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

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) 


+ Product Codes

  • 105SLPlus Industrial Printers
  • 105SLPlus Industrial Printers
  • 110PAX Print Engines (disc.)
  • 110Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 140Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 170Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 220Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • All Surface RFID Label Solution
  • Industrial Printers
  • Print Engines
  • R110Xi4 RFID Printer
  • Xi Series Industrial Printers
  • ZE500 Print Engines
  • ZE500 Print Engines
  • ZE500R RFID Print Engine
  • ZE500R RFID Print Engine
  • ZM400
  • ZM600
  • ZT200 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT210 Industrial Printer
  • ZT220 Industrial Printer
  • ZT230 Industrial Printer
  • ZT400 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT400 Series RFID Printers
  • ZT410 Industrial Printer
  • ZT410 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 RFID Industrial Printer