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DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

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Old August 4th, 2014 Aug 4, 2014 12:56:21 PM -   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Thanks.. it is for a standard 2200 printer, i did see the tube does go connected to the pump its just very hard to access to connect the tube , i am going to have to open up the printer to be able to connect the tube. thanks again

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Old August 12th, 2014 Aug 12, 2014 12:41:57 PM -   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

I have a direct advantage Sawgrass printer. Epson 4880
Where do I get directions to change the capping station?
 
Old August 12th, 2014 Aug 12, 2014 12:48:16 PM -   #18 (permalink)
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

try here DTG VIPER Replacing the Capping Station Epson 4880 | DTG Direct to Garment Printer Support
 
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Hey thanks for the quick reply!
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

no problems i hope it helps
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Changed my first pump cap station today on the DTG M2

Some of the things that I learned.
I was not cleaning it as good as I thought. There was so much ink down in the waste I'll call it a bucket. It had not drained into the waste bottle the way it is suppose to.
The only way to see this is to remove the spit pad and assembly. I can see where I must remove these things at least once a month and give everything a good cleaning.

The videos offered by coldesi do not do the cleaning process justice. There are alot more areas that have to be paided attention to.

Changing the assembly itself was not hard. Took about an hour and worked well after.
I had mine for 2 years. I can see that it should be changed at least once a year.
Overall not too bad of a job
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Thanks Jon,

please can you tell me what do you think about my problem?

Is it the capping station or my print head is dead? I bought a new printhead 2 month ago..

Now my printer is printing good yellow only when he start to print..
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Sorry,

first I did this... I flushed the print head because in start there was no yellow or the yellow was so brihgt..
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

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Thanks Jon,

please can you tell me what do you think about my problem?

Is it the capping station or my print head is dead? I bought a new printhead 2 month ago..

Now my printer is printing good yellow only when he start to print..

Have you replaced the dampers? Dampers and capping station would be where I start...printhead is probably ok from what it looks like to me.
 
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i have changed Epson Printer head new one
i have changed new cartridge
i have changed new capping station
but still Epson printer missing yellow ink, almost there to through out this Epson , i have enough
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Thanks for the usefull information, I will keep it in mind.
My problem is that the motor of the pump station does not work anymore. Is a brand new Epson 1500W and I hardly believe that the motor is zapped. I just checked cable and connection and they seems to be Ok.
I noticed that also the PW motor does not move.
Both motor have the same kind of cable (4 poles) and their are connected to the same board, one connector close to the other.
Do you think it might be an electronic problem? How I can test it before replacing one part.
The machine stops at startup and the 2 yellow leds are flashing.
Any suggetion? Thanks
 
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Question Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

Excellent thread!

What is the best practice after head maintaince?

I have an Epson R1900 DIY DTG, after I removed the cartriges (with CISS) with Textile Ink, and flush the head with cold demineralized water and I got a good waterfall by every color, what I must do now, to let the printer stopped for a week-end or on holiday?

1) I must reinsert the textile cartriges?
2) I must let it free
3) I must insert other cartriges with demineralized water, and make an cleaning head by printer, and than switch it off?
4) I could insert normal dye ink for paper

what is the best practice, and why?

And If print only in CMYK until now, and have the 4 white channels empty, is it right?
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

There is no substitute for squeezing some ISO Alcohol or flushing solution onto the pad EVERY time you do a cleaning...Conversely, that pad is the first thing that will go bad on your capping station. IF the only thing that seems to be wrong is the pad being clogged (it happens, especially if you are an occasional printer, like me), don't throw away your capping station. Order some new pads (Capping top for Epson Stylus Pro 4880) from amazon. You will still have to remove the capping station, but it will run you only $7-15 vs. anywhere from $175-300 for a new one. The Capping Top removes easily, but it is not trivial to replace while on the printer. There is a small tube with a spring over it that makes that difficult.

I learned this the hard way, but now have three good capping stations on hand. When you remove the capping top, make sure to thoroughly clean the small tubes coming from the bottom, the white connector, and then the tubes going through the pump section. You can use your syringe with some flushing solution to blow anything out of there. I would soak the white connectors in flushing solution and use a tiny brush on the small black tubing. More than likely, after replacing the capping top, your capping station will be good as new. You have to remove the capping station to replace it, might as well try to save some money. If anyone needs help replacing this part, just let me know. Happy to walk through for you.
 
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Default Re: DTG Maintaince 101 - Part 1 The Capping Station

I have a 2year old DTG Viper 2 and I need to change the capping station. Only problem is that I don't see any videos or procedures for this particular model on the internet.

Can anyone share a link for how to do this on the Viper 2 ?

thanks

Cary
 
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I have a 2year old DTG Viper 2 and I need to change the capping station. Only problem is that I don't see any videos or procedures for this particularity model on the internet.

Can anyone share a link for how to do this on the Viper 2 ?

thanks
Cary
try the coldesi website or YouTube channel. I think that they have it.
 






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