It is possible the thought has never crossed your mind but your label printer can benefit from a routine cleaning. Regular maintenance is a preventative step that will help your printer have a long life. When a label printer is well maintained, the printer head will generally last a million linear inches. How often should you clean your printer? We think it is a good rule of thumb to clean the printer when you reorder your labels. Here are the steps we have found to be helpful. Disconnect power to the printer. Open the top of the printer using the green tabs on both sides. I use alcohol wipes to clean the in house Godex printers. (We recommend the use of isopropyl alcohol to the print head and the roller. Locate the Printer head and wipe it gently to remove any build up or debris. Remove the Platen covers. Lift out the roller and clean it to remove debris and adhesive residue. Replace the roller and platen covers. The platen covers have left, L, and right, R, indicators marked inside to ensure they are placed properly. Your printer is now clean. Did you find these instructions helpful? Please let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Are there any other third party product procedures that you would like to learn about? Let us know and we will be happy to research for you!!