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Datamax I-Class Thermal Label Printer: How do you make the ink darker. It is printing too light.

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Check job darkness setting and you can downlaod manuals on www.datamaxcorp.com

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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Datamax I-Class I-4208 void


If the word "VOID" prints, turn the printer off, reboot your computer, turn the printer back on, and try printing again.

Oct 23, 2011 | Datamax I-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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My datamax thermal is not heating up


These printers do not "heat up" as such. Possible causes are:

1. Incorrect ribbon type for fitted ribbon spools. Look at back plate and see which way arrows are pointing. If arrows point Anti-clockwise, then you require inside wound ribbon (i.e. standard datamax) If pointing clockwise then you require outside wound (i.e. Zebra type ribbon). Check ribbons by touching sticky side of label to ribbon (it will transfer ink to label on print side).

2. Could also be faulty printhead, Logic board or Power supply. These will require an engineer to check properly.

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Do you have downloads for Datamax Drivers? Mainly, E-Class


Free Windows Printer Drivers for Datamax can be downloaded here: Custom Design Label Systems from Able Label Systems
Look for the link toward the bottom labeled "Free Thermal Printer Drivers."

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I have a w class data max printer and it prints the labels but very light ink on it i was told that the green wheel on the side controls that but i have tried every single level on it but still light...


Lift the print head (where the label comes out and the ribbon should be right under it)

Take a clean Q-tip and some IPA, and wipe the little black line of dots you will see inder the head. These are the thermal points on the print head and they do build up debris which moves the head away from the ribbon causing lite print.

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Hi! I have a problem with my office Datamax E class printer. When i change tickets in the printer it doesn't print them the right size - normally they are too short. Do you have any idea how to solve...


If you are changing length(feed length) you may have to recalibrate the printer . Also ensure that your print format is the correct length for the stock.
You can look at the setup of the printer using the datamax-oneil printer configutation program, or if it is using IP connection, you can go directly to the internal web page for set up. make the cal length 3 times the label length, or leave at the default value.

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This could be caused by the darkness setting coming from the label software / printer driver. It's set too low and that setting will usually override the darkness setting in the printer. That's why test labels are fine.

Hope that helps.

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This is due to print server problem, you should change the options on the driver.

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Go to Control Panel > Pritners and Faxes. You should be able to see your printer there. You can check and ask it to print a test page.

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