Dust is Not an ID Card Printer’s Best Friend
Dust may be small, but when it comes to your ID card printer, the damage it can create is substantial. Dust and other particles can accumulate inside the printer and cause spots or specks to appear on the printed cards. Worse yet, dust can damage the printhead which can cost hundreds of dollars to replace.
How to Prevent Dust Buildup in Your ID Printer
Dust is inevitable. The good news is that there are ways to minimize dust and protect your investment.
Choose a clean location for your printer away from heat sources such as radiators, air ducts, or direct sunlight. Also avoid areas with excessive dust and dirt, such as a factory production floor. Store the ID cards in a dust-free environment and do not use cards that appear to have contaminants on the surface.
Use a printer dust cover when the printer is not in use. ID printer dust covers are made of an anti-static, nylon material that protects your printer from dust, spills, water, smoke, and other elements. For best results, select a dust cover that is fitted to your printer dimensions.
Clean your printer regularly to prevent damaging buildup and maintain its performance. We recommend that you clean your printer after every ribbon change with an ID printer cleaning kit. Keep your printer dust-free in between cleanings by wiping the exterior down periodically with an anti-static, soft cloth to remove dust and other contaminants.
They will never be friends, but follow these simple steps and dust will not become your printer’s nemesis.Tags: Cleaning Kits, Printer Cleaning | Category: Helpful Tips & Support | Subscribe to comments | Leave a comment | Trackback URL | Connect on Google+