Printhead

Datamax-O’Neil M-Class: Installing the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services October 15, 2011 POS
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Removing the Printhead Turn ‘Off’ and unplug the printer from the AC Receptacle. Open the cover; if ribbon is installed, remove it. With the Printhead locked in the down position, loosen the Printhead Mounting Screw (it will remain in the assembly). Unlatch the Printhead Assembly. While holding the Printhead, raise the assembly. Disconnect the two […]

Datamax-O’Neil H-Class: Installing the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services October 12, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Removing the Printhead Turn OFF the Power Switch and unplug the power cord from the AC Receptacle. With the printhead locked in the down position, loosen the Captivated Screw. (When free, the screw will spring upward). Note: The H-8308 model has two Captivated Screws; loosen both. Unlock the Printhead Latch then raise the Printhead Assembly. […]

Datamax-O’Neil H-Class: Printhead Cleaning Procedures

by ScanSource Technical Services October 12, 2011 Barcode Printing
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If print quality declines (symptoms can include unreadable bar codes or streaks through text and graphics), the typical cause is debris buildup on the printhead which, left unattended, can lead to premature dot failure. Depending upon the supplies and printing parameters used, different cleaning methods are recommended. Cotton Swab Procedure (for users of direct thermal […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Clean the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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If print quality declines (symptoms can include unreadable bar codes or streaks through text and graphics), the typical cause is debris buildup on the printhead which, left unattended, can lead to premature dot failure. Depending upon the supplies and printing parameters used, different cleaning methods are recommended. Proper cleaning is critical. To maintain peak performance […]

Datamax-O’Neil Mark III: How to Replace the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services August 1, 2011 Barcode Printing
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If the Printhead becomes damaged or worn, replace it as follows: Turn OFF the printer and remove the ribbon if installed. Lower the Ribbon Handler Assembly. Press outward on the two Printhead Carrier Tabs and rotate the Printhead Carrier down. Press inward on the two Printhead Shield Tabs and rotate the Printhead Shield down. Loosen […]

Zebra S4M: How Can I See the Total Number of Inches the Printhead has Printed?

by ScanSource Technical Services June 26, 2011 POS
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Once printer is in ready mode. Press the menu key. Press left arrow until you see “ADVANCED SETUP 3″. Press the enter button. It will now ask for the password. The password is “9999″. The horizontal arrows move the cursor to the left and right. The vertical arrows increment the choice the cursor is on. […]

SS Technical Article: Prolonging the Lifespan of your Thermal Barcode Printer Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services June 16, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Variables for Printhead Life Span Since the printhead is considered to be a consumable, customers often want to know exactly how long they can expect a printhead to last. The lifespan of most printheads are measured in millions of linear inches printed. The more you print, the quicker the printhead will wear out. Print volume […]

Printronix T4M: How to Replace the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services January 29, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Replacing the Printhead on a T4M/SL4M WARNING: Always unplug the printer power cord from the printer or power outlet before doing any installation procedure. Failure to remove power could result in injury to you and damage the equipment. When applicable, you will be instructed to apply power.   Set the printer power switch to O […]

Sato M8400RVe: Adjusting the Printhead Balance and Alignment

by ScanSource Technical Services January 18, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Sato M8400RVe Printhead Balance Alignment Connect the power cable to the printer and AC outlet. Turn the printer ON. Open the access doors and load ribbon and label stock. Loosen the screw near the bottom of the plate. (Fig. 1-1) Rotate adjusting screw to achieve optimum print quality along the length of the printhead. NOTE: […]

Sato GT412e: How to Replace the Printhead

by ScanSource Technical Services January 18, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Sato GT412e Printhead Replacement Switch off the printer and disconnect the power supply cord. Open the top housing cover. Press printhead release lever (1, Figure 1-1a) to the right. Carefully lower and withdraw defective printhead (2) from print assembly (3). Disconnect the two wiring harnesses from defective printhead (2). Connect the two wiring harnesses to […]