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My zm400 keeps reverting back to direct thermal

Originally i was getting the ribbon in errors, i realized that this was because it had gotten set to direct thermal, i need transfer thermal since I use ribbon. I go into the printer settings on the lcd screen, go to select transfer thermal, save it. the machine then will print one label out and give me the ribbon in error again.

Basically i need it to stay on thermal transfer but it keeps going back to direct thermal. i save the changes i make in the printer it just seems to forget them after one sticker.

suggestions?

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Did it stay on direct thermal if you not doing any print job ?
then i assume you the problem is when you printing .In ZEBRA DESIGNER, there's a printing preference that can be set up... i think u selected direct thermal when you print with zebra designer, that's why whenever u start printing, it show RIBBON IN again.
the solution is, Just changed the printing method from zebra designer.

if you aren't using zebra designer, then the problem at your driver. Open Printer & Faxes, then right click your Printer and klik on Printing Preferenced. There u can set up the printing method to Thermal Transfer.

The thing is....... changing the Setting from LCD panel won't change the setting on the driver.

i hope this will help you

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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I had the opposite issue, where I needed it to be Direct and it kept reverting to thermal Transfer. I went into the printer properties and changed everything to Direct, and saved all the settings. I eventually noticed that it worked when I did not have the Zebra Setup Tools installed. Go Figure.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

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You have to change parameters in driver option kindly i you are using printer online then you have to change thermal transfer and media type non-continious web sensing.

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