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A Simple Printer Maintenance Tip

Sometimes an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. A simple step that you can do routinely will keep your thermal transfer printer working at peak performance for a long while.

Cleaning the print heads on the printer is probably the most important thing you can do to keep your printers operating the way you need them to.  Over time, the print heads become worn through use and this results in poor print quality. To ensure longevity of your print heads, our service team suggests that you clean the print head each time you change the ribbon.

To do this, power down the machine. Use a Q-Tip soaked in Isopropyl alcohol to clean the point of contact of the print head. (You might need to refer to the manufacturer’s manual for details about your particular printer model.) Simply remove the visible build up of label residue and you’ll see a difference in your print quality.

Performing this simple cleaning will reduce the wear of the print head and delay replacement. Just remember to never use a metal, glass, or sharp instrument on the print head when cleaning, and your printer will continue to operate effectively.


This is just one of the many ways Winco ID can help you keep your labeling and bar coding systems up and running smoothly. Look for more maintenance tips on upcoming Labeling News. For on-site or depot service, please talk with us at 603.598.1553. We’ll help put together the service coverage you need to help you through peak production times or all year through. (more at http://www.wincoid.com/sv_onsite.htm)

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  1. Very helpful article. Just to add a few things. When cleaning any rubber feed tires or rollers, use SIMPLE GREEN. This is an excellent cleaner to use. Never use alcohol as this dries out the rubber.

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