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Labels are "faded" looking when printed. looks like you need to change ink but obviously there is no ink

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Raise the darkness in the printers driver. Goto printers and faxes then right click on your zebra printer driver. Left click properties and then left click the advanced tab, then left click printing defaults button . Designer driver darkness is right there. Universal driver you click a few levels deeper by clicking device options and then head settings to find the darkness setting.

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Is this unit in thermal transfer or thermal direct mode? Depending upon the usage of this machine, perhaps a new thermal head is required. If thermal direct, try a different roll of labels, it is possible to get a bad batch. In thermal transfer mode, the tape could be bad as well. Try a new one to test.

Let us know what you find.

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Posted on May 12, 2010

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