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Printer is paused alert ribbon out after scrolling out rolls of ribbon, any attempt to re-align ribbon failed so far. Which printing mode should I be? print jobs make attempt to print but goes back to same pause alert. Have tried both PRINT METHOD and THERMAL TRANSFER on the printer setting as no such options on the printer itself without success. pls advice asap. Thanks

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Locate your printer driver under devices and printers Right click on it and select "Printing Preferences" Choose the "Advanced Setup" tab Change media type to "Thermal Transfer" Be sure that "use printer settings" is NOT selected at the top left Click OK and you should be good. Note that any labels created prior to this change will need to be changed inside each label under the label setup.

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