Card Prints with Unwanted Material Along the Edges of the Card Using ZXP Series 8 Printer

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Unwanted material appearing along the edges of the card (see image) is typically due to residue from the transfer material (film) caused by too much energy being transferred to the card. This debris can be described as feathers, flags, flakes, flash, and so on.

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Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printers

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INTM: the roll of material the image is printed on then transferred to the card surface commonly known as “FILM” or "TRANSFER FILM".
TRANSFER STATION: area in the printer where the film is transferred to the surface of the card
FLASH: excess film along the edges of the card

Unwanted material appearing along the edges of the card (see image) is typically due to residue from the transfer material (film) caused by too much energy being transferred to the card. This debris can be described as feathers, flags, flakes, flash, and so on.
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The energy applied during printing is impacted by high temperature settings, input speed set too slow, or not allowing enough time for the cards to cool while exiting the transfer station (i.e., exit speed is too fast).
 
Settings within the windows driver can be used to reduce or eliminate flash.
 
Please refer to Sections "B.4.5 Flash and B.4.6 Special Cases" in the ZXP Series 8 User's Manual for an explanation on how to reduce or eliminate Flash. 
 
To view or download the ZXP Series 8 User's Manual, click the following link.   Read More>>
 
If this fails to resolve your issue please select “Submit a Case Online” located under “Additional Assistance” (right column of this page) and provide details related to your problem for technical support assistance.

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