GK420 Cleaning

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Cleaning your Zebra GK420 Printer

Regular cleaning of your Zebra GK420 printer will help extend it life cycle. The table below will help you with the cleaning process.

Printer Part Method Interval
Printhead Let the printhead cool for a minute, then use a new cleaning pen to swab the dark line on the printhead, cleaning from the center to the outside edges of the printhead. When using a ribbon: after every roll of ribbon. When using direct thermal: after every roll of media.
Platen Roller Remove the platen roller to clean. Clean the roller thoroughly with 90% medical grade alcohol and a cleaning swab or lint free cloth. As needed.
Peel Bar Clean thoroughly with 90% medical grade alcohol and a fiber free cleaning swab. Let the alcohol dissipate and the printer to dry completely before use. As needed.
Media Path  Clean thoroughly with 90% medical grade alcohol and a fiber free cleaning swab. Let the alcohol dissipate and the printer to dry completely before use. As needed.
Exterior Water dampened cloth. As needed.
Interior Gently brush out printer. As needed.

Caution: Adhesives and media material can over time transfer onto the printer components along the media path including the platen and printhead. This build-up can accumulate dust and debris. Failure to clean the printhead, media path and platen roller could result in inadvertent loss of labels, label jams and possible damage to the printer.

 

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