Barcode Label Printer Repair

Onsite Barcode Label Printer Repair

Fast On-site Zebra Printer Repairs & Service Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside County, CA

Onsite Printer Services is the #1 printer repair service provider of Thermal Printers, Label Printers, Barcode Printers, Card Printers, Line Printers, Dot-Matrix Printers, Laser Printers, and HP DesignJet Plotters.

  • Zebra Barcode Printers Repair, Service & Maintenance
  • Datamax Barcode Printers Repair, Service & Maintenance
  • SATO America Barcode Printers Repair, Service & Maintenance
  • Intermec Printers Repair, Service & Maintenance

 

We specialise in the repair and maintenance of all brands of thermal printers and associated barcode equipment.We offer repair service to all makes of barcode label printers including: Datamax, Zebra, Tec, Citizen, Sato and Printronix.

Thermal Printer Services Repair Team can also perform routine maintenance, thermal printhead replacement and servicing.Our highly skilled thermal printer engineers can even perform board level repairs, making it possible to repair obsolete machines where parts are not available.

Thermal Printer Repairs

Many thermal printing faults and poor quality thermal printing can be cured by replacing the thermal printhead. We offer a range of both OEM and compatible thermal printheads for all models of thermal printers.

Common Label Printer Problems & Solutions

Many businesses rely on barcode printers to enhance their productivity and protect valuable printed data for tracking, traceability and compliance. Taking care of your printers with a reliable service plan can help avoid potentially expensive downtime and emergency repairs.

Even a well-maintained printer can show some signs that attention is required to get back to your best printing quality output. This can be a simple adjustment needed after heavy usage or extended idle time. If media is not loaded correctly, the wrong ribbon is used, temperature settings are not set correctly when different label materials are used, you may experience some substandard print quality.

Here are some tips you can follow if you experience some unexpected and unwelcome results when using thermal transfer printer technology.

Just put labels in my printer and closed the Print head and it keeps feeding the labels.

  • Check to see if the labels are going through the sensor
  • Check to see if the sensor is aligned over a label
  • Check to see if the ribbon is not in the middle of the sensor

Loaded labels and ribbon but it is still not printing.

  • Check to be sure ribbon is loaded correctly. (Ink side down)
  • Check correct label ribbon combination

Changed materials, closed the print head and I am getting “Head Open Error”

  • Move Print head lever back to set head up flag in sensor
  • Look for head up flag to see if it is loose or broken. If broken, call WincoID immediately.

Print labels melts ribbon to print head or ribbon is tearing

  • Check to see if the printer is in direct thermal mode.
  • Make sure the darkness setting isn’t too high. (Darkness should be adjusted using the computer software and not on the printer.)

Labels won’t feed forward when the feed button is pressed.

  • Check to see that the print head is locked down.
  • Check print head pressure toggles have not moved in
  • Open print head and unload materials, check for movement resistance on the platen (drive) roller. (If there is no resistance then there is most likely a belt broken. Call WincoID.)

Will not calibrate

  • Check labels are not stuck in the sensor
  • Power down and then back up, try to calibrate again
  • Do a manual calibrate to reset the printer memory

Will not communicate

  • Check to make sure the printer setting is the same as the port. (ie. Parallel port LPT1, Serial Port Com)
  • Check connections on the cable
  • Check correct port settings on PC

Ribbon comes off take up hub hard

  • Check to see if the ribbon leader is stuck on the take up hub. (Always rip ribbon leader off)
  • Check tension on ribbon supply

Print is faded

  • Shut down printer, take isopropyl alcohol and cotton rag or q-tip open print head and clean thoroughly. Do not use metal instruments or screw drivers.
  • Check print head toggles pressure
  • Check print speed is not set too high. Want to be sure that the labels sit under the print head long enough

Prints on one side (ie only printing on left or right side of the label, other side is faint or not at all)

  • Check the green knob adjustment. Call WincoID.
  • Check for label stuck on print head

Labels are walking out or in the printer

  • Check the green knob adjustment
  • Check print head toggle location and tension

