Zebra Tabletop and Print Engine Printhead Cleaning Procedure (With Video)

Article ID: 00869936




This procedure details methods used for

  • Cleaning the printhead on a Zebra Tabletop or Pax printer
  • Printhead maintenance and care


Applies To

Zebra Tabletop and Print Engine printers
See ZT410R note below.


Cleaning items and printhead cleaning instructions


 A dirty print head can result in poor heat transfer and a poorly printed image. White streaks can appear if elements are dirty as a result of residue or other buildup on the printhead elements. These deposits could allow heat buildup on the elements and result in premature element failure. 


Print head cleaning details Read More>>

Note: Silverline RFID printer printheads must only be cleaned using Save-A-Printhead Cleaning Film shown below.

User-added image Click here to view video -> Printhead Cleaning Video


Helpful Information

Extending the life of your printhead Read More>>

Tough or hardened printhead buildup can be removed using "Save A Printhead" Cleaning Strips  Read More>>
Part Numbers for Save-A-Printhead Cleaning Film Kits. Order kit number: For Printers with Print Widths:

  • 46902  3.0" – 4.0"  (76 mm–102 mm)
  • 44902  4.0" – 5.0" (102 mm - 127 mm)
  • 48902  5.0" – 6.0" (127 mm - 152 mm)
  • 38902  6.0" – 7.0" (152 mm - 178 mm)
  • 22902  8.0" – 9.0" (178 mm - 229 mm)