Open the printhead assembly by rotating the printhead-open lever upward.
Slide the media guide all the way out.
The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
From the media hanger (1), feed the media under the dancer assembly (2), through the media sensor (3), and under the printhead assembly (4). Slide the media back until it touches the inside back wall of the media sensor.
Slide in the media guide until it just touches the edge of the media.
Does the media that you are using require ribbon for printing? If you are not sure, see Ribbon.
Direct Thermal media (no ribbon needed)
Proceed to the next step.
Thermal Transfer media (ribbon needed)
If you have not already done so, load ribbon in the printer. See Loading the Ribbon. Then proceed to the next step.
Rotate the printhead-open lever downward until it locks the printhead in place.