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Zebra P330i Thermal Card Printer Questions & Answers
How do one resolve and
The P430 and the P330 are similar, P430 print both sides from the card, and the P330 just print one site, but the commands to send are the sane. Please try !SA command from the driver.
Not printing full card
it's possible that some elements from the printhead are damage, you will have to replace the printhead. Try to print the demo card, if still happen, possible printhead.
Zebra 330i prints in pink or black on test print. New ribbon fitted.Cleaned and calibrated.
Either your print-driver settings don't match the ribbon installed, or you have a bad ribbon sensor. Check your driver settings via the Windows printer center screen (Win7: Start Button => Devices and Printers; WinXP: Start Button => Printers and Faxes); locate your Zebra printer, then right-click on it and select "Printing Preferences". Locate the tab for the ribbon setting, and ensure the setting here matches the ribbon you have loaded. NOTE - you must have Windows administrator rights for your Windows log-in ID to make any changes to the driver settings. Contact your network administrator if you do not have these elevated privileges, and they can log in and make any required change for you.
P330i gives out of ribbon error. When completing
The printer uses three sensors in relation to the ribbon. The RFID (chip on ribbon). When you go into the printing preferences for the printer it should detect any color ribbon, and say ribbon type changed to (ribbon type). If so both the ribbon and RFID sensor are working properly. Then there is the color ribbon sensor, which has the blue and amber LED's, and is used to detect the panel of the ribbon. Thirdly the flag sensor which is on the back end of the supply reel, to detect the ribbon turning. . Additionally, CALIB command has never worked for me. !SA is an auto self adjustment for multiple sensors. additional you can use !CSA 0 without ribbon in machine, then run !CSA 1 with a ribbon (color ribbon is a must with any calibrations). You can also run !SAP 0 for card sensors !SAP3 for mag encoder card sensor. !SAP 1 for ribbon calibrations. if all else fails, you can manually set the ribbon by using !CSA 5 70 120. Please remember these commands are for genuine zebra I Series printers, and that they are case sensitive, and spaces are present. If none of the above corrects the issue you may need to replace one of the three sensors, the daughter board, or possibly the main logic board.
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