Note that you will require access to the rear of the printer in order to perform maintenance functions. As suggested in the dialog box above, compare your printed pattern with the sample on screen. By following some simple rules and taking five minutes per day you will have a happy machine, happy customers, good looking prints, replace less heads, and in general have a great experience and love your machine! Leave the tails of the tape hanging down, as seen in Fig. The nozzles too have ink in them but are not completely primed. Always empty the waste ink container before running a Power Cleaning Cycle.
Set it on the black rail at the front of the machine. In this example, we have set this to 30 inches. White or light colored garments which do not need white ink require no further preparation. In humid environments, it is often beneficial to pre-press the shirt using the parchment paper as a barrier from the press for 10 to 15 seconds prior to applying the pretreatment. If Printers is not listed in your Start Menu, choose Control Panel, then Printers. These movements are very precise, and if the platen is loaded correctly, provide an accurate and repeatable starting position for your prints. Carefully uncrate the printer and gather all spares and additional components.
This section explains what the control panel buttons and lights are for, the basic steps to printing on a t-shirt and how to cancel a print job. Do not use the same outlet for any other system such as a copy machine or an air control unit that turns on and off. Please refer to the table below for the required Reset method in each case. Press pre-treat on heat press for 10 seconds at 325 degrees. There have been significant improvements in the general stability of white ink in that time, however due to the chemical properties of white ink it still requires more maintenance than the colour inks.
The transparency can be cleaned off with Isopropyl Alcohol and reused until it becomes wrinkled. Check the unit carefully for shipping damage. This will execute a Print Head Clean which involves the printer both pumping a little ink through the Print Head and moving the Print Head across a Wiper Blade which wipes excess ink from the face of the Print Head. If the ink is a lighter grey, or a greenish or bluish color, your lines are not primed enough K. This button also changes a setting in reverse order when selecting settings in Menu mode. Because so much White Ink is used the white ink chips usually need resetting. This automatic lowering of the Printing Bed minimizes the risk of the Print Head striking any object during the print process.
If you are using an extension cord make sure the power ampere rate does not exceed the cord ampere rate of the printer. In the User Defined Paper Size dialog box, Enter a name for the size you are creating, and set the Paper Width to 17 inches, and the Paper Height to the same length as the standard or default Platen that you will using. Once the pattern has printed, the Printing Bed will move the Platen to the ejected position at the back of the printer. Do not confuse them during reassembly. You should set the gap before every load of the platen. Message Description Menu Settings There will be, on occasion, a need to use some of these available menu options.
If the Print Head hits the garment itself or other object with some force, you may have to replace the Print Head with a new one. Store the ink in a cool, dark place. Be prepared to ruin a few shirts. If Printers is not on your Start Menu in Windows, you might consider adding it by changing your Properties for the Windows Start Menu, or adding a shortcut to Printers on your Desktop — refer to your Windows documentation for further information. The order from left to right is: Flush, White, Black, Yellow, White, White, Cyan, Magenta, White D. Do not leave the printer unattended during this process, there will be messages on the Control Panel display asking you to raise and lower the Ink Levers at various times throughout the Power Cleaning, which you must do.
In the Nozzle Check window, click on Print to start printing the Nozzle Check pattern. The darker the shirt the more coverage it needs. The pulsating pressure is designed to prevent settling in the dampers due to stagnation. It also delivers a extra large print area of 17 inches wide by up to 45 inches long 432mm x 1143mm. The Gap Sensor should be utilized to set the optimum media height: Ensure that the media paper, garment etc. Remember to keep ink bottles between 50% and 75% full at all times.
This will execute a Print Head Clean which involves the printer both pumping a little ink through the Print Head and moving the Print Head across a Wiper Blade which wipes excess ink from the face of the Print Head. Press Menu to select Test Print and then choose Nozzle check. It is therefore critical that the ink be shaken daily, or at minimum every 2-3 days. Each Damper sits on one of 8 nipples or spikes which feed ink into the Print Head. Let cleaning solution soak in the print head for a few hours and run a few more head cleanings with the Ink button on the control panel.
At the same time, it is important to not set the media too high so that it may cause the Print Head to brush or even strike it during printing. It is therefore very important that both of these components be kept in good working order. Remove it by gently pulling it away from the carriage until it is free. Buttons The Power button turns the Printing Head Unit on or off. Remove any packaging covering the unit. Do not unplug the printer until the green power light is off.