Thermal printhead cleaning

14 March 2013  |  Admin

The printhead is the most critical component of your printer and one of the most delicate. Most print quality problems are a direct result of improper care of the printhead. A consumable that wears over time, much like the brakes on your car, it requires proper installation and ongoing maintenance to ensure a long life of service for your printer.

Maximising printhead life is important to users of thermal printing technology because it reduces printhead replacement costs and increases productivity. However, with proper installation, ongoing careful attention and maintenance, you can maximize the life of a printhead.

With that aim in mind, we now stock Zebra printhead cleaning pens - these are suitable for all direct thermal and thermal transfer printers (not just Zebra's) and are quick and easy to use - we recommend the cleaning of the printhead regularly, either after every roll of thermal transfer ribbon or after every roll of direct thermal labels and these cleaning pens couldn't be easier to use.

The cleaning pens are supplied in boxes of 12 and you can find them here

You might also be interested in this informative downloadable guide to help you extend the life of your printhead - available here /user/images/pdf/printhead_maintenance.pdf


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