noun Computers.
the printing element, as a daisy wheel or thimble, on a computer printer.
Also, print head.

print + head Unabridged
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printhead (ˈprɪntˌhɛd)
computing a component in a printer that forms a printed character

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Example sentences
There is a need for a printhead replacement program either independently or bundled with labels.
For example, heavy use of a photocopier may wear down the printhead, which applies ink to the final copy.
It cannot contain extraneous material that may clog the fine printhead nozzles of an ink jet printer.
If you want to print the file, make sure the printer is turned on and that the top of the sheet is lined up with the printhead.
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