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Zebra LP 2844 fuzzy print

My Zebra Thermal Printer has dropped its density of print to about 50%
The strange thing is a test label prints with no loss of density.I have wiped the print head with ethanol and increased the print density of print through the printer property settings. Neither have solved my problem.Do you have any other suggestions?

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1. Clean the print head with cleaning pen.
2. Adjust print speed/darkness in software.
3. Check the media and verify that print surface is facing up.
4. Check that correct thermal media is in use.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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