How are you keeping your printing operation running smoothly? Maintaining a thermal printer is important to ensure your company’s equipment continues working properly and printing high quality barcodes. Just like any equipment, printers have parts that wear out and need replacing. The most important and expensive part that keeps a printer performing properly is the printhead. Replacing printheads is an unavoidable part of printer ownership. When printed barcodes or text begin to appear to have even lines running along the length of the label, the printhead has begun to fail. IPC can arrange to have this verified for you if you think this is occurring. This usually occurs after running 3-4 million linear inches of labels in an OEM printhead. Changing the printhead as soon as it starts to fail is important to prevent issues with your customers and costly chargebacks for unreadable barcodes. IPC supplies OEM and OEM quality discount printheads for Zebra®, Datamax®, Sato®, Intermec® and several other thermal transfer printer makers as well as Markem-Imaje®, Domino®, Videojet®, EASYPRINT®, Bell-Mark®, ICE®, and Open Date® thermal transfer overprinters used for flexible packaging.
Chris Armistead – Product Mgr.