IBM® 6252 Printer Ribbon
Know everything about your IBM 6252 Printer Ribbon.
A printer ribbon is a strip of cloth coated with dye or resin and is used for making an impression to transfer text or images. Most printer ribbons are made from nylon cloth saturated with black or colored ink. The 6252 General Purpose Ribbon for IBM 6252 Impactwriter Printer is available in black color. The printing technology that it uses is Dot Matrix and it can print up to 30 million characters.
Some of the problems that might involve your printer ribbon include:
- When should I change my IBM 6252 Printer Ribbon
- How can I replace a printer ribbon
- How do I check the compatibility of my new ribbon with the printer
When should I change my IBM 6252 Printer Ribbon
Your printer ribbon needs to be changed when, even after cleaning the print heads and refilling the cartridges, the print quality is very light till there is no print.
How can I replace a printer ribbon
Determine the correct ribbon type for your printer and remove the cover of your printer to reveal the print heads. Remove the ink ribbon from the pins and loops and once this is done remove the spool from the printer. Replace it with a new ink ribbon. Now you can restart the printer. If the ribbon has missed some of the loops while reattaching, it will not function properly.
How do I check the compatibility of my new ribbon with the printer
A list of compatible ribbons is usually stamped on the printer's box. You need to check that before buying the ribbon.
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