Cleaning as indicated below will help maintain stable printer operation and extend the printer's life.
Wearing gloves at cleaning is recommended to prevent injury.
Make sure to turn off the power before cleaning.
Clean the filter part and the ventilation inlet with a vacuum as shown right.
THERMAL HEAD CLEANING
Press the OPEN button to open the printing unit.
Take the ink cassette out of the printer.
Alcohol (ethyl alcohol, etc.)
Soft and clean cloth
Other : Cleaning ribbon (option)*
* Please ask the dealer about options.
When lines appear on the printed images, clean the thermal head.
Wipe the head cleaning part (as shown right) carefully with cloth dampened with a
small amount of alcohol.
Do not damage the thermal head.
When the poor print quality is not corrected even if the head has been cleaned,
replacement of the thermal head may be required. Contact your dealer.
Thermal head is hot right after printing. Wait until the head cools before
cleaning the thermal head.
The thermal head may be damaged if you touch it while static electricity builds
up on your body.
When you clean the thermal head, make sure not to apply excessive force to the
peeling roller on the bottom of the thermal head. When the excessive force is
applied to the roller, the roller may be deformed, resulting in deterioration of the
WHEN USING THE CLEANING RIBBON (CR-D70)
When you use print paper of 152 mm (6") width after using that of 127 mm (5"),
thermal head cleaning with a cleaning ribbon may be required.
If one or two lines appear on the printing surface as shown in the illustration when
printing on the print paper of 152 mm (6") width, clean the thermal head using the
optional cleaning ribbon.
Print paper of 127 mm (5") width :
Print paper of 152 mm (6") width : 10x15 (4x6"), 15x15 (6x6"), 15x20 (6x8")
When the symptom of poor print quality is not corrected even after the head is
cleaned, replace the thermal head. Contact your dealer.
13x13 (5x5"), 13x18 (5x7")
about 12 mm
Cleaning part of thermal head
about 12 mm