are you using thermal paer or thermal transfer?

Get one label and place a cigarrette lighter next to it for less than one second. If the label turns dark like supermarket receipts, then is thermal paper. (In this case let me know and we will try to diagnose what the problem is)

If the label does not turn dark at all, then you have the wrong type of labels for this printer unless you have the option to use ribbon.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Zebra Z4MPlus not printing dark enough

Problem is the temperature, printhead not hot enough. Download the zebra setup utility, you can use this utility to configure the print quality.

Heat setting can be found in the printer driver and easily adjusted there.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: My Zebra Z4Mplus printer is skipping labels when I print

check the label margins, and label dimensions, and spacing , normaly is these problem, or is a printer driver problem, try reinstall driver

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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