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Changed the ribbon, but the labels are to light.

What do I need to adjust so the ink on the labels are not to light?

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The DARKNESS setting controls the amount of ink released to the label. The 105 has a range of 1-30, 1 is the lightest - 30 is the darkest. The setting used will depend on the combination of label / ribbon used. There is no "correct" number, always try to use the lowest setting with acceptable print quality.

The DARKNESS can be adjusted from the front panel by pressing SETUP and changing or DARKNESS can be controlled from the software or printer driver. The printer driver or software usually overrides the setting in the printer.

Hope that helps !

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