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Datamax I-CLASS DMX-I-4212

Label printer users transfer ribbon for grey labels but does not automatically reset for white labels which do not use transfer ribbon ...

Please advise how to calibrate or setup the printer settings to automatically select / switch options between the transfer ribbon for grey labels and white labels (which do not use ribbon) without the printer prompting for transfer ribbon all the time ....

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  • am123 Jun 03, 2008

    I require a manual for troubleshooting and problem fixing and settings for the Datamax I-CLASS DMX-14212 label printer urgently please ...



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Printer ribbon has a wrinkle and it transfers to the label in the form of a blank line accross the ribbon.

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Do you know the part number to order the ribbon or film?

After doing a little research, I can see why you are having a hard time figuring out the correct part number to replace the ribbon.

Here's what I found as a compatible ribbon on the CDW website:

The Datamax website has a chart with Media and Ribbon Requirements for I-Class models on page 111 of the following online PDF:

Hope this helps. You may also wish to get purchasing help from the sales agents at a company like CDW or Tiger Direct (CDW's number is (800) 800-4239

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