ZXP1/ZXP3 Monochrome Printing Adjustments

Article ID: 09391570


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Setting the +MONO value in the ZXP 1/ZXP 3 Driver

Ways to adjust monochrome print quality in the ZXP1 and ZXP3 card printers.

Applies To

ZXP 1 and ZXP 3


This procedure will help when monochrome print quality issues are experienced using pre-printed cards.

1. Open the Driver Properties box.

2. Make sure the correct monochrome ribbon is selected in the windows driver (in both "Printing Preferences" and "Printing Defaults")

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3. Using the "Image Control" button make sure the Black Intensity is properly set (all monochrome ribbon uses the black intensity value)

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4. Further adjustment can be done in the "Tools" section of the windows driver with the "+MONO value" command.

a) To determine the current value of "+MONO" send the command without the value. (in this view it is 25, the second value has no meaning

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 b) The value range is "-127 to 127" increase for more monochrome intensity (in this view "value" is being set to 30)

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5. If more intensity is required then the print head resistance can be modified by ± 200.

a) Check the print head resistance and verify against label on print head

b) Change the print head resistance with the "!R value" command.


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Joe R

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