Zebra Card Image Starts Faded and Gradually Gets Darker

Article ID: 91577051



Topic or Information

When I print cards, the color saturation on the cards starts out faded and then gradually gets darker along the length of the card.  This is happening on every card.

Applies To

Color Quality/Color Gradient

This solution is useful for

  • All Zebra Peformance Class Printers (P330i and P430i)
  • Color shade/intensity variations.


A Print head angle and/or Peel Bar adjustment may be required 

This problem has to do with the angle of the print head and its overall alignment. When the print head is out of adjustment, you will see this effect on the cards.

You will need to contact the vendor that you purchased the printer from. They will need to make arrangements to either realign the print head or send the printer to the factory for service


+ Product Codes

  • P330i Card Printer
  • P430i Card Printer
  • P630i Card Printer
  • P640i Card Printer