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Why is the ribbon sticking like static to the 4 x 6 labels? It worked fine yesterday , but this morning I have this issue

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You may be working with the parameter direct thermal or the rewind motor is out of order

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I am surprised that you are using that sequence of buttons to solve this problem. I am pretty sure that they want you to go into the "Media Sensor Calibration" setup in the config menu. It is a bit more complicated than what you have described. I also believe that the size of the gap on two of your labels might be out of tolerance (they are usually 1/8" gaps between the labels). The black marks are a problem for the transmissive sensors. You may need to move the transmissive media gap sensor (remember it has two parts: upper and lower). I would usually setup mine for a place beyond the black mark so that you are looking at just the white paper.

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1. Load the backing of a 6" strip of media (no label attached).
2. Remove a ribbon (if you usually use one).
3. Close the printhead.
4. Press SETUP/EXIT and then NEXT/SAVE until "Media and Ribbon Calibrate" appears.
5. Press "+" to start the calibration procedure. You should see the "Load Backing" in the LCD Display. You already have the backing loaded so continue to the next step.
6. Press "+" to answer the message and the next screen should say, "Remove Ribbon". You have also removed the ribbon.
7. Press the "+" to continue. You should see the screen say, "Calibrating Please Wait". After the sensors are setup by the machine a new screen should appear, "Reload All".
8. Open the printhead, and move the labels until they are loaded correctly to print. Smooth out the ribbon and load it correctly.
9. Withe media and ribbon now loaded, press "+" to continue and the machine should say, "Media and Ribbon Calibrate".
10. Press the Setup/Exit button once. It should say, "Save Changes Permanent". Press Next/Save to finish the process.
11. Do a normal calibration of your stock and print a label.

You are done. The machine will run for the labels you have setup the sensors for. Unfortunately, you must do this for each of the media types. To automate this, you could run a Configuration listing, capture the settings you just created for each type of label. Take these to a programmer to have them send the setup to the machine before the job. This is beyond the scope of this type support to really help you.

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If I had a guess...this label material sounds old or stored improperly...possibly to much head pressure....I would suggest some known good material and retry.

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If you have not found an answer to your issue, you may wish to call their tech support at monarch.com.

Labels are supposed to come off the liner, but if you have the supplies or ribbon loaded incorrectly, or if you have adhesive coming in contact with the ribbon before the media indexes to the next label, I can see where the ribbon can get attached to the labels.

You shouldn't have any slack in your ribbon when the printer prints, and if you do, you may need to make minor adjustments to take up that slack.

As for a heating adjustment, I'm not sure what you mean, but there is an adjustment to increase the printhead temperature, but that is only to increase the contrast on your labels, and should have zero effect on your reported issue.

Contact monarch.com's tech support line if you find that the data in this response isn't able to guide you to the culprit.

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try adjusting the presure of the printhead

here is the site for the manual

http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/resource_library/manuals.results.html


good luck

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