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Ribbon Breakage Every time I try to print a card the printer ribbon breaks. I looks like the card isn't making it under the printhead. So when the printer moves the card forward and rotates the ribbon the friction between the two tears the ribbon.

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  • BANDIDO666 Nov 25, 2008

    ******* **** thing keeps braking ribbon and seems the belts are slipping or motors not stong enough to turn ribbon wheel just stops all time i am about to jump on it

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You can try to lower printhead setting values (color and black), if not resolved then try another ribbon, old ones trend to fail this way.

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