Ribbon Loading

NOTE: The ribbon supply spindle in your printer is a "dual tension" variety. Most applications require the spindle to be in the "normal" position. The "low tension" position is recommended only when wide ribbon is used and normal tension hampers the ribbon movement.

To place this spindle in the "normal" position, firmly pull out the spindle end segment until it clicks into place as shown in Figure 1. To place the spindle in the "low tension" position, firmly push in the spindle end segment until it clicks into place.

Figure 1

  1. Press the printhead open lever. The printhead assembly springs up.
  2. Push the ribbon roll completely onto the ribbon supply spindle.
  3. Pull the end of the ribbon over the ribbon sensor, under the printhead assembly, and out the front of the printer.
  4. Close the printhead assembly, keeping the ribbon snug and free of wrinkles and in line with the guide mark near the left edge of the ribbon guide plate.
  5. Wind the ribbon clockwise onto the ribbon take-up spindle. The ribbon should be following the path shown in Figure 2.



Figure 2.