Video: LP or TLP Series Printer Printhead Cleaning

Article ID: 95105568



Topic or Information

Cleaning the printhead 

Applies To

Zebra Desktop Printers


Cleaning the printhead after each roll of labels will help to extend the life of the printhead. A clean printhead will also provide optimal print quality. 


After allowing the print head to cool for approximately one minute, use 99.7% Isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab to clean the print elements from end to end (the print elements are located in the dark line on the print head).

NOTE: You do not have to turn off the printer to do this.

If print quality has not improved after performing this procedure, try cleaning the print head with Save-a-Print head cleaning film Zebra P/N 46902. This specially coated material removes contamination buildup without damaging the print head. Read More>> 

 Call your authorized reseller for more information.  

Cleaning Pens and Kit information Read More>>


This video demonstrates cleaning the printhead using the Cleaning Pen. 

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+ Product Codes

  • 2824 Plus Series
  • 2824 Series Desktop Printers
  • LP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer
  • R2844-Z Passive RFID Printers
  • TLP 2824Plus Desktop Printer