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Poor Quality Print on Zebra 105SL direct thermal

I have poor quality print on a zebra 105SL direct thermal. There are small lines that do not print anything causing the barcodes to not scan. I tried cleaning the print head with a pen and a sheet system recomended by zebra. It looks like the print head is simply dirty, but no matter how I clean them I still have the problem.

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How many labels has the printer printed? Because it sounds to me like you just need to replace the print head.

They are around $400 from whomever your supplier is, and very easy to replace.

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