Daily Printer Procedures and Maintenance

Created by James Lemmer, Modified on Fri, 30 Jun 2023 at 08:16 AM by service Department

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Here is the latest version 2 of our daily maintenance sheet. Open the PDF from this link and save 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)

Start Up

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 "On Line 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

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 carful 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                                                                                                                        

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