Adjusting the Printhead Pressure
Adjusting the Printhead Pressure

Adjusting the Printhead Pressure

You may need to adjust printhead pressure if printing is too light on one side, if you use thick media, or if the media drifts from side to side during printing. Use the lowest printhead pressure necessary to produce good print quality.
The printhead pressure adjustment dials have setting marks from 1 to 4 in half-mark increments.
Printhead Pressure Adjustment Dials
1
Inside dial
2
Outside dial
Begin with the following pressure settings based on your media width, and then make adjustments if necessary.
Starting Points for Printhead Pressure
Media Width
Inside Dial Setting
Outside Dial Setting
≥ 89 mm (≥ 3.5 in.)
2
2
76 mm (3 in.)
2.5
1.5
51 mm (2 in.)
3
1
25 mm (1 in.
4
1
If necessary, adjust the printhead pressure adjustment dials as follows:
If the Media...
Then...
Requires higher pressure to print well
Increase both dials one position.
Shifts left while printing
Increase the outside dial setting one position.
OR
Decrease the inside dial setting one position.
Shifts right while printing
Increase the inside dial setting one position.
OR
Decrease the outside dial setting one position.
Prints too lightly on the left side of the label.
Increase the inside dial setting one position.
Prints too lightly on the right side of the label.
Increase the outside dial setting one position.