Buy cleaning products for your thermal printers and printheads from Supplyline Auto ID, based in UK. Shop for printhead cleaning pens, swabs, cards and wipes. Contact our friendly, experienced sales team for expert advice and information on choosing the best cleaning products for your printheads. Scroll down for tips on printhead cleaning and maintenance.
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE OF PRINTHEADS
With high-volume printing, thermal transfer and direct thermal printers tend to build up dirt and residue on the printhead and plate rollers over time, along with adhesive from labels.
Regular cleaning and maintenance stops the residue creating a permanent barrier between the printhead and substrate. This helps to avoid reduced print quality and eventual printhead failure.
How often should you clean the printhead?
Regardless of which cleaning method or products you use, try to clean the printhead each time you change 2 or 3 label rolls or ribbons. Regular cleaning ensures that you continue to achieve consistent print quality. This also preserves the life of your printhead.