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[MOD-1 DTG] Instructions on Flushing the white lines

 
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Old July 9th, 2011 Jul 9, 2011 10:53:37 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Instructions on Flushing the white lines

Are the following instructions the proper way to do a once a month flushing the the white ink lines using ammonia?

First cut off the fitting from a used white ink bag and attach a tube. Place the tube in a bottle of 100% ammonia and attach the fitting to the white ink lines.

Use the syringe connected to the by-pass tube to pull ammonia through the ink lines, print head and capping station.

Then immediately flush the ammonia out with distilled water, followed by printsrite flushing solution?

Is this the method most Mod1 users are doing as part of the monthly maintenance? And just to clarify once more, Belquette recommends using 100% ammonia to flush the printhead, ink lines and capping station all at once?
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

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Are the following instructions the proper way to do a once a month flushing the the white ink lines using ammonia?

First cut off the fitting from a used white ink bag and attach a tube. Place the tube in a bottle of 100% ammonia and attach the fitting to the white ink lines.

Use the syringe connected to the by-pass tube to pull ammonia through the ink lines, print head and capping station.

Then immediately flush the ammonia out with distilled water, followed by printsrite flushing solution?

Is this the method most Mod1 users are doing as part of the monthly maintenance? And just to clarify once more, Belquette recommends using 100% ammonia to flush the printhead, ink lines and capping station all at once?

I did something similar for the first time a few weeks back and we are now adding to our maintenance schedule. I used 50% warm distilled water and 50% ammonia(strong stuff) then used and old line from a bag and drew from a cup filled with the solution, let soak a bit then did windex pull and let soak for about 15 minutes or so, then used the clear solution they provide for the final flush. Then refilled with wite ink and we did notice crisper cleaner whites when printing and better nozzle patterns.

I cant speak for the manufacturer but another owner had suggested this or real similar to this and we did and will do now every 4-6 weeks. Seemed to work very well. We did not do colored inks just whites as I heard the white had particles and the colors did not.

What you posted is how we did only we used a cup and we made the mixture warm to help with the cleaning and added a step.
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

We do use ammonia to initially flush the white ink lines and channels. It works very well at getting the settled white ink out of the lines. But as Rod said, we flush it out immediately with Flushing Solution.

You can use the fitting from a used bag and attach it to some larger hosing, or you could call me and get a 5-Channel Flush Fitting. This has a cluster of five tubes and fittings that can be attached to CMYK and White Ink Lines and inserted into the ammonia and flushing solution bottles to make flushing your Mod1 easier.
 
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

hii guys anyone using alconox for clog white ink..
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

I've never seen or used the stuff. The problem when you get to harsh on your chemicals is, your head can get delaminated. If that happens, it's no longer any good.
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

thanks to say jerid..i see many result people use windex,simple green,IPA,gliserin,paintball...etc im confused with diferent result,i mean i need cleaned with safety and no harse..maybe you have opinion
 
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Default Re: Instructions on Flushing the white lines

Here's a video of the white ink being flushed from the Mod1. I believe we went over this on the phone, but wanted to respond here as well with the video.

https://www.t-shirtforums.com/belquet...ml#post1010790
 
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