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Temp is set at 28. printing on mylar black mark.Speed is factory setting I believe at 2 print is blurry and not dark. Using resin ribbon

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Synthetic labels need resin ribbons. Wax/ Resin might work if it is a matte finish or has a varnish on it, but you should use full resin.

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I haven't tried yet but after doing extensive reading feel that the problem is in the ribbon type. I thought it was a resin wax blend but it was one that I had for awhile without any label on it and I'm thinking it may be just a wax and that is why it works on white labels but not on the poly or mylar.

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http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/products/printers/card/p120i.4.tabs.html

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