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A common occurrence when printing with thermal transfer and direct thermal printers is dirt and residue build-up on the printhead and plate rollers over time, along with adhesive from your labels.
Regular cleaning and maintenance stops the residue creating a permanent barrier between the printhead and substrate, which would inevitably cause reduced print quality and eventually printhead failure.
Print-head cleaning pens are a great option for simple touch ups. To use, press the pen tip to the print-head and move from side to side. Use on the rollers too, if possible. Your cleaning pen may be good for approximately 10 uses, or until it shows sign of dirt build-up. These are great for the desktop printer types but not that effective on the more industrial machines that require greater cleaning due to the speed they operate at causing more debris and built up of particles.
Regardless of which method is used, your printhead should be cleaned each time you change 2 or 3 label rolls or ribbons. Regular cleaning ensures you continue to receive consistent print quality while also preserving the life of your printhead.