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I can print from my printer but there is nothing printed on the paper. is this printer has ink or ribbon on it so we could replace it...

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SOURCE: zebra s600

The factory default setting for the S600 is thermal transfer (ribbon). depending on your OS there is a command that can be echoed to the printer to change the setting to direct transfer (non ribbon). It sounds like your printer thinks is should use a ribbon and in fact you are not using a ribbon. Here is the procedure I use to get the ribbon motor to turn on:
1. start with the printer turned off.
2. open the printhead, retract the ribbon completely onto the supply spool. leave the printhead open.
3. Press and hold the top three buttons (PAUSE, FEED and CANCEL) while turning on the printer. When the botom couple lights turn off release the buttons.
4. When you are left with the power light on and the printhead light blinking reinstall the ribbon and close the printhead.

The printer will autoclaibrate and run a sensor test.
Once complete the take up motor should have turned on and you should be able to use thermal transfer labels and a ribbon.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Zebra TLP2844 does not print the barcode label

Turn off the printer, then hold down the feed button while you turn it on again. After the configuration label prints, turn the printer off and on again,then try to print your labels.

If the barcodes still don't print, make sure they don't extand past the top, bottom or side of the label. If you software allows you to "clear the label cache" or "re-image the enitre label", try that.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: printing error condition

First clean the sensor tag and sensor head open and tape. Then perform a calibration label pressing the PAUSE and FEED buttons and turn on the printer, release the keys until it starts to move the label. Wait until you are finished and ready to print.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Error condition ribbon out in ZM400

In the printer setting-

Change the Print Method from - "Tharmal Transfer to Direct Thermal" and save it permanently

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: using a eltron tlp2742. The printer spits out

It sounds like you should recalibrate the printer, to do this press and hold the button and turn the printer on. When the light flashes Red let go and the printer will calibrate and do a printout at the end

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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Have you replaced the ink ribbon recently?

Open the lid and make sure the ink ribbon is not twisted or slack -- it should be straight and flat, between the print heads and the paper.

Close the lid and hold the feed button on the top while you turn the printer on. This will put it in self-test mode and it will keep printing until you turn it off again.

Does the self-test printout look any better than your normal prints?

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Pretty amazing that it can work that fast, eh!
So the only thing that can influence the ink colour on your paper is the ribbon.
Are you using original Lexmark ribbons? If so, my recommendation would be to take a sample print to where you got the printer from and get them to demonstrate the print quality of one of these printers, then compare it with yours.
Dot Matrix printers will not produce print as black or as high a quality as a laser printer, for example.
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