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Print is light on the labels. How do I clean the thermal head?

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SOURCE: Thermal print head repair

Failed or failing print heads are usually considered something that is outright replaced rather than repaired, I don't about your specific model though.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007

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SOURCE: possible print head failure

to test , press pause botton and turn on (press 5 sec.)
he print a "pause test".
check if print, if stop on ich gap and if come some lines across the print (if apear some lines, need new print head.) this step just pause wen print some labels, and then still print until turn off.
Turn off and turn on the printer to work normal.

To calibrate media, go on the setings to "sensor profile" and/or "run manual calibration, follow the steps. (dont forget to take the ribbon from the sensor.)
let the test run until finish.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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SOURCE: labels enlarged

if they are diferent resolutions, ex. you change from 200 dpi to 300 dpi, you need to change something inside the printer like the gears (just reversing the platten roller gear and the the withe gera on the motor) and you are printing on 300 dpi with very small fontes.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Poor Quality Print on Zebra 105SL direct thermal

How many labels has the printer printed? Because it sounds to me like you just need to replace the print head.

They are around $400 from whomever your supplier is, and very easy to replace.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: blinking amber light will feed labels but doesn't print on them

I have had the same problem and just got my printer working. I moved the peel lever to the lower postion and the printer now works without any problem. The user guide says to postion the lever to the up position (inactive) but that caused the amber blinking lights (not recognizing the label properly)when loading labels. Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo - Until recently worked fine from both sides. Suddenly, no longer printing from left - prints half a label, then stops, then error message says Out of Paper, the blue light...


See if it still happens using a fresh label roll. From the Dymo 450 User Guide the common causes of poor print quality issues.

Poor print quality is most frequently caused by one of the following:
• An old roll of labels
• Labels made by a manufacturer other than DYMO
• Labels where the thermal coating has been compromised
• A dirty print head
First, make sure you are using DYMO-branded labels. Do not use third-party labels because the thermal coating on other labels has a different sensitivity than DYMO-branded labels. Also, the perforated holes between the labels made by other manufacturers are frequently not detectable by LabelWriter printers.
If the print quality becomes faint, small dots of white appear scattered through the printed characters, or light and dark patches of printing appear, you are probably using a faulty roll of labels. Try using a different roll from a fresh box. If the second roll prints correctly, the problem is with the first roll of labels.
Another possibility is that the LabelWriter print head needs cleaning. Every LabelWriter printer comes with a cleaning card. See "Caring for Your Printer" on page 17 for information about the
LabelWriter cleaning card.

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I have a w class data max printer and it prints the labels but very light ink on it i was told that the green wheel on the side controls that but i have tried every single level on it but still light...


Lift the print head (where the label comes out and the ribbon should be right under it)

Take a clean Q-tip and some IPA, and wipe the little black line of dots you will see inder the head. These are the thermal points on the print head and they do build up debris which moves the head away from the ribbon causing lite print.

Dec 30, 2010 | Datamax M-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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Printer prints faint labels


Hi. Thanks for your question

Print fainting could be caused by number of reasons. First think to check is ink roll. Replacing with new one would get this out of the way. If it still faints next thing I would do is once you opened the cover try and clean the print head and any visible rollers underneath the labels. Print heads can be cleaned with any alcohol solution. Best would be some kind of electronics cleaning solution. next thing to check would be labels themselves. It happened to me that labels where simply not very well finished and ink would not stick to them. Try roll of labels from other box you may have. If this all failed and your printer still faints labels that it never used to it could be the worse. Your print head may need replacing although this is very unusual for them to fail in this way.
I hope this helped you. Please don't hesitate to come back and ask more questions if this is needed. I've worked with thermal printers for 7 years now and I am sure we can find some solution to your problem.
Thanks for using FixYa

Dec 08, 2010 | Zebra Z6M Plus Thermal Label Printer

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The print on the label is not clean and clear. Its like it is running out of ink. I have replaced the labels and I use an ac adapter instead of batteries. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.


It's likely the print head on the labeler is dirty. Get a cotton swab (like a Q-Tip), dip it in rubbing alcohol and clean the moving parts and the print head.

Jul 12, 2010 | Dymo LetraTAG Thermal Label Printer

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My labels do not print clearly, I have a zebra TLP2844


Check the Ribbon type and adjust the darkness levels accordingly, Wax uses less heat and Resin uses more. Another thing to check is if you are using Direct Thermal Labels as this could cause a clarity problem. Also cleaning the Print head with Isopropyl Alcohol each time you change the ribbon will keep the head in good condition.

Dec 15, 2009 | Zebra TLP 2844-Z Thermal Label Printer

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Poor Quality Print on Zebra 105SL direct thermal


How many labels has the printer printed? Because it sounds to me like you just need to replace the print head.

They are around $400 from whomever your supplier is, and very easy to replace.

Nov 12, 2008 | Zebra 105SL Thermal Label Printer

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Zebra LP2844 thermal printer


open the unit and on the front top you will see a thermal print head, (looks like a shiney bar) using an alcohol based solution clean the head, you prints should be much clearer now.

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Nov 07, 2008 | Zebra LP 2844-Z Thermal Label Printer

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Thermal Ribbon has a wrinkle


The thermal print head is damaged. You can try to clean it with a thermal printer head cleaner. That will only help if it is just clogged up with thermal print ink.

Aug 19, 2008 | Datamax DMX-I-4212 Label Printer

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Printhead light comes on


if you are using software that using printer please the s600 printer driver to direct thermal mode to solve the problem.

Aug 18, 2008 | Zebra Stripe S600 Thermal Label Printer

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TEC B431-GS10 problem- Print-out in labels are only half


Various possibilities:
- The data cable on the head is not correctly inserted.
- the head is out of order.
- You are printing with a driver with a lower graphic resolution than the head resolution

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