How to Adjust the Print Head Power on an SD360

Modified on Mon, 06 Mar 2023 at 12:52 PM

How to Adjust the Print Head Power on an SD360

If your Datacard SD360 printer is having problems printing properly, such as breaking ribbons or printing images too dark or light, you may need to adjust the print head power.

How to Adjust Print Head Power

  1. Go to your Devices and Printers folder, right-click on the XPS Card Printer, and choose Printer Properties.

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  2. Select the Printer Status tab, then click on Configure Printer to bring up the Printer Manager web interface.SD160 Printhead Power 2

  3. Choose Web Admin from the drop-down menu, then click Log In.

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  4. Click on the Printer Setting drop-down menu, then Select Print.

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  5. Scroll down to (56) YMC Power. Increasing the value darkens the image while decreasing the value will lighten the image. It is recommended that you change the value in increments of 10, test print a card, and then change again if needed.

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  6. Once you’ve adjusted the value, click Set Current to save the settings.SD160 Printhead Power 6


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