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

Zebra105sZEBRA 105s THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra105seZEBRA 105se THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra105SLZebra 105SL Thermal Printer
Zebra110pax3ZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra110pax3 203 dpiZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra110pax3 300 dpiZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra110pax3 600DPIZEBRA 110pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra110xi3ZEBRA 110xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra110xi3+ZEBRA 110xi3+ THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra130First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra130RFirst Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra140First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra140xiZEBRA 140xi THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra140xi2ZEBRA 140xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra140xi3ZEBRA 140xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra140xi3+ZEBRA 140xi3+ THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra142First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra143First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra160sZEBRA 160s THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra160SEZEBRA 160SE THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra160srZebra 160sr
Zebra170pax2ZEBRA 170pax2 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra170pax3ZEBRA 170pax3 Print & Apply Thermal
Zebra170pax4Zebra 170pax4 Print Appl Thermal
Zebra170xiZEBRA 170xi THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra170xi2ZEBRA 170xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra170xi3ZEBRA 170xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra170xi3+ZEBRA 170xi3+
Zebra220First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra220xi 2Zebra 220xi2 Thermal Printer
Zebra220xi2ZEBRA 220xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra220xi3ZEBRA 220xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra220xi3 +ZEBRA 220xi3 + THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra221First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra222First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra223First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra2746EZEBRA 2746E
Zebra4MZEBRA 4M
Zebra5MZEBRA 5M
Zebra90First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra90AFirst Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra90xiZEBRA-90xi
Zebra90xi2ZEBRA 90xi2 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra90xi3ZEBRA 90xi3 THERMAL PRINTER
Zebra91First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra92First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra92AFirst Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra93First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra93AFirst Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra95First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
Zebra96xi3ZEBRA 96xi3 (600DPI version of 90Xi3)
Zebra96xi3+ZEBRA 96xi3+ (600DPI version of 90Xi3)
ZebraBrady 300XThermal Zebra
ZebraCONVERTERZEBRA CONVERTER
ZebraHT-146Zebra Thermal Printer
ZebraPFirst Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
ZebraP210IColour Plastic Card Printer
ZebraP330iZEBRA P330i
ZebraP-300IZEBRA CARD PRINTER
ZebraPA400ZEBRA PA400 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraRW-420ZEBRA RW-40
ZebraS-300ZEBRA-STRIPE-300
ZebraS-400ZEBRA-STRIPE-400
ZebraS-4MZEBRA S-4M
ZebraS-500ZEBRA STRIPE 500
ZebraS-600ZEBRA-STRIPE-600
ZebraT-300Zebra T300 Thermal Printer
ZebraZ6MZEBRA 6M
ZebraZ6M+ZEBRA 6M+
ZebraZ95Z95 First Generation Zebra Thermal Printer
ZebraZ-11XIZEBRA 11XI THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-140xi4ZEBRA 140xi4
ZebraZ-140xi5ZEBRA 140xi5
ZebraZ-160SZEBRA 160S THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-4000ZEBRA Z4000 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-4MZEBRA Z-4M THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-4M +ZEBRA Z-4M PLUS THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-6000ZEBRA Z6000 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZ-6M+ZEBRA Z6M+ THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZM 400ZEBRA ZM 400 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZM 600ZEBRA ZM 600 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZM-400ZEBRA ZM-400 THERMAL PRINTER
ZebraZM-600ZEBRA ZM-600 THERMAL PRINTER