Why do you need to clean the receipt printer?
The thermal print-head on your printer should be cleaned each time you change the label roll or ribbon. Regular cleaning will ensure that you continue to receive consistently excellent printing results while also preserving your print-head from premature failure.
Why do my receipt become faded over time?
Receipts are typically printed on thermal paper, the printing process is a direct contact between the thermal head and the thermal paper, a chemically coated paper that produces text and image when the heat is applied to its surface. They are quite fast and provide good picture quality. The con of receipts printed by the thermal printer is that the receipts may lose images from other sources of heat, such as sunshine or hot air in the kitchen.