This section applies only to printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Ribbon is used only with thermal transfer labels. For direct thermal labels, do not load ribbon in the printer. To determine if ribbon must be used with a particular media, see Ribbon.
Use ribbon that is wider than the media to protect the printhead from wear. Ribbon must be coated on the outside.
Open the media cover.
Release the printhead assembly.
As the printhead lever rotates upward, the printhead assembly pivots upward.
Place the roll of ribbon on the ribbon supply spindle with the loose end of the ribbon unrolling as shown. Push the roll back as far as it will go.
Your printer shipped with an empty ribbon core on the ribbon take-up spindle. If this core is no longer there, place an empty ribbon core on the ribbon take-up spindle. Push the core back as far as it will go.
Bring the ribbon under the printhead assembly as shown.
The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
With the ribbon tracking as far back as it can under the printhead assembly:
Wrap the ribbon around the core on the ribbon take-up spindle.
Rotate the spindle several turns in the direction shown to tighten and align the ribbon.
If media is already loaded, rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place.