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Fargo Pro-L Not Printing Edge-To-Edge

This printer is designed to print edge to edge on a standard cr-80 pvc card stock. My printer is not printing edge to edge and always prints a yellow background.

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  • ELDONDEDONES Aug 21, 2008

    I HAVE A FARGO PRO L AND I AM USING CR 80 PVC CARDS AD I AM NOT GETTING AN EDGE TO EDGE PRINTING PLEASE HELP....THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have a Pro version that I needed to transfer to an XP machine (Pro Sp3). The print preview shows 0.002 cm borders on the bottom and right. When printed its 0.002 cm all around. It does not resize the design, it crops it. How can I get rid of the borders? Help please

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    Fargo Pro L Not printing edge to edge with all settings set to edge to edge printing 

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These direct-to-card printers do not print right to the edge because of the way the print head comes down on the card. There will always be a white boarder on the card especially if your graphics are dense. The only solution to this issue is to re-design your artwork so that the image fades at the edges of the card so the white boarder is not obvious, or purchase a re-transfer printer which will give you true over the edge printing.

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I know when I am using my pro-l I have to go to printer properties and click yes to print edge to edge. When you choose which printer next to the printer option should say properties, click on properties then at bottom click on advanced, they will be a list of options toward bottom one should be print edge to edge it will say no, click on the no and change to yes. See if that helps you. Thanks

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Make sure your Card designer software is set for CR-80. Also, make sure your color is bleeding to all ends of the card

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    Fernando Ascanio Jun 09, 2012

    Is a excellent printer, old one thou, main roller the black one under the printhead may be worn-out, its reduced diameter causes this, to revert to its original edge-to-edge need to change it, not an easy task! A re-transfer D2T2 printer prints over the edge its a good chance to upgrade to one of those (HDP 5000 good chice)

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Could be print head blown...

Also the Card software needs to set to edge-to edge..

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The first questions I would ask is what type of cards you're using and what is the source of those cards? Are they pre-printed, and you're adding print to them? Were the same ribbons & cards used successfully in the past, but now are failing? Are they genuine Fargo ribbons that are either new, or have been maintained in environmentally controlled storage since new AND are less than 2-years from manufacturing date? Also verify that the printer power-supply is the correct/original one that was supplied with the printer. They're usually 24VDC, and either 3.3A or 3.75A output.

These printers are designed to print ONLY on PVC or PVC/Composite cards with image-grade finishing. If pre-printed, they must have a coating applied to allow them to accept thermal dye-sublimation inks, as used in Fargo DTC printers. If the ribbons are old, or you suspect exposed to extremes of heat and/or cold, try a fresh and genuine Fargo ribbon.

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Now, on screen you will have the options to move the rollers back and forth. Take a look into the printer, us you move the rollers, to see if the card is dislodged and moving.

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PR-01724 Ribbon Break

The print ribbon is broken.

Possible Cause 1: The print ribbon has broken or is not installed.

Solution 1: Trim the broken ribbon evenly and tape the cut end of the ribbon to the ribbon on the take-up spool. Install the ribbon cartridge.
NOTE: Do not switch take-up spools when fixing.

Possible Cause 2: If the ribbon type is K or KT, the print ribbon is at the end of the roll.

Solution 2: Load a new roll of monochrome print ribbon.

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•If you have recently changed edge-to-edge settings using the SmartDriver, printing might be too close to the edge of the card. Change edge to edge settings.

•You might have moved the print ribbon while the printer power was off. The next card will print correctly. The printer is designed to allow you to fix problems while the printer power is on.

•If the print ribbon is stuck to the card, the Intensity setting might be so high that printing causes the ribbon to stick to the card. Lower the Intensity or power setting.

•The card design might be longer than the card size. Change the card design to be less than or equal to the card size in the long direction (3.37 inches or 85.60 mm).

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