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RIBBON IN I can not use the printer I check all sensors and the problem is still there RIBBON IN ???? Please I wil need an urgent solution. We are using this printer in different countries that is the IT department recomendation. So this solution will be usefull for us. Thanks Best regards Fouad ZORGATI

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The RIBBON IN message means that the printer is set for Direct Thermal printing. Check your printer driver - Each driver is a little different but there should be a setting for choosing between Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal printing.

Once set to Thermal Transfer, the error will go away.

Hope that helps !

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Perform a Manual Calibration:
Perform a media and ribbon sensor calibration to reset the sensitivity of the sensors so the
media and ribbon are detected more accurately. If you change the type of ribbon or media,
your printer may operate better if you perform this calibration.

Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
Use this procedure to adjust the sensitivity of the printer's sensors. In a
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Important • This procedure must be followed exactly as presented.
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3. Remove approximately 8 in. (203 mm) of labels from the backing,
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5. Close the printhead.
6. Press ENTER.
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8. Reload the media and ribbon (if used).
9. Close the printhead.
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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

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The check ribbon message on the 2265 indicates the printer is detecting problems with moving the print head. You have ruled out the ribbon as being the cause of the problem by using ribbons from another printer.
Befor suspecting other components check the pritner model, if the printer is a 2265+ check to ensure the correct ribbon is used. Note the ribbon for the 2265+ is different to the 2265 ribbon. The 2265+ has a ribbon sensor to detect the ribbon moving. If the printer is a 2265+ the part number for the ribon should be 062471.

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