Daily Printer Procedures and Maintenance

Created by James Lemmer, Modified on Wed, 24 Apr 2024 at 03:31 PM by Mickey Whitaker

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Introduction: Latest Version 2 of Daily Maintenance Sheet 
 

Open the PDF from this link and save it to your PC.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-tjg-TRUQ0k62fnD1tAREkH19hTFcC-B/view?usp=sharing


If you have an older model printer see this document below. 


Start-Up and End-of-Day Printer Procedures

(and Non-Production Days)


Discover the latest version of our daily printer maintenance sheet and how it can help you keep your printer in optimal condition


Start-Up

Learn the essential steps to kickstart your printer's daily operation for peak performance.


  • Check Ink Tank levels ink levels must be at least one inch above the lower spout 
  • Check material (film) level
  • Check Waste Tank level (daily)
  • Open Printer lid
  • Check that Material is underneath media guides
  • Power off Printer, wait about 1 minute, then power back on
  • Open Main Top (RIP) software or Flexi Cobra Edition
  • Right click x2 - run as administrator
  • Open Well Print (print manager) software
  • Right click x2 - run as administrator
  • Check that printer is in "Online Mode"
  • If not, reboot printer and Well Print
  • Conduct a Deep Clean function
  • Looking for ink
  • Open a test print (crosshair or color gamut) file
  • Turn on vacuum board
  • Print and check print quality
  • You may need to conduct another cleaning and repeat test print
  • Start your daily production

End of Day


Learn the important steps you should take at the end of the day to ensure your printer stays in excellent condition.


  • Turn off Vacuum board
  • On the printer push the left button once, then press and hold "left" to move the head
  • carriage to the left. slowly..be careful not to smack into the side
  • With a damp microfiber towel clean the bottom plate of the heads
  • Be careful not to hit the heads
  • If you need to wipe the heads - damp microfiber towel and extremely light
  • flat pressure.
  • ("3 hairs and some air")
  • With the same damp towel, clean the caps and capping platform
  • Make sure that the caps push down and spring back up easily
  • Clean Wiper
  • Fill caps with Distilled water with a syringe or spray bottle
  • On the printer, press the Exit button. To move the head back to the home position and seat with the caps
  • At the end of the day Always visually double-check that the caps are making contact with the heads
  • Close your printer lid
  • Close out of the MainTop and WellPrint programs.


Conclusion:


By following the provided daily maintenance sheet and adhering to these start-up and end-of-day procedures, you can ensure your printer operates at its best, enhancing its longevity and performance.


                                                                                                            

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