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HI I HAVE A FARGO DTC300 AND WHEN IT PRINTS OUT THE CARDS IT HAS MAJOR DRAG LINES DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE IMAGES... IS THERE ANYWAY TO ELEMINATE THIS ISSUE WITHOUT HAVING TO COMPLETELY REPL

HI I HAVE A FARGO DTC300 AND WHEN IT PRINTS OUT THE CARDS IT HAS MAJOR DRAG LINES DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE IMAGES... IS THERE ANYWAY TO ELEMINATE THIS ISSUE WITHOUT HAVING TO COMPLETELY REPLACE THE PRINTER HEAD?

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Lines running the full width of the card when printing is virtually always traceable back to a problem with the print-head. Sometimes, it is just a dirty print-head, which is easily resolved by cleaning with supplies contained in Fargo's DTC printer cleaning kit (#086177), or equivalent. However, if cleaning does not resolve the issue, then you will very likely have to replace the print-head itself. These are not cheap and, with the age of a DTC300, it might be time to seek a replacement unit rather than sink money into a device that is well past its prime.

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Hi,
Pls completely uninstall printer driver using printer disk, disconnect the printer, download compatible full driver from website and install it according to instruction....

Thanks,

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SOURCE: bad print heads

This is a continuing problem we have with our Fargo DTC550 printer. If you remove the printhead from the printer and look at the underside you will see a nick on the head in the same area you are getting a line on your card. Fargo claims we damaged the head due to not keeping the printer clean even though we clean at every ribbon change. I believe that the damage happens when a plastic debris (from the plastic card) gets between the card and the head. You must check your card stock to make sure there is no plastic debris on them. Bottom line, you have to replace the head and at the time it costs $700 per head.

Posted on May 05, 2008

SOURCE: Print quality with Fargo DTC500 printer

You might go to the print driver settings to change the way the printer prints the card. This can be found in the printing preferences. Go to the device options tab and choose "rotate front 180 degrees". Then print a card. This may fix the problem.

If not, try downloading the latest print driver from www.fargo.com.

Visit our id card printer technical assistance blog at www.safecardid.com/blog.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: printer prints card with red on the id badge (Fargo DTC300) (xp)

Cleaned printer and new ribbon

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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If by "double-image" you mean that you see multiple identical images printed, but each is slightly offset and appear in yellow, magenta, or cyan ink colors, then it seems like the card is slipping within the printer as it prints. These printers print 1 color at a time, with a total of 5 passes to complete 1 card image - 1 pass each for the yellow, magenta, cyan, black & clear overlay panels of a standard YMCKO ribbon. If the card doesn't get positioned properly for each new panel on the ribbon, then the subsequent image will have a slight offset to it.

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Anytime she goes to print a badge the ribbon breaks. It's the correct ribon. She's put in a new ribon and the same thing happens.


When the ribbon keeps breaking on fargo DTC300 or any similar models (the ones that share similar mechanics) three steps are to be taken.


1- Verify, clean, calibrate or replace the ribbon sensor (maybe you'll see an error like "Panel Searching" that means " the ribbon sensor can't read the ribbon panels normally).

2- Clean the "card path" (the feed and platen rollers) for dust dirt and debris using the manufacturer's cleaning kit (or a clean
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3- Clean the inside and outside of the printer (pay attention to the printhead) with dust-off, lint-free cloth, isipropyl alcohol and enjoy.

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I think you should take the 300 ribbon back and get a 400. If they wont take it back, trade somewhere else.

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