Black Color Not Printing Dark Enough on ZXP9 Card Printer

Article ID: 81396776

Issue / Question

How to make the black print darker?

Applicable To

ZXP Series 9

Resolution / Answer

Configuration of the driver may be incorrect or in some cases the incorrect ribbon type may be being used.


Below are the typical procedures for each based off the printer model that you have:

Note:  It is always recommended to ensure that you have the current drivers and firmware for your printer to ensure that the problem is not caused by an issue corrected by more current firmware or driver releases.  

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Also, if you are using third party Card stock (non-Zebra brand), it is recommended to test with Zebra media to ensure the third party media is not the cause of the poor ink transfer.

Below are settings that you will need to look into regarding correctly black panel printing issues:

Use the Black Panel Optimization tab to adjust the settings being used for the K panel.  This will be found within the printer's printing preferences:

+ Applicable Products

  • ZXP Series 9 Card Printer