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Datamax printers DO NOT use Ink Cartridges. They use ribbon wound on a core.

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Sounds like you've run out of ink? If not then the ink has become dry and clogged the head.

Try using a alcohol solution (white spirit or a strong liquor like vodka will suffice) with a piece of paper towel to clean the head of the ink cartridge, then try printing a few times until it works well.

Otherwise, sounds like the cartridge needs repalcement.

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