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Zebra LP2844 thermal printer

The print on my labels has begun to fade how can i improve this

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Open the unit and on the front top you will see a thermal print head, (looks like a shiney bar) using an alcohol based solution clean the head, you prints should be much clearer now.

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This is very little info, but I will try.
First, have you cleaned the printhead, if not procede as follows: -
Open the printer and with a soft cloth dampened with Isopropyl Alcohol or any clening alcohol gently rub the printhead to remove any built up dirt. If you look closely at the printhead elements, you may be able to see and feel with the pad of your finger any build up, continue to clean until it has gone.DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE A HARD OR SHARP OBJECT TO CLEAN THE PRINHEAD AS THIS WILL DESTROY IT.

Try the print again to see if it has improved.
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