GK888 Flashing / Blinking Red Status Light

Article ID: 85516988

Issue / Question

What do I do when the status light is flashing or blinking in red?

Applicable To


Resolution / Answer

The status indicator light is located on the feed button and it indicates the current status of the printer.

  Flashing Red: The media is out

  Flashing Red: The ribbon is out. (Does not apply to Direct Thermal models)

  • The printer has sensed the end of the ribbon roll. Replace the ribbon.
    For more information, refer to: User Guide: Loading Transfer Ribbon.
  • Assure the ribbon is fitting into the slots on the spindle hubs. If it is slipping or the hub is allowed to stall the printer will go into a ribbon out error.

  Flashing Red: The printhead is open.

  • Close the top cover and then press the Feed button to resume printing. 
  • Make sure the printhead is latched on both side

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+ Applicable Products

  • GK888d
  • GK888t