How to replace the cutter blade on a TA-20 / TA-30 printer

Article ID: ART180644 | Date published: 03/09/2022 | Date last updated: 02/16/2024


Follow the steps below to replace the cutter blade on a TA-Series printer.


Important Note!
  • The cutter blade cannot be replaced if there is paper in the moving range of the cutter. Remove the paper before changing the cutter blade.
  1. Tap Settings Icon (Setup) > Maintenance on the HOME screen.
    The Maintenance screen appears.
  2. Tap Replace cutter blade unit.
    A confirmation message appears.
  3. Tap Yes.
    The carriage moves and after it stops moving, instructions for the cutter blade replacement procedure appear on the touch screen.
  4. If the cutter blade is dirty, use a damp cloth that you have wrung out completely to wipe it clean.
    Important Note!
    • Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, rough-textured cloth, or similar materials for cleaning so as not to scratch the surface.
  5. Turn the hex screw with the hex wrench until loose.
    Turn the hex screw until loose.
  6. Remove the cutter blade while holding <A>.
    While holding <A>, remove the cutter blade.

    Take CAUTION!
    • Never touch any part other than <A>. This may stain your hands or cause injury. Additionally, this may damage the printer.
    • Do not disassemble the cutter blade. Touching the blade may cause injury.

    Please NOTE!
    • Dispose of the used cutter blade in accordance with local regulations.
  7. Install the new cutter blade while aligning <B> to <C> and <D> to <E>.
    Align B to C and D to E
  8. Turn the hex screw until it is securely fixed.
    Turn hex screw until tight.

    Important Note!
    • After the cutter blade is secured, check that the cutter blade does not come off. If the cutter blade comes off, this may damage the printer..
  9. Tap Done.
  10. Tap Yes.

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