Print heads for your thermal transfer label printer
At Garreis you can obtain original spare parts (printheads) for your label printer. This wear part in thermal transfer printers lasts between 50 and 150 km, depending on use. It is then typical for individual heating points to fail, leading to an incomplete print result. With barcodes in particular, this can lead to restrictions if the barcode is no longer machine-readable.
Ask us individually or you can find your print head directly in our store. A selection of the print heads available in the store can be found below. All printheads are available especially for Zebra printers.
At GARREIS you can obtain printheads / thermal bars for printer models from the following manufacturers:
Zebra, Avery, Datamax, Novexx, Printronix, Valentin, TSC, Citizen, Godex, Logopak, Markem, Allen and Smartdate. For the larger manufacturers, we also differentiate according to model number:
Print heads / thermal bars for other models available on request !
Maintenance of print heads
Ideally, the thermal strip should be cleaned with a soft cloth and special isopropanol every time the label rolls and thermal transfer ribbons are changed. This removes small dust particles so that no contamination remains on the print head.
When changing the print heads and thermal ribbons, you should also ensure that the new materials are inserted into the printer very carefully.
Labels and printheads
Labels are often used when a wide range of information and barcodes need to be accommodated in a small space. Classic examples from everyday life are product labels, shipping labels and logistics labels. The print head or thermal strip is a particularly important component of any label printer to ensure that the print is also machine-readable. The thermal transfer ribbon is guided past the print head during the printing process. The print head is protected from abrasion by a thin layer of glass. This glass layer is subject to natural wear and tear, meaning that the thermal strip must be replaced at regular intervals.
With normal paper or plastic labels, a print head lasts approx. 150 km (running length of the labels or ribbon). When using Thermo-Top or Thermo-Eco material, i.e. without the use of thermal transfer ribbons, the service life of the print head is reduced to 30 to 50 km.
Printing service & advice
As it is necessary to have labels printed externally in urgent cases, we also offer a printing service. We can reliably bridge any breakdowns or maintenance-related bottlenecks in your printer at short notice. We can print the labels you currently need at our premises in Geisenheim. In our in-house printing service, we can implement all individual requirements for the necessary labels. We can also print UL-approved labels in-house.
Garreis is constantly developing new solutions in cooperation with globally active companies. Our specialized team can routinely take up your requirements. If a solution cannot be achieved with conventional adhesive materials, we work closely with the manufacturers to develop a suitable combination of materials and deliver unique solutions.
The right combination of customer requirements and technical realization is always a new challenge. We can guarantee perfect coordination of your printers and printing materials both in-house and on site.
We will be happy to provide you with an individual offer, tailored to your needs. Just ask us!