Daily Printer Procedures and Maintenance

Created by James Lemmer, Modified on Wed, 24 Apr at 3:31 PM by Amy

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Introduction: Latest Version 2 of Daily Maintenance Sheet 

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


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


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.


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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