To load your Toro with supplies, you will need to raise the hinged cover. The cover will hold itself at the fully opened position, which will require about 21 inches of vertical clearance.
Prefer video instructions? You can watch the tutorial here: How to Load Supplies in a DuraLabel Toro
The printing ribbon provides the “ink” for the printing process. As labels are printed, colored resin will be transferred from the fresh ribbon onto the label stock, and the used ribbon will be collected on a take-up roller for later disposal.
- Start with a fresh, empty ribbon take-up core. Fit one end of the core onto the gray spring-loaded holder on the top of the print head carriage. Then, fit the other end of the ribbon core onto the wheeled holder. Turn the take-up core or holder by hand, until the tab on the holder locks into the notch in the core.
- Then, push the gray print head release tabs, to release the print head carriage. It will spring upward. Hold the new roll of ribbon so the loose end falls to the rear of the printer. Fit one end of the ribbon core onto the gray spring-loaded holder on the underside of the print head carriage.
- Then, fit the other end of the ribbon core onto the geared holder. Turn the ribbon core by hand until the tab on the holder locks into the notch in the core.
- Pull the loose end of the ribbon up and around the print carriage and use a small piece of label stock or tape to secure the end of the ribbon to the top of the empty rewind core.
- Pull the ribbon snug by turning the gray take-up wheel.
Loading Label Stock
Your label stock is the base material for your labels, or the “paper” in the printing process. For each roll of ribbon you use in the Toro, you will probably use three or four rolls of label stock.
- If you haven’t already done so, raise the print head carriage by pressing the two gray Print Head Release Tabs.
- Place label supply onto the supply spindle and slide the fixing tabs onto either side to hold the roll in the center of the spindle.
- With the label supply unrolling from the top of the roll and feeding toward the print head carriage, rest the supply spindle into its slots in your Toro.
- Feed the end of the label supply under the print carriage, threading it between and beneath the gray adjustable label guides, and over the top of the rubber roller near the cutter module.
- Slide the gray adjustable label guides together to keep the label stock centered, but not so tight as to bend or wrinkle the label stock.
- Close the print head carriage by pressing it down into place, and then close the Toro cover.
When loading supplies, you can also flip the cutter module down to provide more room. Simply pull the top edge of the cutter module away from the rest of the Toro; it will rest in its lowered position. If you lower the cutter module while changing supplies, be sure to raise it back into place before closing the Toro lid.
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If you have any questions about using your DuraLabel Toro printer, get help from Graphic Products’ world-class support team by calling 800-788-5572 or visiting GraphicProducts.com. We’re here to help with all your labeling needs!