Here are some helpful hints for ensuring printhead life:
• OEMs recommend cleaning printheads after every roll of ribbon with a non-abrasive cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol (IPA).
• Vacuum and dust printers frequently.
• Always use ribbons which are slightly wider than the label stock:
-Too wide will cause the ribbon to wrinkle during printing.
-Too narrow will damage the printhead by causing a white wear mark.
• Improper use of printhead cleaning cards can result in printhead damage.