How to change the Evolis R5F002EAA YMCKO printer ribbon

The R5F002EAA YKMCO ribbon is the most popular choice of ribbon for the Evolis Zenius and an affordable choice if you’re looking to print high-quality ID cards. 

However, the process of changing a ribbon in the Zenius remains the same whichever type you’re using. We’ve outlined the process below.

For optimum performance and to ensure your Evolis warranty isn’t voided, we recommend cleaning the Evolis Zenius every time the ribbon is changed.

Step 1 - Open the cover

Open the top cover on your Evolis Zenius printer, as shown in the picture below. 

Step 1 - Evolis Zenius ribbon change

Step 2 - Remove the old ribbon

Simply lift the old ribbon out of the printer. Remember it’s important that you dispose of your printer ribbons properly, because they can often contain sensitive data that have been printed onto cards. 

Step 3 - Insert the new ribbon

Once you’ve removed the new ribbon from its protective packaging, simply insert it as shown in the picture below. Ensure the part of the ribbon with two plastic hooks is positioned at the front end of the printer.

Step 4 - Close the top cover

Once the printer ribbon is in position, close the top cover ensuring that you hear a click. The ribbon is now locked in place. 

Need more help?

Changing a ribbon on this printer is a really simple process, so you shouldn’t run into too many problems. However, if you need troubleshooting advice our in-depth Evolis Zenius technical support page should help you out. 

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