Thermal Printer Maintenance: Thermal Paper, Heating Element & Cleaning

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Thermal Printer Maintenance: Thermal Paper, Heating Element & Cleaning

In this lesson we discuss the process for the special maintenance and cleaning of thermal printers.

Thermal printers have special paper, thermal ribbons according to size and shape it uses need, kits are the most effective method.

Thermal printers have heating elements which applies the image to the paper, these become dirty and must occasional be replaced.  Cleaning it requires a special swap, liquid or pads that are used, the element itself is very sensitive and you don’t want to damage or scratch the drum which if damaged must be replaced.

Debris, as with the inkjet and laser, requires general cleaning inside the printer housing.  That entails the removal of paper dust, shards of paper and other debris which can build up over time.

And as always, for all printers is advised to perform any maintenance or cleaning task on an anti-static surface so as not to damage the device.

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