Printhead Pressure Adjustment
Printhead pressure is adjustable to insure proper print quality and adequate pressure for the friction feeding of the media and ribbon. In addition, the adjustment allows even pressure distribution to prevent ribbon wrinkle and media skewing. Refer to the figure below and rotate the Pressure Adjustment Dials(s & t) clockwise to increase the pressure or counterclockwise to decrease the pressure of the printhead against the ribbon and/or media.
The amount of pressure required varies from one application to the next and is determined by the type and thickness of the media as well as the media width. Ideally you want the pressure as even as possible across the width of the labels. As a rule, if using narrow media, you may need to reduce the pressure applied by the right hand dial to minimize the pressure over the unused printhead area.