Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Product Review: Thermal Printer Cleaning Card

Thermal printers are known for their speed and quiet operation, but they can also get dirty over time, causing some disruption to their normal operation.’s 3x6 thermal printer cleaning card is the perfect tool for removing the debris and buildup that occurs in printers. Improve printing quality and prolong your printer’s life with the proper care and cleaning!
Thermal Printer Cleaning Card, 3 x 6, 10 per pack

 Broad Printer Compatibility 

A great feature these cleaning cards have is that they fit inside any printer that uses a 3" paper roll width. Why order special cleaning gear for each individual device in the office when you can just use the same card to maintain them all? They work equally well with stationary point-of-sale units and mobile receipt printers and they're small enough to transport with mobile printing units.

Easy to Use 

Another big advantage of these cleaning cards is that they don't require an advanced engineering degree to use effectively. It's much easier to minimize the cost of routine maintenance when your cashiers can clean their own receipt printers whenever they replace their paper rolls.

After the feedstock has been removed, a card can be inserted into the roll reservoir and pulled straight through the outlet like any normal receipt. Along the way, it cleans the print head, but it also removes debris and caked dirt from nearby rollers and surfaces. Because they're already filled with a gentle yet thorough cleaning solution, you don't even have to add chemical cleaners after the fact.

Keeping Things Running Smoothly 

Your customers aren't going to wait around while you search for cleaning supplies or try to find a printer that isn't producing huge, ugly streaks. Fortunately, these cards come in bulk packs of ten, so you'll always have some around. In addition to being easy to keep in stock, these printer cleaning cards are super quick to use, so you never have to delay your operations to ensure your machinery stays in check.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Impact Printer Ribbons

Impact printer ribbons are an essential part of many business printing systems, but many people do not understand how impact printing works, resulting in improper care and avoidable problems. A better understanding of impact printing ribbons such as its uses, advantages, and disadvantages can make the buying and printing process easier.
Epson 30/34/38 Universal, box of 6 ribbons, R918 (choice of color)

What Is an Impact Printer Ribbon? 

As its name suggests, impact printing involves a print head that strikes a print ribbon against paper. Impact printers are usually used in equipment like fire alarm systems, cash registers, and ATMs. These printers are ideal in situations where the printed content takes precedence over the quality of the printed images. Products like the Star SP-200/212/242 Extended Life Ribbons or the Epson ERC-31, which is compatible with VeriFone 930 R and the VeriFone Ruby Supersystem, are ideal for completing everyday printing needs. There's also one of the most popular ribbons: the ERC 30/34/38, which is compatible with the equally popular Epson TM-T88.

Impact Printer Ribbon Advantages 

Impact printers are one of the most economical printing options because they have one of the lowest printing costs per page. They are capable of making carbon copies and printing on multi-part stationary, and the ink ribbon generally does not dry out easily.

Impact Printer Ribbon Disadvantages 

The printout quality of impact ribbons can be inconsistent due to drying or improper care. Although the ribbon lasts a while without drying, when it does dry, the ink quality gradually fades. Impact printers are also noisy because of the print head striking the paper, and they are slower than most printers. Color ribbon options with impact printers are usually limited.

Still have questions about impact printer ribbons? Contact the printing experts at at 866-748-8273 with any questions. also carries affordable, quality replacement ribbons, print head cleaners, paper rolls and ink supplies.