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Why would the printer not print appears like it has run out of ink(is a thermal)?

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That printer will work in both direct thermal (no ribbon) and thermal transfer (ribbon) modes. If you are using media designed for thermal transfer printing and don't have a ribbon it won't print anything.

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You can also go into your printing preferences and change the intensity or darkness of the printing. This fixed the problem for us. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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Ink has run out ??? it no longer prints... TSP100 How do we change the ink roller/cartridge or whatever it requires?


TSP100 Thermal Printer work with a thermosensible paper, there is no ink to change, if the print quality is poor you have to
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How do i get the ink to print darker on the thermal paper? Is there an ink cartridge or refill kit ?


nope
no ink, no refill
thermal paper is special, when heated the "black" appears

pull some out and wave a lighter or match under it
or place it on the dash of your car in the sun for a few hours.
they do not print as black as inkjet or laser machines, but they are fast and cheap

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Can you refill the black ink cartridge on the c7250? If so, how.


Thermal printer? Normally a thermal printer doesn't have cartridges.

Anyway, my opinion is you should not refill ink cartridges. I have a basement full of printers with dead print heads due to third party ink being used or third party cartridges being used in a wide assortment of printers including a HP Photosmart.

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Faded Printing


You can also go into your printing preferences and change the intensity or darkness of the printing. This fixed the problem for us. Good luck!

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When i print a page black ink text thin blue lines appear also a blue ink blob


Method 1:Remove your colour cartridge wen you require only balck ink[The blue lines are often signs of empty cartridge]
Method 2: while printing select 'Use Black Ink Only'

Oct 04, 2009 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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C-7250 HP all in one appears to have a stopped up printer head?


Try placing sheet of black text on copy board, and run many copies black only. I ran 25x12 times still no black. Run head clean after about each 50 sheets. Persevered and finally BLACK ink OK Inkypete

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Ink is fading on my qx50


Dymo Labellers don't use ink, they are thermal printers. When the print fades it usually means the batteries are running out.

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Oki dp5000 thermal printer


Try cleaning the print head as described in the user guide. There could be old ink clinging to the head. If this doesn't take care of the problem, you could have a burnt element, which is non-fixable problem.

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Clogged print head


What you can try is going onto the Xerox.com site and loading what is call Jet Substitution it will change the ports being used.
That could help.
Load it to your laptop and then run. Sometimes helps.
Unfortunatly that is a very expensive print head.

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