Lowering Your Printing Costs with Zebra’s Free Printhead Replacement
Keeping your printers clean and using quality supplies are two of the best ways to extend the life of your hardware and reduce your long-term printing costs. But even with the best preventive maintenance and printing supplies, your printheads still have a limited lifespan, and each replacement can cost hundreds of dollars or more.
Printhead lifespan is usually measured in millions of linear inches printed, so the more you print, the shorter the lifespan. However, it’s not just your printing volume that gradually reduces printhead life expectancy. Residue build-up and physical damage are factors as well.
This is one of the many reasons why regularly servicing and cleaning your printers is so important. Routine maintenance will help eliminate residue and prevent excessive printhead wear and damage.
Additionally, it’s critical to choose the right labels and ribbons for your printer. The media and printhead work together to ensure clear and clean print jobs with minimal wear and tear, so ensuring the proper combination of quality supplies will prolong the life of your printhead.
Choosing Printer Supplies
If you use the wrong supplies or cheaper, lower-quality materials, you may end up using excessive print darkness to compensate for printing issues, and your media will leave behind dust, dirt, and debris that cause residue build-up. This then leads to poor print quality, more cleaning and servicing requirements, and, ultimately, damage your printhead.
The better approach is to choose certified, quality supplies designed and pre-tested for your printer hardware and application. This will ensure the right match and combination for your application, so you’ll get outstanding print quality, minimize residue build-up, and extend the life of your hardware. Of course, pre-tested and certified supplies will cost a bit more up-front, but they create long-term cost savings by minimizing printing issues and repairs. They can also help you eliminate printhead replacement costs.
In fact, with the Zebra Printhead Protection Program, if you use Zebra printers and agree to use certified Zebra media and ribbons exclusively, your prematurely worn printheads will be replaced for free! If a printhead ever wears out or otherwise needs to be replaced prematurely, Zebra will replace it at no cost to you.
You’ll also be using supplies specifically designed for your Zebra printers, which will help extend their life and reduce your total cost of ownership, while getting all of your supplies conveniently from a single source. It’s a no-brainer on long-term cost and peace of mind, but there’s also no cost to enroll in the program. Just contact our team at Taylor Data to learn more and sign up.
If you have a custom labeling or printing need, we can also work with Zebra’s R&D team to design customized supplies to match virtually any requirement.
Whether you’re using stock products or custom media and ribbons, you get the same printhead protection. You also get supplies manufactured with consistent materials, according to ISO9001:2008 quality standards. This means your printer hardware will be protected by the best available products, at an affordable up-front cost and long-term savings for your business.