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Generally one can set the "Print Quality" in printer "defaults" often they are noted as, Fine, Normal, Fast Normal, Fast, or similar... now that means the amount of INK on the page, the faster you go, the less ink... the less darker it is. Try setting your printer to it Highest/best quality setting see if that helps.

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I just install a konica minolta magicolor 2400w printer on a computer thats running vista. Everything seems to be installed correctly but when I go to print something, it would not print, the ready light...

I have a Konica user guide for your printer here:
2400w User guide PDF

Have a look at the introduction and troubleshoot sections for the light blink codes, these give you an idea if it could be an error.

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Epson pro 4800 r prints grey not blank and says to set cartridge

I am having the same problem If anyone has an answer or whether judy you have found an answer.

If I do a greyscale strip to print my black is coming out as a dark grey. the bead off of the greyscale strip would appear that the pbk photo black is not actually printing.

This has been a problem for a few months but as I haven't been doing much printing didn't notice it just thought something was odd. Now I look at previous prints and the blacks are black I print it out now and it is a dark dark grey. Nothing has changed in my profiles or my workflow. I have tried hours of profile paper printing option changes and workflow adjustments but nothing changes, If I print 100 percent black from a file it comes out 95% grey I have tried it from three computers to clarify. It appears is a 4800 problem.
Perhaps it is not recognising that it is a PB catridge.

I have no idea.
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This is odd, if anyone has any idea.

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Stripey printing

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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My ink prints too dark is there an adjustment on the printer

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Zebra 140 thermal printer

Hello, mmgarcia10.

I've dealt with Zebra 140's for a lot of years. It's best to start with the easy fixes, so please don't take offense if I ask you to check obvious probelms.

I'm assuming you use a ribbon (as opposed to direct thermal paper). When replacing ribbon, it's easy to slide the spool on facing the wrong way.

Can you verify that the ribbon is loaded with the ink facing down? The back of the ribbon is probably shiny and should face up. The ink side is dull and ink can probably be scraped off by your fingernail. The ribbon on the spindle should unwind clockwise, not counter-clockwise. If you're familiar with cleaning the printhead, this would be a good time; if not skip the cleaning for now to avoid damage.

If the ribbon was loaded OK, the next thing I'd check is the printhead pressure. The are two posts with thumbscrews located above the printhead. The thumbscrews press against springs that in turn apply a small amount of pressure to the printhead. Each post has two thumbsrews that can be tightened toword each other to lock the position. Labels and ribbons can be a little tricky to load, and sometimes these posts can slide to the side by mistake. A good rule of thumb is to position these above the left and right sides of the label. Don't apply too much pressure, or the printhead will wear out faster, and printheads are exensive. If one side prints light and one side dark, give the light side a little more pressure.

If the labels still don't print, turn the printer off and then on (to reset the main board).

I can't remember if the Z140 can print a configuration page or test print if you hold down the Feed button while turning on the power. It's so easy it's worth a try. I know you can print one by navigating through the front panel. If the label doesn't print, it's probably a hardware problem. I've never seen a ribbon cable work loose from a printhead, but if you can find the connector, you can jiggle it a little and press it in to try to reseat the pins.

If the config page prints but labels from your software don't, you could check the darkness setting in you software, and also in the printer driver (right click the printer name, and choose something like Printing Preferences). There's also a darkness setting stored in the printer that can be set through the front panel, but this is often over-ridden by label software.

Hope this helps,

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Error light and no printing

What does the status monitor message say? The red light is the most general error. It's bit like taking a 747 back to Boeing and saying there is something wrong with it.

If you do not have the status monitor installed, download it from Konica Minolta and run it. Once the status monitor is running it will read the error from the printer.

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