Why is it important to clean my ID card printer?

By Lindsay Martin-Nez  |  January 23, 2020


ID Badging, ID Card Printers

Card Printers Lined Up
BadgePass Printer Line Up

If you’ve ever experienced white specks on your card design or discoloration on your printed badges, it’s possible that your ID card printer just needs a good cleaning. Like all machines, proper care of your card printer is extremely important. By regularly cleaning the printer, you can extend the life of the machine and minimize dust and other debris causing imperfections on your printed cards. Some printer manufacturers require cleanings every 1,000 cards or so to protect the warranty on the machine, making it even more important to run a cleaning card whenever prompted by the printer! (Warning: print heads are usually the most expensive part of a printer to replace and they are also the part most likely to be damaged as a result of irregular cleanings!)

BadgePass printers are extremely easy to clean. Check out these helpful video tutorials for step-by-step instructions on how to run a cleaning card through your BadgePass card printer.

How to Use a Cleaning Card with the NXT5000 Card Printer

How to Clean the NXT5000 Printer (No LCD Screen)

How to Clean the GX1 Card Printer

In addition to running cleaning cards regularly, BadgePass offers service agreements that include preventative maintenance and cleanings, helping to further protect your investment and keep your ID card printer running at peak performance. Scheduled maintenance visits from our certified service technicians will keep your machine running smoothly. Also, any worn or defective parts are replaced during these visits, all at no extra charge to you! Learn more about BadgePass onsite service and support here. Contact us today to learn more!