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I have an old Zebra 140Xill, will this do direct thermal transfer, do not have the manual

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Press cancel for 5 seconds while power on to print config. Then check the following parameter.

direct thermal = no ribbon
thermal transfer = ribbon

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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