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Essential Printer Maintenance Video

Video 1: How to Clean your Printer's Print Head


Video Description:

If your nozzle check is missing in the same place every time, it is likely that paper dust has travelled up under the head, and has dried the ink. 

Good quality inkjet ink is not air drying, and needs the inkjet paper coating to set off the ink - paper dust contains the ‘hardener’ element which will dry the ink just as well!  To clear this blockage, John, the Specialist Inks demo man, shows you how to clean the underside of your print head, without needing to remove it from your printer!  Follow his instructions, and if you find that you achieve a slight improvement to your nozzle check, keep repeating this operation until you achieve a perfect nozzle check.  To replace a print head usually costs hundreds of pounds, so it is well worth being patient, and repeating the cleaning cycles until you get back to a perfect result.


Future Prevention:

To prevent further nozzle check problems, simply produce a nozzle check print-out every week - this will keep your print head moist, and if ever it does fail again, you are only ever one week away from having had a perfect check print, and clearing using the method above will be easy!

You will need :
J Cloth, Scissors, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid.

1 x 60ml bottle of Magic Bullett PrintHead Cleaner Price £10.42 (Ex Vat)

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Testimonials :

Thank you for your maintenance videos. They are very useful and the ones I have tried have proved very effective.

Thanks,

Martin

 

Just a quick email to say a big thank you for getting me and my Epson r2400 printer up and running again, it is so reassuring to know that your help and expertise is only a phone call away.
Your video on the cleaning of the wiper blade spit pad and pump cap were great and the cleaning bullet fluid has now set it back up to give me once again a first class print.
Once again a big thank you to you and all your staff for providing such a great service.

Best regards

Keith

 

 

 




Video 2 How to Clean your Printer's Pump Cap


Video Description:

The sprung-loaded pump cap transfers vacuum to the print head during cleaning cycles, by forming an air-tight seal against the print head with it’s rectangular ‘O’ ring seal.  This ‘O’ ring seal must be microscopically clean at all times - tiny particles of dried ink will prevent an efficient cleaning action by reducing your vacuum transfer efficiency - the head will not be able to clear itself.

You will need Cotton Buds, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:



You will need:
You will need Cotton Buds, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid. Purchase Below:

1 x 60ml bottle of Magic Bullett PrintHead Cleaner Price £10.42 (Ex Vat)
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Video 3 How to Clean your Printer's Wiper Blade


Video Description:

John shows you how to clear your printer wiper blade using Magic Bullet as a maintenance fluid.  You are shown a good way of accessing the wiper blade.  Bear in mind that components which support the print head function need to be microscopically clean in order to produce perfect photo quality, and even the tiniest particle of dried ink on the wiper blade will cause print problems





You will need :

Small flat-bladed screwdriver, cotton buds,  Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid.

1 x 60ml bottle of Magic Bullett PrintHead Cleaner Price £10.42 (Ex Vat)
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Video 4 How to Clean your Printer's Spit Pad


Video Description:

If you are getting streaking or seeing blobs of ink on your printer, it could be that your print head is dumping ink on to the surface of the paper, as the print head has not been able to ‘spit out’ the excess ink at the extreme left of the platen, as the print head has passed over your paper. 

The print head ‘spits out’ excess ink at the left side of your platen, into a rectangular area of open-cell sponge, which normally allows the ‘overspray’ ink to find it’s way down into your printer’s waste pads.  If you notice a build-up of dried ink around this area, the ink cannot disperse, until the build-up can touch to print-head or the paper.



You will need :
Kitchen paper towel, Magic Bullet Maintenance Flud.

1 x 60ml bottle of Magic Bullett PrintHead Cleaner Price £10.42 (Ex Vat)
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Video 5 How to Clean your Printer's Spigots


Video Description:

If your nozzle check misses in different places each time, you may have run out of ink(!), in which case change your cartridge,  or it may be that air is entering your ink circuit somewhere. 

The most likely cause of air ingress is: A: leaky cartridge (replace cartridge) and if that does not work, try B: Cleaning your Print Head Spigots.  These are the black plastic ‘pins’ which pierce your inkjet cartridges.  They have tiny holes at the top of the pin, which enable the print head to draw ink out of the cartridges, and the cartridges have a rubber gland, which is intended to form an air-tight seal with the printer spigots (pins).  If you have tiny areas of dried ink particles stuck on the side surface of the spigots, which are like microscopic grains of hard dried ink, which will allow air to be drawn into the print head, and you will be trying to print with an ink/air mixture, which is foam!





You will need :
Cotton Buds, Magic Bullet Maintenance Fluid

1 x 60ml bottle of Magic Bullett PrintHead Cleaner Price £10.42 (Ex Vat)
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