Inkanto Ribbons Printhead Cleaning




A clean printhead prevents many problems

The last thing you want when printing your labels is to face printing issues and get unanticipated costs. Therefore, printer manufacturers recommend a regular printhead preventive maintenance to protect against poor print quality and premature printhead failure.

Bad print quality

Dust and particles build-up can limit the heating capacity of the dots on the printhead. It will result in partial or no transfer of the ink altering the print and the read/scan capability.

Costly production downtime

If the elements of traceability on the label are not perfectly readable, it can stop a production line or result in the loss of a product/parcel which costs money. That’s when a deep printhead clean-up becomes a necessity… Regular printhead clean-up prevents an additional stop just to clean the printhead.

Clean Start + cleaning wipe: the strong power duo

To enhance the Thermal Transfer experience of every ribbon user, inkanto ribbons come with 2 complementary printhead cleaning features to help users prolong their printhead’s life and avoid print problems.

  • Clean Start®: a built-in ribbon feature that ensures regular printhead cleaning for your 25mm core ribbon.
  • Cleaning wipe: a free wipe in every box for a deeper printhead clean-up.
Each feature of this power duo has their own functions:
  • Clean Start® ensures a regular cleaning with every ribbon change.
    • The cleaning wipe complements with a deeper cleaning method for every new box of ribbons
  • Clean Start® cleans the surface covered by the ribbon width.
    • The cleaning wipe can clean the entire width of the printhead, not just the printing width.
  • Clean Start® cleans the line of heating dots that are in contact with the ribbon.
    • The cleaning wipe will clean all the printhead ceramic, including the heating dots.

Simple and efficient

inkanto ribbons’ printhead cleaning features present a multitude of benefits for businesses of all sizes. It not only improves printer performance and extends hardware life, but also simplifies maintenance routines. All these factors contribute to improved operational efficiency, which is a key determinant of success in today’s competitive business landscape.

Discover our printhead cleaning guide, it can help your customers chose inkanto

Printhead Cleaning Features