Light and dark printing

  • Check for labels stuck on platen (drive) roller. Do not use metal instruments to clean rollers. Further damage may result.
  • Check for cuts in platen roller

Common parts that need to be fixed on a Zebra thermal barcode

  • printhead
  • ribbon
  • pressure dials and springs
  • mechanism latch
  • ribbon strip plate
  • mechanism magnet
  • print mechanism
  • ribbon take-up clutch
  • drive system
  • stepper motor
  • drive belt
  • main logic board
  • internal print server
  • power supply

Zebra Printer Models

Zebra 105s ZEBRA 105s THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 105se ZEBRA 105se THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 105SL Zebra 105SL Thermal Printer
Zebra 110pax3 ZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 110pax3 203 dpi ZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 110pax3 300 dpi ZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 110pax3 600DPI ZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 110xi3 ZEBRA 110xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 110xi3+ ZEBRA 110xi3+ THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 130 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 130R First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 140 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 140xi ZEBRA 140xi THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 140xi2 ZEBRA 140xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 140xi3 ZEBRA 140xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 140xi3+ ZEBRA 140xi3+ THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 142 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 143 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 160s ZEBRA 160s THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 160SE ZEBRA 160SE THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 160sr Zebra 160sr
Zebra 170pax2 ZEBRA 170pax2 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 170pax3 ZEBRA 170pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra 170pax4 Zebra 170pax4 Print Appl Thermal
Zebra 170xi ZEBRA 170xi THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 170xi2 ZEBRA 170xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 170xi3 ZEBRA 170xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 170xi3+ ZEBRA 170xi3+
Zebra 220 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 220xi 2 Zebra 220xi2 Thermal Printer
Zebra 220xi2 ZEBRA 220xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 220xi3 ZEBRA 220xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 220xi3 + ZEBRA 220xi3 + THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 221 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 222 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 223 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 2746E ZEBRA 2746E
Zebra 4M ZEBRA 4M
Zebra 5M ZEBRA 5M
Zebra 90 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 90A First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 90xi ZEBRA-90xi
Zebra 90xi2 ZEBRA 90xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 90xi3 ZEBRA 90xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra 91 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 92 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 92A First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 93 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 93A First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 95 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra 96xi3 ZEBRA 96xi3 (600DPI version of 90Xi3)
Zebra 96xi3+ ZEBRA 96xi3+ (600DPI version of 90Xi3)
Zebra Brady 300X Thermal Zebra
Zebra CONVERTER ZEBRA CONVERTER
Zebra HT-146 Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra P First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra P210I Colour Plastic Card Printer
Zebra P330i ZEBRA P330i
Zebra P-300I ZEBRA CARD PRINTER
Zebra PA400 ZEBRA PA400 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra RW-420 ZEBRA RW-40
Zebra S-300 ZEBRA-STRIPE-300
Zebra S-400 ZEBRA-STRIPE-400
Zebra S-4M ZEBRA S-4M
Zebra S-500 ZEBRA STRIPE 500
Zebra S-600 ZEBRA-STRIPE-600
Zebra T-300 Zebra T300 Thermal Printer
Zebra Z6M ZEBRA 6M
Zebra Z6M+ ZEBRA 6M+
Zebra Z95 Z95 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra Z-11XI ZEBRA 11XI THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-140xi4 ZEBRA 140xi4
Zebra Z-140xi5 ZEBRA 140xi5
Zebra Z-160S ZEBRA 160S THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-4000 ZEBRA Z4000 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-4M ZEBRA Z-4M THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-4M + ZEBRA Z-4M PLUS THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-6000 ZEBRA Z6000 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra Z-6M+ ZEBRA Z6M+ THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra ZM 400 ZEBRA ZM 400 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra ZM 600 ZEBRA ZM 600 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra ZM-400 ZEBRA ZM-400 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra ZM-600 ZEBRA ZM-600 THERMAL PRINTER