ID cards play a critical role in keeping your organization safe, and creating or maintaining ID cards will be challenging without an efficient printer. Whether you are printing membership cards, employee badges, or student IDs, keeping your ID card printer in excellent working condition is crucial. Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure your printer works smoothly and produces high-quality prints consistently.
At Avon Security Products, our expert technical support teams have worked with thousands of clients all over Canada to help maintain and repair ID card printers. Reach out to our helpful team to troubleshoot or fix your printer, and consider the following tips to keep your machine running smoothly.
Clean the Printer Regularly
Keeping your printer clean is the first step towards its maintenance, as regular cleanings will extend your printer’s lifespan. The printer’s rollers, print head, and card path accumulate dust and debris over time, affecting the print quality and damaging the printer. Keeping the moving parts clean is also important to avoid ribbon breakage.
When you buy ID card printers from Avon Security Products, we offer continuous support to help you maintain your printer. However, a lack of effort in the cleaning process can damage your printer sooner. So, it’s important to regularly clean your printer to ensure your printer warranty stays valid. You can use a lint-free cloth or a card cleaner to clean the rollers and print heads.
Use High-Quality Cards
Not all paper is created equal, so the paper you use in the printer for your ID cards will affect its quality. It can also be helpful to compare technologies for printing applications, as this can also affect the quality of cards.
Using low-quality cards can damage your printer’s print head and rollers, leading to costly repairs. Always use high-quality cards designed for your printer model, as cheap cards can cause card jams and create problems in the printer’s operation.
Store Cards Properly
The place you store your cards can also impact the longevity of your ID cards. Cards should be stored in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. If the cards are exposed to extreme temperatures or humidity, they may not work correctly, and the printer could jam or malfunction. Before loading cards into the printer, ensure they are clean, dry, and free of dust or debris.
Keep Firmware and Drivers Updated
Firmware and driver updates may improve the printer’s performance and fix any known issues. You can check our website regularly for updates and follow the instructions to update the firmware and drivers.
Our expert team also offers different levels of support for repairing ID printers to ensure all our clients have the resources they need to keep their printers running smoothly.
Replace Consumables Regularly
Regularly replacing consumables like ribbons and cleaning rollers is essential for the printer’s smooth operation. Neglecting to replace consumables can lead to poor print quality, printer damage, or even card jams. Refer to the printer manual for recommended replacement intervals.
Proper maintenance is essential to ensure the smooth operation of your ID card printer. Follow the tips above to keep your ID card printer in good condition, producing high-quality prints consistently.