July 2011 Newsletter
Maintaining Your ID Card Printer
Purchasing an ID card printer is a significant investment in your company or organization. And much like a car, a printer requires regular maintenance (although you won’t need to change the oil in your card printer). DiscountID.com has a few simple tips that will help keep your ID printer producing professional ID cards and badges for a long time to come.
|Use only the recommended supplies for your printer. It may be tempting to try and score a deal by buying discounted off-brand supplies, but in the long run, this can cause the quality of your printed cards and your print head to decline over time. You should only use the ribbons, blank cards, and cleaning kits specified by your printer manufacturer.|
|Double-check that your ribbons are installed properly. If your printer ribbon is installed incorrectly it can cause some major printing hassles. Printer cartridges or spools that are even slightly out of calibration can cause streaking, discolored cards, or even a printer jam. When changing the printer ribbon, make sure that everything is properly aligned.|
|Clean your ID card printer regularly. Every printer manufacturer will have specific guidelines for how frequently a printer should be cleaned. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is to clean the printer when you change the ribbon. The whole printer needs attention when cleaning, not just the print head. Dust and debris trapped in the printer can cause marring and streaks. A can of compressed air can be used to remove dust and debris from printing mechanisms to ensure that cards pass through the printer without causing a jam. With regular cleanings, print quality will be maintained over the life of the printer.|
|DiscountID.com carries printer cleaning kits for all major manufacturers including Fargo, Magicard, and Zebra. Shop Printer Cleaning Kits.|
Take an Additional 25% off Clearance Items
DiscountID.com’s summer savings are heating up. Now through the end of July take an additional 25% off all Clearance Items. Our clearance section features deals on printers and other supplies from leading manufacturers including Fargo, Magicard, and Zebra. Visit DiscountID.com for complete promotion details.
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