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Zebra Thermal 2844 prints text poorly

I have a Zebra 2844 that I use to print shipping labels. It prints the barcode perfectly, but the text is all fuzzy, not crisp like it should be. Any suggestions?

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  • lizardlick Apr 21, 2008

    I thought I had fixed the problem by uninstalling then reinstalling the printer, but it looks like it is back again. It's even stranger this time, as it will print several bad labels, then a few good ones, and then more bad ones. I don't think the issue has to do with the cleanliness of the print head, as I have cleaned it several times while troubleshooting...



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I would suggest that you take a look through the owners manual to make sure you are using it properly first. This can sometimes be a bit of a chaos causer as it can result in the issues you are having. Zebra Labels

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I found this information in the user manual:
Let the print head to cool for one minute, then use a new
cleaning pen to swab the print elements (the thin gray
line on the print head) from end to end. NOTE: You do
not have to turn off the printer to do this.
If print quality remains poor after cleaning, try the
Save-a-Print Head cleaning film to remove buildup
without damaging the print head. Call your authorized
reseller for more information.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

  • Jill George
    Jill George Apr 21, 2008

    Have you tried a different roll of labels? Or a different roll from a different case?



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