20 Most Recent Zebra 105SL Thermal Label Printer Questions & Answers


Had the same problem with a ZM400. As stated in the User manual (can be downloaded http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/resource_library/manuals.results.html?FRRBarcodePrinters=6882), warning "Ribbon in" is usually caused by the wrong printing method (thermal direct instead of thermal transfer [which should be selected for ribbbons]). My error disappeared after choosing "thermal transfer" directly on the printer. For network printers this needs to be set by an admin in the network settings for the the printer to solve the problem permanently.

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Feb 21, 2019


In the printer setting-

Change the Print Method from - "Tharmal Transfer to Direct Thermal" and save it permanently

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016


new or old ribbon?

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Jun 30, 2016


Calibrate the printer from the setup menu.

You'll (1) Load the label backing with the ribbon (2) remove the ribbon - just shove it to the right, out of the way of the ribbon sensor (3) reload the label and ribbon.

The printer will run a number of labels out.

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Jun 17, 2016


Type the IP address of the printer in your web browser. If that is not working verify that you can ping the printer.

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Sep 17, 2015


Drivers have an entry in preferences/page setup where you can rotate the data on the page. Look for 'Oreintation' settings or 'Layout Settings' called 'Portrait' & 'Landscape'. Also the software being used to send the data will have settings in it to rotate the data, most likely. Look for Options or Edit in the software and see if there are any settings for rotate."
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Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Jul 29, 2015


There are 3 different DPI Printheads for Zebra printers if you print a label set up for a 200 DPI Printhead on a printer with a 300 DPI Printhead installed it will be about 66% of the size.

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


Full resin ribbons tend to require higher darkness settins on all thermal printers.
It could be a mismatch between label and ribbon. This would need to be looked by your supplier.

Zebra 105SL... | Answered on Nov 28, 2014

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