Question about Zebra P330i Thermal Card Printer
After some reset, printer shows "Unknown ribbon" in it's driver and does not permit to change to color anyhow. After resetting, printer drives ribbon about 1cm and stops. It stops equally/similarly in ANY coloured part of ribbon, even on white.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: OVERLAPING OF COLOURS.
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
The "i"suffix was introduced in around 2005 to try to stop patent infringements on the printer ribbons. They introduced a chip on the spool that feeds back to the printer. The chip has to be the correct coding for the badge of the printer. Zebra P330i printers are essentially the same as Javelin J330i and Polaroid p85igc but have three different part numbers for their YMCKO ribbon. You can run any monochrome ribbon on them because the mono ribbons have no chip.....not much profit for the brand owners. YMCKO however is not interchangeable. Find a Polaroid dealer for the full colour ribbon.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Hello, assuming the supplies are Zebra and there is no discernible damage to the ribbon, it could mean that the ribbon sensor on the printer is broken. if your printer is still under warranty you can ship back to Zebra (Illinois) to get it repaired. The zebra website has info on how to return printers for service. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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