You’re thinking of thermal pants

Which of these would commonly be used to maintain a thermal printer?

A) Isopropyl alcohol

B) Replacement fuser unit

C) New feed rollers

D) Ribbon replacement

E) Some mothballs

The answer: A) Isopropyl alcohol

A thermal printer has only a few moving parts, and the printing process is based on heat instead of toner or a print head. It’s common to wipe down the thermal printing element with isopropyl alcohol to keep things 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.