Go to chapter 4-1 to see the map of the menu system and change your printer to ribbon yes.
Make sure that your printer is loaded with supplies and the ribbon is set up correctly, as well as slack taken out.
You may see a couple of labels not print well, but after that, you shold have proper tension and good print. If you notice a lot of ribbon wrinkle, you probably need to reload your ribbon or adjust the tension bars.
This should resolve any issue you have with the ribbon.
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While turning the ribbon take-up spindle release knob counterclockwise, squeeze the ribbon against the ribbon take-up spindle tension blades.
When the tension blades collapse into the ribbon take-up spindle, hold the release knob and rotate the spent ribbon toward the rear of the printer. Then, slide the ribbon off the ribbon take-up spindle.
Now sometimes the ribbon gets wound so darn tight that it might take "Superman Strength Hands" to make this work. In this case I use a razor blade and cut the ribbon off. If you do this please be VERY CAREFUL and, as you get more and more ribbon off keep trying the "NORMAL" method. When you get down to the end make sure you don't cut so hard as to scratch the take up spindle.
drop the darkness to low level, check if the format have to much black lines, mins to much hit on the same place. possible need to change the format.
w.c.s the printhead, if not original from zebra, can do that, need to replace.
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?
Ribbon error message is displayed when the rotation of the ribbon spindle is not performed or not correctly detected. This can be due to various factors. - The ribbon roll is not correctly fitted to the spindle. - The sensors detecting the rotation are out of order or completetly filled with dust or grease. In this case clean the sensors. Another reason may be due to Direct thermal printing with a ribbon mounted.
I hope this information will help. If you have the manual, can you check and make sure that the ribbon is threaded through the right path. If it's not, there won't be enough tension on the ribbon and the ribbon will get sloppy as you use it. If my information was helpful, please rate it. Thanks for using FixYa.com
It's very possible you are not installing the ribbon properly. When loading a new ribbon on a Monarch printer, you must save the plastic ribbon core (it's butter yellow in color) from the previous roll of ribbon. The core is what the ribbon is wound up on. Do not throw away this plastic core - you need it for the next roll of ribbon you load! You have to move this now empty core from the back ribbon spindle and slide it on the front ribbon spindle. You then load the new ribbon on the back spindle and attach the ribbon end to the empty plastic ribbon core on the front spindle. You CAN NOT just tape the ribbon to the front spindle. You must have an empty ribbon core to attach the new ribbon to. The printer will give a 754 error unless you have two plastic cores on the two spindles. It can also give a 754 error if the ribbon is not loaded properly, and also if you have a bad motherboard. There are no ribbon sensors, so that's never going to be a problem...
try to install again but this time make sure you follow the manual especially on step 5,6 and 7
I list down again the step from the manual
Load the new roll of print ribbon on the cartridge.
? Put the full spool of ribbon on the supply spindle
of the ribbon cartridge. Push until the spool
clicks onto the spindle.
? Put the empty take-up spool on the spindle with
the solid black gear. Push until the spool clicks
onto the spindle.
Replace the loaded ribbon cartridge in the printer.
? Make sure both spindles rest in the black
supports on the left side of the printer.
? Make sure the ribbon cartridge handle rests in
the supports on the right side of the printer.
? Make sure to install the full, new spool toward
the card tray of the printer.
Close the printer cover. Press down firmly to latch it.