How can the life of a thermal printer be extended?

How can the life of a thermal printer be extended?

  • Clean the heating element regularly with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Clean the inside of the printer with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
  • Keep the paper dry in a low humidity environment.
  • Wipe the outside of the printer with a damp cloth.
    Explanation:

    The life of a thermal printer can be extended by cleaning the heating element regularly with isopropyl alcohol. A thermal printer does not use toner, so cleaning with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter is not necessary. The condition of the paper and the cleanliness of the outside of the printer would probably do little to extend the life of the printer.