How to Clean and Maintain Inkjet Printers
Inkjet printers are more suitable for printing color pictures or photos, so they are more suitable for individual users. for individual users, the maintenance cost of inkjet printers should be as low as possible. If you can do simple daily maintenance at home, you can reduce the number of times send them to the service station, and you can reduce the daily expenses. Now, Asseel will show you how to maintain an inkjet printer in the spring.
The most important part of an inkjet printer, and the most vulnerable part is the nozzle. Inkjet printers mainly have micro-piezoelectric and thermal foaming technologies. Taking thermal foaming technology as an example, this technology firstly heats the ink and then through nozzle sprays it onto the printing paper to form an image. Therefore, keeping the print head unobstructed can make the inkjet printer work properly. Dry and windy sand in spring makes it easier to block the print head, so daily maintenance in this area is especially important.
Print head clogged of the inkjet printer is a serious problem, especially like the weather is dry in the spring, the printer head will be clogged after the printer has been out of use for some time. In order to solve this problem, inkjet printer manufacturers are also equipped with a boot automatic cleaning print head function on most products, and a button to clean the print head to ensure the normal operation of the printer. however, the automatic cleaning function is not always using good. If you encounter a serious blockage, you need to clean it manually. Below we also introduce several ways of manual cleaning.
Before cleaning, first determine the cause of the blockage. Some of them are caused by the viscosity of the ink on the print head becoming large, so you only need to manually remove the print head, and then wipe and clean the print head, you can solve it. however, if a non-original ink cartridge, or a non-genuine ink cartridge, because of the chemical coagulum in the ink or a large particle impurity, then the simple cleaning cannot solve the problem.
Manually solve the nozzle clogging method:
Prepare a 95% concentration alcohol solution and place it in a flat-bottomed container. The alcohol solution is limited to just cover the stainless steel edge of the printhead. The soaking time is usually between 2 hours and 4 days. The alcohol solution dissolves impurities in the ink and does not damage the print head. It also ensures high quality printing after cleaning. However, the disadvantage of this method is that it takes a long time and is cumbersome to operate.
2、Pressure cleaning method
Same as the solution used in alcohol soaking, but requires a clean cup, disposable syringe and disposable infusion set. By using the pressure generated by the siphon action of the syringe, the organic solvent of alcohol is injected into the print head to clean the dry head. the advantage of this method is that the cleaning effect is good and the time is short, which can solve the problem of lower serious blockage. but the determination is that the operation is more complicated and requires some skill.
3、Distilled water cleaning
If you encounter a more serious blockage, then use distilled water cleaning. Distilled water is cleaner and easier to handle congestion in small areas. The same operation method as the pressure cleaning method can solve the problem of congestion after repeated cleaning.
If the above three methods can not solve the problem of nozzle congestion, then you need to go to the repair station for repair, or replace the print head. But users don’t have to worry, as long as we do daily cleaning and maintenance, and buy genuine ink cartridges, we can solve the problem of nozzle blockage to the greatest extent.