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Thermal Ribbon has a wrinkle

The Thermal ribbon has a wrinkle in it and it's causing blank spots on the label. The ribbon roll has been replaced and the tension has been adjusted neither have made a difference. What else can I try?

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The thermal print head is damaged. You can try to clean it with a thermal printer head cleaner. That will only help if it is just clogged up with thermal print ink.

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