Any manufacturer of ID card and plastic card printers will tell you that you must maintain and clean your equipment regularly.
It takes but a few short minutes to run some cleaning cards through these printers, and doing this will help you avoid so many problems down the road, not to mention the great down-time you would experience in the event of printing issues.
Every card printer on the market has cleaning supplies available, such as alcohol cleaning cards, adhesive cleaning cards, cleaning swabs or pads, and more.
Every printer also has a very easy way of running its cleaning procedure automatically through the printer's menu, or through the printer driver on your computer.
Depending on the make and model of card printer you have, there are usually ways of performing a manual cleaning, using these same cleaning supplies, which can provide improved results.
Here is a great video, with instructions, to show you how to clean your Datacard® SD160™ Plastic Card Printer and Datacard® SD260™ Plastic Card Printer
Here is a great video, with instructions, to show you how to clean your Datacard® SD360™ Plastic Card Printer
Here is a great video demonstrating how to clean your Datacard® CD800™ Plastic Card Printer
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