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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 printing.

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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.

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How do I change the print cartridges?


  • Open the printer cover and prop it up with the support brace located on the right-hand side of the cover.
  • Remove the black FINE ink cartridge from its container and locate the protective tape. Gently remove the protective tape used to cover the print head nozzles and electrical contacts.
  • Insert the black FINE ink cartridge into the printer slot labeled "B." It will rest on a slight angle. Push the cartridge up and back until it clicks into place.
  • Repeat the process for the color FINE ink cartridge, placing it in the slot labeled "C."
  • Raise the printer cover slightly to loosen the support brace. Fold the brace inward and replace the cover to its closed position.
  • A green LED light will flash on top of the printer. In about a minute, the LED stops flashing and displays "1." Once the "1" appears, you're ready to print.
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    What is the backing?


    The Backing is the see through paper on which the labels are stuck to. It can have a light yellow or white color. While the printer prints, the labels move through the label sensor, usually green in color. The gaps between the labels triggers the sensor to indicate where the printer should start to print.

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    My Datamax I Class is only printing one one side of the label, is there an adjustment I can make?


    1. Right side not printing. Rotate round green knob (possible black center) found on right side of printhead assembly clockwise (or if necessary, through entire range) printing at each stop to check, until printing is satisfactory. If not fixed, next step is to do "Burnline Adjustment" as described in Operator's Manual.
    2. Left side not printing. Make sure that large green plastic printhead latch on right is pushed firmly toward back of printer while printhead is pressed down, to make positive lockdown of printhead. Try rotating round green knob described in (1) above through entire range, printing at each stop to check. If not fixed, next step is to do "Burnline Adjustment" as described in Operator's Manual.

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    I am printing on a data max I class, and for the last couple of weeks, no matter what I try, I get a wrinkle in the ribbon. which creates a void in the barcode. what do I need to do to fix i?


    On the I class printer, there are 2 solutions to make the ribbon wrinkle correct.
    On the face of the printhead, there is an adjustable sheild that you can angle for and aft of the plane of the head.
    There are 2 screws on the top front edge of the shield.
    Also there is an adjustable cam bar just to the right, back of the printhead mounting. There is a small adjustment cam just inside of the lower rear of the head. To adjust the inmcoming angle of the ribbon, loosen the outer screw, and turn the knurled adjustment knob. You can see it plainly by opening the head, tand looking down the ribbon path. It is on the right hand lower side.
    You might also try adjusting the printhead pressure(small green knobs on the top of the head) But that will depend on how much they are already adjusted down(more pressure).

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    Hi, my printer is printing blanks. Windows XP, Zebra ribbon I replaced the ribbon and still no luck. I tried setting the darkness to maximum, but that didn't work either. I tried the "dump"...


    The zebra ribbon has ink on one side and the other side has a backcoating which protects the printhead. simple way to check is to peel off a label and momentarily stick to ribbon and remove. This will show you which side is inked.

    If ribbon is installed correctly then reset the printer and re-calibrate it. 1. install labels and ribbon 2. power on printer. If you have a solid green light on then 3 turn printer off. 4 hold down feed key 5 power printer on and after 2 seconds release feed key. printer will perform a calibration routine and eventually print out status page. IMPORTANT 6 Hit Feed Key once more. Printer will display Out Of Dump message. Your printer has now been sucessfully calibrated.

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    If you're using this printer on a print server then do the following

    Turn Printer Off
    Disconnect Data Cable
    Press & Hold Feed button whilst switching on
    Keep Holding Feed Button until test label is complete and light has gone red
    Switch Printer off

    Reset your Print Server
    Plug Data Cable back into printer
    Switch Printer on

    This should start it printing (unless there are jobs inthe print queue, if there are then they will need to be deleted before printing will commence)

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    Go to Control Panel > Pritners and Faxes. You should be able to see your printer there. You can check and ask it to print a test page.

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