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The printhead is a 300 dpi thermal. If you raise the head and can see the glass face, there are 2 rows of heating elements that are used in printing.
As in all thermal heads, do not use any sharp objects to scrape on the head. I usually use a non volitile citrus cleaner or iso alchohol.
The plate beneath the head should also be checked for wear and cleaned to provide positve drive for the stock.

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Is it possible to change the print head, if so where to buy?

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