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Which of these tasks would you most likely associate with thermal printer maintenance?

A) Remove paper debris

B) Replace duplexer page rollers

C) Replace the print head

D) Run a printer calibration

E) Reset the page counter

F) If the printer cable is coiled up, the print jobs could get stuck in there

The answer: A) Remove paper debris

There are very few moving parts in a thermal printer, and the maintenance tasks usually focus around replacing the thermal paper, cleaning off the heating element, and removing small bits of paper debris that accumulate over time. The thermal printer does not have a traditional print head, toner, or ink.

Want to know more? Watch “Thermal Printer Maintenance.”

Thermal printers are common output devices in many retail stores. In this video, you’ll learn the maintenance steps necessary to keep a thermal printer operating properly.