Why does the head of the flatbed printer need to be calibrated and cleaned?

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Every flatbed printer requires regular maintenance and care. If maintenance is neglected, then it is likely to lead to clogged printheads or other problems. As one of the core components of a flatbed printer, replacing a printhead can easily cost several thousand dollars. Therefore, good printhead maintenance and care for production consistency and improving economic efficiency are essential.

Some maintenance, such as printhead cleaning and calibration, is easily accomplished through the built-in procedures of the uv printer.

If there are streaks in the printed image or when the color is lighter, this indicates that the printhead has a blockage. To make the printhead back to normal work, you need to carry out a self-test of the printhead or clean the printhead. And both of these processes require the consumption of ink. Therefore, unless necessary, it is not recommended that you use these two functions.

Maintenance procedures for uv printer printheads are generally built into the printer driver or can be found by accessing the printer options on your computer. It is important to note that once the printer has started the maintenance procedure, please be patient and wait for the entire process to complete before proceeding with other items. Failure to do so can cause damage to the printer.

Printhead check When the output color becomes faded or a certain color does not output, you need to check if the printhead is working properly.

Cleaning the printhead

First, type a ribbon out with the printer to see if the ribbon of a certain color is incomplete. If it is, then it indicates that the cartridge of the corresponding color is congested. When the color is lighter, this indicates that the printhead has become clogged.

If the printhead self-test indicates that the printhead needs to be cleaned, or if the entire printhead is completely clogged (unable to print), you will need to clean the printhead. Cleaning the printhead washes the clog out of the printhead. If the printhead is severely clogged, continuous cleaning can be done, but not more than three times in a row, and the interval between each cleaning should be about 15 minutes.

Generally speaking, the flatbed printer on the market now has only one nozzle automatic cleaning mode. If the automatic cleaning can not wash through the printhead, then you need to do manual cleaning.

Print head calibration 

If the printed lines and colors are out of balance or streaky, this is an indication that the printhead needs to be calibrated. Flatbed printers have a special built-in program for printhead calibration. For newly installed printheads, performing this operation allows for accurate printhead calibration.

If cleaning and adjustment do not solve the problem, you can promptly contact the manufacturer. Professional manufacturers are able to determine the problem and propose a solution in the first instance. As long as the problem is not too big, customers can solve it by themselves under the guidance of engineers.


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