Loading Ribbon into the P Series Zebra Card Printer

Article ID: 84837749



Topic or Information

Installing ribbon Zebra Performance Class and Value Class Card Printers

Applies To

All Card Printer Models except the ZXP, P100, P200, and P600 series


Installing the ribbon.

  • 1. Remove ribbon from its packaging.
  • 2. Open cover and press down on the print head unlock lever to open the print head carriage. The print head carriage will pop open.
  • 3. Load the ribbon onto the supply spindle (under print head carriage) and empty core (with tape attached) onto the take-up spindle. Make sure the ribbon comes off of the top of the supply spindle and feeds to the top of the take-up spindle.
  • 4. Push down on the Print Head Lock Lever until an audible "click" signals the locked-down position.
  • 5. Close Cover


For more information on ribbon loading including diagrams click the following link.  Read More>>

You can also view a video on the support page for your printer on Zebra.com.  Below is a link to the P330i Support Page.  Under How-To Videos find the Ribbon Loading tutorial.

P330i Support Page  Read More>>

Note:  Not all Printer Support Pages include videos.  The procedure however, is similar among all printers referenced in this article


+ Product Codes

  • Card Printers
  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer