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9855 ribbon error 754

We use thermal direct and do't even have ribbon. I went in and changed the stock from ribbon to none. It would print a label and switch right back to ribbon. Any ideas on why it is switching back to ribbon?

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SOURCE: paxar 9855 print error

You have a format problem. Something isn't correct in your mpcl code.
Error 400 - "The character immediately following { is invalid or not an ASCII character."

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Z140XiIII that used to have a ribbon and

If the printer is flashing "Ribbon in" then it sounds like the printer setting to Thermal Direct is being changed back to Thermal Trans. Verify this after sending a format. This is very common because the printer is bring over-ridden by the software and/or printer driver when you send a format.

Look for a setting in the software / driver for direct thermal and make the change there.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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SOURCE: We have our z4mplus printer set to print Direct

What software are you using to print the label? Often times the software will override the printer settings.

Posted on Jun 01, 2011

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Your printer is not correctly configured for ribbon. Download the manual located at ftp://www.servisource1.com/user_documentation/9855/9855oh-ae.pdf

Go to chapter 4-1 to see the map of the menu system and change your printer to ribbon yes.

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This should resolve any issue you have with the ribbon.

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