Nozzles: 16, 32, 64
Character Size: 5mm to 115mm
Head position: Any
Ink: Water-, Ethanol-, Acetone-, MEK-based
Distance to Object: 2mm to 20mm
Print speed: dependent on matrix
Check ink level in the ink bottle. If the bottle is empty (the message: INK LACK or EMPTY BOTTLE is shown on the terminal display), replace it. In the systems with electromagnetic heads and the pump-based ink system, the ink bottle can be replaced while the printing operation is being performed. If a compressor system is used you need to stop the printing and depressurize the ink system – see section 2.3.5 Installing a new Bottle of Ink (or Replacing an Empty One). After the machine has been switched off – wash outer parts of the print head, especially the nozzles and photodetector in order to remove any remaining ink.
Once a week (or more frequently, if required) – check the state of supply air filters (which remove water, oil etc.) and clean them, Every 1000 hours of operation – check the ink filter in the bottle. Use the ACTIVITY TIME command to check for how many hours the printer has run. The total number of run hours (hours: minutes) is displayed on the terminal. Replace the ink filter every 12 months.
If the printer is not to be used for a longer time (over 2 weeks), secure the print heads as described in section 7.1 Storing the Printer. NOTE! The use of sharp tools or improper fluid (solvent) to clean and wash the head may result in damage that is not covered by the warranty! Ink and cleaning fluid (solvent) can only be used, if supplied by the printer Manufacturer! Different ink types must not be mixed! THE FAILURE TO MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS SHALL RELEASE THE MANUFACTURER FROM ITS WARRANTY OBLIGATIONS.
Removing Air from the Ink System Transport, manipulations to the ink system, or other reasons may result in accumulation of air within the print head. In consequence ink drops are not jetted from some or all nozzles. In order to remove air from the print head, follow the instructions below:
NOTE: Electronic protections are installed in the power supply in compliance with standards. There is no fuse that might be replaced by the user.
NOTE: The above operations need to be performed under strictly clean conditions. Do not leave any foreign objects under the nozzle plate. If the plate is fastened improperly, the nozzles may get damaged (ruby tip may break) or leaking may occur.