GK888 'Ribbon Out' Error

Article ID: 52952664

Issue / Question

What do I do if I get a 'Ribbon Out' Error?

Applicable To

GK888 Thermal Transfer printer only

Resolution / Answer

A 'Ribbon Out' error on the GK888t will be seen by a flashing red light located on the feed button.

For full details on the GK888 status light conditions, please see article GC420/GK888 Series Printer Status Light Details


The printer has most likely sensed the end of the ribbon roll and therefore the ribbon needs to be replaced.
Please see the instructions for GK888 Loading the Ribbon.


The printer may need to be calibrated for the ribbon. Please see GK888 Media Calibration.


Please note that the GK888 printer needs to use Zebra® Uni-Ribbon™ (universal ribbon). Uni-Ribbons have a ribbon out trailer (reflector) to stop printing when empty.


For further details about using the GK888 printer, please see the below GK888 User Guides:-
GK888t User Guide (English)
GK888t User Guide (Chinese)

+ Applicable Products

  • GK888 Desktop Printer