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Fix up, look sharp - 4 top tips for maintaining your printer

Printer Maintenance

Like any other piece of equipment, your printer needs a helping hand to stay properly maintained. Part of establishing a streamlined and efficient labelling lifecycle solution is proactive prevention of unnecessary costs and issues, as well as having a back-up plan in place. We outline four top tips for your organisation to follow that will mean your printer will last as long as possible:

1. Close
Making sure you close the cover. Although this might seem obvious, doing this simple task can have considerable impact on the life expectancy of your printer. It avoids little particles of dirt and dust getting inside the system and means that the media or print heads are kept safe from damage.

2. Clean
When first purchasing a labelling solution, it comes with the recommendation to properly clean your printer head after each ribbon change. We offer Clean Start ribbons that automatically clean the print head at the start of each new ribbon. To find out more, contact our sales team to request a sample and take the first steps to keeping your printer clean.

3. Check
Health checks are available for customers before any onsite contract is taken out. This step ensures that the printer is already up to contract standards and thereby has the potential for the maximum life expectancy possible.

4. Care
At some point, your printer may require assistance and external support that no amount of maintenance can prevent. We offer onsite maintenance contracts that will cover most makes and models of thermal transfer or ink jet printers. For a cost per annum, a quick call will ensure an engineer is at your site within eight working hours equipped with all commonly necessary spare parts, so problems can be sorted on the first visit when possible.

By following these top tips, your organisation can make sure it’s getting the most out of its printer - unnecessary damage can be avoided, enabling the labelling lifecycle solution to be even more cost and time efficient. What’s more, with a back-up plan in place your organisation can know that if any issue does occur, there’s an engineer readily available to sort it. Furthermore, it gives peace of mind to know that in a busy production environment, your printer won’t be out of action for long periods of time.