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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: Need to direct thermal print

Remove the ribbon. Load the direct thermal stock. Power the printer down. Count to five. Return power to the machine and then press the calibrate button (go throught the calibrate sequence). If that does not work. Let me know. There is a way to return to factory defaults and it should sense when you have a ribbon loaded and go to direct mode automatically.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Zebra S4M - Print quality problems - not keeping Thermal Transfer

If you are using a windows printer driver then perhaps you have "Direct Thermal" selected in the printer preferences. The driver setting will override anything you have set in the printer. So every time you send a new print job the settings get changed to what they are in the driver.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my zm400 keeps reverting back to direct thermal

did it stay on direct thermal if you not doing any print job ?
then i assume you the problem is when you printing .In ZEBRA DESIGNER, there's a printing preference that can be set up... i think u selected direct thermal when you print with zebra designer, that's why whenever u start printing, it show RIBBON IN again.
the solution is, Just changed the printing method from zebra designer.

if you aren't using zebra designer, then the problem at your driver. Open Printer & Faxes, then right click your Printer and klik on Printing Preferenced. There u can set up the printing method to Thermal Transfer.

The thing is....... changing the Setting from LCD panel won't change the setting on the driver.

i hope this will help you

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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Hi, On a Zebra S600 printer... How to change setup for print method (actually it showing up direct thermal) and we would like to change the print method to (Thermal trans). Thanks! Pierre Tardif


The easiest way may be to change your printing preferences at the driver level. We use Seagull Scientific Drivers (They are free to download).

If you use the Seagull Driver go to your Printers Folder, "Right Click" your printer and go to Properties
Then Go to the General Tab then Printing Preferences then Stock Tab then Print Method. Click on the Down Arrow and change to THERMAL TRANSFER.

If your using a label printing package make sure your settings are for Thermal Transfer since they can override default printer settings.

Good Luck

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In the barcode printer showing ribbon out. I change the print method from " THERMAL TRANSFER TO DIRECT TO DIRECT THERMAL " and saved. Again come the same problem RIBBON OUT. How I solve the problem....


You need to change the print method from thermal transfer to direct thermal. There are three places to do this:
- on the printer itself - in the printer driver (this will override the setting in the printer and be the default setting for any new labels crested) - in the print properties of a specific label (this will override the two settings previously listed) The last option works best if you are switching label stock or ribbon in and out for different labels.

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Warning Ribbon in


If you're trying to print using Direct Thermal and you have a ribbon installed, the sensor will set off that alarm.
If you WANT to print using direct thermal, remove the ribbon.

If you want to print using ribbons change the Print Method in your front panel setup to THERMAL TRANSFER.

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I cant seem to get rid of the "Ribbon In" error on my zebra S4M


1st change the print method to direct thermal on the LCD panel,  then check the driver on your computer, make sure you are printing with direct thermal 

u can check the driver at printer & faxes , right click the printer and select printing preference . 

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ribbon in means, you choose direct thermal print method which is printing without a ribbon and yet you print with thermal transfer print method.

just check on lcd panel , change the print method to thermal transfer. and make sure the setting on your driver is thermal transfer too, or else it will keep reverting back to direct thermal

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Every time I print a label, the label comes out.


Have a look at the way the driver is setup, by sound of it you might have it set for thermal transfer, it needs to be set to direct thermal. Thermal Transfer is for the TLP2844. the next time you print will send the changes to the printer

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My zm400 keeps reverting back to direct thermal


did it stay on direct thermal if you not doing any print job ?
then i assume you the problem is when you printing .In ZEBRA DESIGNER, there's a printing preference that can be set up... i think u selected direct thermal when you print with zebra designer, that's why whenever u start printing, it show RIBBON IN again.
the solution is, Just changed the printing method from zebra designer.

if you aren't using zebra designer, then the problem at your driver. Open Printer & Faxes, then right click your Printer and klik on Printing Preferenced. There u can set up the printing method to Thermal Transfer.

The thing is....... changing the Setting from LCD panel won't change the setting on the driver.

i hope this will help you

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Zebra 105sl printer shows Error Code: ribbon out Printer Idle: 60-16-3z after we moved it from a different location. However, we've been printing fine w/o ribbon for many years.


so u used the direct thermal label that doesn't need a ribbon ? check the driver at Printer & Faxes on the PC, change the print method on the printing preference from thermal transfer to direct thermal

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110xi111plus error code: warning ribbon in? what does that mean?


that ribbon occures when you are set for thermal direct printing in the driver or printer and you should be set for thermal transfer in the driver in printing defaults off of the advanced tab and the printer needs to be set for thermal transfer in print method in the setup menu. thermal transfer is printing with black ink ribbon and paper and thermal direct is just chemicaly treated paper.

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9855 ribbon take up reel not working


When you're sending data to the printer you're sending a command that is telling the printer you're NOT using a ribbon. When the printer receives the data it's shutting off the ribbon. Check your software.
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