- Light print or faded image
- Partially missing print or cut off
- Broken bars or lines in a barcode
- Poor or low barcode ANSI grade
- White lines in the print
A note on printer applications
The printer can be configured using any number of applications, utilities, or using a Zebra Printer driver. If there are changes that are needed to the printer settings determine your application's method used to alter these settings. For example, if you need to increase/decrease the darkness setting you will need to determine if this is done in your driver, or application or in both. Zebra provides utilities for printer setup (see Helpful Information below) but once you establish your application driver/software or program you will need to determine the methods used for modification of the printer settings.
Print quality is a product of proper printer setup and use of compatible media for the application. The four impacting factors to consider are:
1. The Media and Ribbon (if used) capabilities. Not all media is the same when it comes to being compatible with your application or needs. Printing speed , durability of the image/media, environment are just a few factors to consider when determining the printer setup for the application. Trying to compensate for poor media compatibility by using high printhead pressure and/or darkness settings can impact your printer’s printhead life.
2. Printhead Pressure
There are no printhead pressure adjustments on the G-Series Printer
3. Print Speed
The printer is capable of printing at multiple print speeds. The speed selection take the media/ribbon (if used) compatiblities into consideration since if high Darkness settings are required to achieve acceptable print then slower rates should be used. If your application requires the highest print speeds available be sure your media supplier has recommended the correct media for your application.
Example: Setting the print speed using the ZebraDesigner Driver (Printing Preferences - Options - Print Speed) Read More>>
4. Print Darkness
Print Darkness (also may be referred to as Density or Burn Temperature) is a user adjustable setting. Avoid over heating the ribbon as it can melt if set too high. Vary the darkness to produce the best print quality.
Example: Setting the darkness using the ZebraDesigner Driver (Printing Preferences - Options - Darkness) Read More>>
Important: All printer settings can be impacted by commands from a mis-matched or misconfigured driver or software application. A printer that is functioning fine after setup but fails or indicates an error after label requests are received are most likely affected by the host side misconfiguration of the driver or printer software settings. The host device that generates the printer commands for printing typically have setup configuration that send these as commands to the printer. Make sure all settings match the printer settings to avoid intermittent issues.
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