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Why does my printer print only black and white cards??

I have Datacard SP55 printer. I have changed color ribbon kit and printer works normally. But why my printer print only black and white cards and not colored?

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SOURCE: After ribbon change, can't print ID card background colors - only text is printed

The problem could lie in 3 areas:

  1. Printer
  2. Printer driver
  3. Card issuance software
I would start by changing the ribbon with a fresh one. As you probably know, the ribbon spool contains a chip that tell the printer what type of ribbon it is.

Next, I would run the clean up utlity for the printer and get rid of the driver then reload the print driver.

Lastly, I would back up all the projects and databases, uninstall the ID issuance software then delete the BIN directory.

Hope this helps

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Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: datacard sp55 printer won't recognize ribbon

PR-01726 Ribbon Out
Out of print ribbon.
Possible Cause 1 : The print ribbon Cartridge is empty.

Solution 1 : Reload the print cartridge. Change the cleaning sleeve and replace the cartridge in the printer. Run a cleaning card as soon as printing is completed.

Possible Cause 2 : The printer ribbon is not loaded correctly.
Soultion 2 :Load the printer ribbon correctly and then close the cover.

Possible Cause 3 : This ribbon has been completely used.
Solution 3 : Use a new roll of ribbon.

Tips for Success
* When this message appears, replace the old ribbon with the new ribbon of the same type. The printer has already prepared the card data for this ribbon type. You can change the colors of monochrome ribbon (such as from dark blue to gold).

* If you must change the type of ribbon (such as (YMCKT to KT) when this message appears, install the new ribbon, cancel any cards waiting to print, and change the ribbon type settings. Finally, return to the card creation program to send the card data to print.

* If the ribbon was repaired, the wrong take-up spool was used. Repair the ribbon again, using the correct take-up spool.

If you cannot fix the problem contact your service provider for assistance.

FTB

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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SOURCE: SP55 Datacard

Hello,
The printer does not know the the model of the ribbon installed and thinks it is a monochrome (single color) Print ribbon. You can verify this in the Driver toolbox under the supply tab, or in the advanced printing options.
The Datacard SP series printers use an RFID Radio freq. tag in the take up spool end of the ribbon. This identify s the ribbon model and supply use settings for the printer.
Make sure you have the most recent driver and firmware from Datacard, There is a firmware Update Available to help reading "weak" RFID tag's
Next try removing the RFID tag from another (old) ribbon and see if it that fixes the problem)
Aside from that you:
May have a counterfeit (non-Datacard) ribbon
A bad RFID tag
Someone removed your RFID tag
You need a firmware update (weak RFID tag)
A bad RFID reviver in the printer, which is a fairly cheap repair.
Basically try a new print ribbon if that does not correct the issue, have the printer serviced.
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Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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SOURCE: THe datacard sp55 color card

The printer needs to be serviced, The Monochrome issue could be related to a problum with the RFID chip in the take up wheal of the ribbon, but the duplex offset can only be adjusted by an authorized service provider using a special password and diagnostic tool.
www.TulsaBiz.net offers a depot service.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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This color "ghosting" or "shadowing" happens when the card is not positioned properly at the start of one or more of the ribbon-panel print-cycles. This can occur when the card slips on dirty rollers, or there is a sensor or calibration issue.

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If that doesn't correct your issue, the next step would be to perform a calibration.

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The printer needs to be serviced, The Monochrome issue could be related to a problum with the RFID chip in the take up wheal of the ribbon, but the duplex offset can only be adjusted by an authorized service provider using a special password and diagnostic tool.
www.TulsaBiz.net offers a depot service.

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Print heads are considered consumables and need to replaced at maintenance. You can contact Datacard at there web site and they can have someone come out and change for, as well as service the printer. Or you can buy one online about $550 and change your self.

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PR-01726 Ribbon Out
Out of print ribbon.
Possible Cause 1 : The print ribbon Cartridge is empty.

Solution 1 : Reload the print cartridge. Change the cleaning sleeve and replace the cartridge in the printer. Run a cleaning card as soon as printing is completed.

Possible Cause 2 : The printer ribbon is not loaded correctly.
Soultion 2 :Load the printer ribbon correctly and then close the cover.

Possible Cause 3 : This ribbon has been completely used.
Solution 3 : Use a new roll of ribbon.

Tips for Success
* When this message appears, replace the old ribbon with the new ribbon of the same type. The printer has already prepared the card data for this ribbon type. You can change the colors of monochrome ribbon (such as from dark blue to gold).

* If you must change the type of ribbon (such as (YMCKT to KT) when this message appears, install the new ribbon, cancel any cards waiting to print, and change the ribbon type settings. Finally, return to the card creation program to send the card data to print.

* If the ribbon was repaired, the wrong take-up spool was used. Repair the ribbon again, using the correct take-up spool.

If you cannot fix the problem contact your service provider for assistance.

FTB

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After ribbon change, can't print ID card background colors - only text is printed


this machine use the thermal pressure to press out ribbon and card,
so you need check
1) your new installed ribbon is original parts or fake one
2) check again your ribbon install at properate possition and move normally when printing, or reinstall it.
3) check if there is any gap which will lost the presure balnace betwwen printer head and pressure base.
just give you some idea, send any question please
hope you fix it.

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Hello,
The printer does not know the the model of the ribbon installed and thinks it is a monochrome (single color) Print ribbon. You can verify this in the Driver toolbox under the supply tab, or in the advanced printing options.
The Datacard SP series printers use an RFID Radio freq. tag in the take up spool end of the ribbon. This identify s the ribbon model and supply use settings for the printer.
Make sure you have the most recent driver and firmware from Datacard, There is a firmware Update Available to help reading "weak" RFID tag's
Next try removing the RFID tag from another (old) ribbon and see if it that fixes the problem)
Aside from that you:
May have a counterfeit (non-Datacard) ribbon
A bad RFID tag
Someone removed your RFID tag
You need a firmware update (weak RFID tag)
A bad RFID reviver in the printer, which is a fairly cheap repair.
Basically try a new print ribbon if that does not correct the issue, have the printer serviced.
www.TulsaBiz.net

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