It’s like a sauna in this printer

Which of these items would you most likely find in a thermal printer maintenance kit?

A) Isopropyl alcohol

B) Printer carriage

C) Print head

D) Fuser unit

E) An oscillating fan

The answer: A) Isopropyl alcohol

A thermal printer has very few moving parts and the entire print mechanism is a single heating element. You won’t find a printer carriage, print head, or fuser unit in a thermal printer. Isopropyl alcohol is commonly used to keep the thermal printer heating element and feed rollers clean.

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.