P630i / P640i won't print anything due to EIN readback setting

Article ID: 65325590


Topic or Information

P630i and P640i encountering issues printing due to EIN readback settings.

Applies To

Zebra P640i, P630i, and P520i Card Printers


The P520i, P640i, and P630i come with an option to enable Embedded Inventory (EIN) readback.  This option forces the printer to read the magnetic stripes on the card for a pre-recorded inventory number.  Failing to find this pre-recorded inventory number will result in no printing or encoding to the card, and no visible error sign.  If you are not using magnetic stripe cards with pre-recorded inventory numbers, disable EIN readback with the following steps:

  1. Go to printers and faxes
  2. Right click on your printer and choose 'Printing Preferences'
  3. Choose the magnetic encoding tab
  4. Uncheck the 'enable EIN readback' option


+ Product Codes

  • P630i Card Printer
  • P640i Card Printer