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Hi our label printer is ripping the ribbon. I have decreased the darkness but that makes the printing not as good. kind regards Carol

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  • lab4763 May 06, 2010

    Thanks, we have cleaned but without success.It is actually more burning/tearing in the same place along where there is print. I have found that I do need to clean more often lately tho.Carol

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Try to clean it, using the cleaning kit that is free when you bought the printer

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Poor print quality


Several checks:
- Just saying...Ribbon sometimes is placed in the wrong sense and it doesn't print.
- Verify the settings at printer driver. Download a powerful Driver from here: http://www.nicelabel.es/downloads/nicelabel-designer-pro/?uid=10004, and test the darkness option by printing with different measures at each time.
- If that doesn't work, we can check it again, but you should first test this options.

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Hey,

You need to go to your driver, check on the darkness parameter on the advanced tab option.
Once you are there, you will see that there's a graduation from 0-10 or 0-20, depending on Printer driver you are using.
Try downloading your printer driver from www.nicelabel.cl and then you will have a 5 degree default.
You have to start testing little by little upgrading the degrees.

If that doesn't work, then you have to check the material you are using. Normally you must use wax ribbon to print on paper and resin ribbon to print on polypropilen. The ribbons look the same sometimes. To know about the label, try ripping it. If you can is paper, if you can't is pvc(Polypropilhene)

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HI, our Zebra 4m+ is currently set to a Darkness of 30 as that seems to eb th eonly way it will print enough detail on the label. We have tried adjusting the pressure settings to no avail. Now we are...


Full resin ribbons tend to require higher darkness settins on all thermal printers.
It could be a mismatch between label and ribbon. This would need to be looked by your supplier.

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Scroll through the setup until you find the darkness option. I keep my printers at 22 or 23. I think the default is 10. Be careful going too dark because it will rip through the ribbon. Also adjust your tensioners.

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My Z4M Plus printer is not printing the label all the settings are fine no error. The ribbion shows the image but it doesnot print on the Label.


Two possiblities: 1. the darkness is not high enough for the ribbon/label combination. 2. the ribbon is on backwards. if the ribbon is on backwards, you will still see an impression on the ribbon but not on the label. This means all the ink transferred to the printhead which should then be cleaned.

The ink side of the ribbon needs to face down to the label to print so the easiest way to make sure which side has the ink is to use a label or piece of tape and touch it to the ribbon. If no ink comes up in the adhesive then that is the wrong side.

Hope that helps !

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In your label software there should be a setting option for print darkness (I assume it adjusts the head temperature) In ours (bartender) you can get to it when you select 'print' and a window appears with a 'documents properties' button. Click on this and select options and a darkness bar appears which you can adjust. You may also need to slow the label print speed if the darkness adjustment is not enough. I suspect it isn't in the printers best interest to run the print head at maximum darkness/heat so a sensible balance of darkness and print speed is best.
Another, less likely, possibility is an incompatability between the label material or surface finish, and the ribbon type. We did have a problem once whem Homebase changed their price label design and we had to test a load of other ribbon types until we got one that did the job. A chat with the label or ribbon supplier is always usefull, they sent us several sample bits to test.

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Hi chunnon,

What darkness setting are you using? If the darkness is at or near 30, you may be burning through the ribbon.

Try defaulting the printer and running a Pause test. Does the ribbon tear during the Pause test?

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try to invert the position from the ribbon.

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