How to Clean a Thermal Printer

Thermal printers will accumulate paper flash and label residue, which will impede the heat transfer necessary for an error free print. Use a cleaning card to clean the printhead and platen rollers of thermal printers regularly to increase the life of your equipment.

By not cleaning, you risk increased:

  • Wear on the printhead
  • Faded receipts or erroneous barcodes
  • Need for reprints
  • Manpower associated with broken equipment
  • Damage to printer due to "self-help attempts"


How to Clean a Thermal Printer