IDP cleaning kits and standalone cleaning products offer an easy and inexpensive way to maintain optimal printing functionality. Cleaning supplies help prevent internal damage to your printer while ensuring consistent print quality. We carry a variety of IDP cleaning supplies, each designed to clean a specific area of your printer - shop our selection below!
Have Questions about IDP Cleaning Kits? We Have Answers!
How do I know which Cleaning Kit to use in my IDP printer?
There are two ways to find manufacturer-approved IDP cleaning kits for your specific printer model.
Use the Printer Supplies Finder at the top of this page. To quickly and easily find cleaning kits for your IDP ID card printer, simply select your IDP printer model! It’s a great tool to bookmark for future ordering!
Use the "Refine Your Results" options in the left column to drill down by printer model, price, and more!
As always, if you have any difficulty finding the IDP cleaning kit you need, you can also call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405 x2.
Do I Really Need a Cleaning Kit?
Absolutely! It may seem insignificant, but when it comes to your IDP card printer, the damage that dust can create is substantial. Dust and other particles can accumulate inside a printer and cause spots or specks to appear on the printed cards. Worse yet, dust can damage your IDP printhead which can cost hundreds of dollars to replace.
This is why a cleaning kit is so important. IDP recommends that you run a cleaning kit through your printer after each ribbon change. This routine maintenance will keep your card printing costs down, extend the life of your printer, and keep your warranty intact.
Another added bonus is that IDP card printer cleaning kits are inexpensive - usually only a couple dollars a cleaning. Just one more reason to clean your IDP printer regularly!
What is the Difference Between the Different Types of Cleaning Kits?
There are many brands and types of cleaning supplies, each designed to clean a specific printer model and area of the printer. To ensure a thorough clean that will not harm your printer, always comply with the recommendations found within your IDP printer manual.
Here are a few common types of cleaning kits and how they’re used to clean and protect the card printer:
Cleaning cards clean the printer’s card roller. These low-tack adhesive cards clean dust and other debris from the rollers to help prevent damage to your printhead. During the cleaning cycle, adhesive cards run through the printer in the same way as plastic cards do during card printing. Many card printers will notify you when it’s time to run a cleaning card through your printer.
Cleaning rollers continuously clean dust and debris from cards before they’re printed to prevent printer damage. Not all ribbon cartridges are equipped with a cleaning roller. It’s important to regularly replace the rollers.
Alcohol swabs and cleaning pens clean the printhead. (Adhesive cards and cleaning rollers do not clean the printhead.) It’s important to switch off the printer before cleaning the printhead and avoid touching the printhead with your fingers. Gently swipe the swab or pen over the printhead and let the printhead air dry before using the printer.