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Ribbon error on B-EX4T1 with direct thermal labels

We only use direct thermal labels with our printer. We recently had to do a factory reset and have been unable to convince the printer it doesn't need a ribbon. I've tried searching the manual and menus but can't get any settings to take.

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First of all, With any Toshiba label printer, after a parameter reset, you must send a label before doing a feed. Otherwise the printer will try to feed the ribbon.
You can use the setting tool to tell set the printer to direct thermal also.
Easiest way is to use the windows driver , add a label format coresponding to the one you are using, verify in the support tab that you are in direct thermal, do a test test print from the driver and you'll solve your problem

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

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SOURCE: Zebra z4mplus printer resets to thermal transfer

Hi there,

Please go to the inhouse program & click printer properties and
change the printer setup to direct thermal and that's it.

Joe

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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SOURCE: possible print head failure

to test , press pause botton and turn on (press 5 sec.)
he print a "pause test".
check if print, if stop on ich gap and if come some lines across the print (if apear some lines, need new print head.) this step just pause wen print some labels, and then still print until turn off.
Turn off and turn on the printer to work normal.

To calibrate media, go on the setings to "sensor profile" and/or "run manual calibration, follow the steps. (dont forget to take the ribbon from the sensor.)
let the test run until finish.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Datamax I-CLASS DMX-I-4212

Printer ribbon has a wrinkle and it transfers to the label in the form of a blank line accross the ribbon.

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SOURCE: Z600 wont print, ribbon error

in the switched at the front of the printer you can configure it to direct thermal mode.. or if you are using printer driver please configure it also to direct thermal mode..

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Tec 572 printer gives "no ribbon" error with ribbon installed

You have to set the ribbon type to be "non-transmissive" for black transfer film.
To set the ribbon type, turn the printer off. Then press and hold the "feed" and "pause" buttons while turning on the power. The printer will now be in diagnostic mode - you can page through the menus until it says "ribbon type"
Pick the correct type and press the "pause" key to save the value. Then turn off the printer and turn it on again normally. The ribbon error goes away.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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