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Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

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Default Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

Anyone into DTG using Epson printheads will have experienced blocks, particularly the white channels.

Between using my NeoFlex I set it to self-clean every 8 hours, however, blocks still occur

Someone mentioned to me 'wet capping' the printhead. Is there any merit in parking the printhead surface in cleaning solution and switching the whole unit off? It would be easy for me to do that but I just wonder if it would work.

Any thoughts or comments?

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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

put some Neo conditioner on top off the cap
 
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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

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Anyone into DTG using Epson printheads will have experienced blocks, particularly the white channels.

Between using my NeoFlex I set it to self-clean every 8 hours, however, blocks still occur

Someone mentioned to me 'wet capping' the printhead. Is there any merit in parking the printhead surface in cleaning solution and switching the whole unit off? It would be easy for me to do that but I just wonder if it would work.

Any thoughts or comments?

Cheers

John
It works for me.
Im wetcapping with Neo Conditioner.
 
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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

Can you describe your full procedure?

If I was to fill the cap with fluid it would drain down in short time! Do you line the cap with something?

Would appreciate details of your procedure

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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

The Neo Conditioner is very dense.
So when I'm putting it in-it stays in the cup sockets( not sure for how long as I never checked it after time)
Also - I saw people who use food plastic to prevent the cupping solution to drain.
 
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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

Do you then switch the printer off as if it does a 'programmed' clean, the conditioner will be gone?

Do you use conditioner after every print session or use other options too?

How long will you leave the head in the conditioner?

How long have you used the same printhead?

Sorry so many questions!

Regards - stay safe

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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

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Do you then switch the printer off as if it does a 'programmed' clean, the conditioner will be gone?

Do you use conditioner after every print session or use other options too?

How long will you leave the head in the conditioner?

How long have you used the same printhead?

Sorry so many questions!

Regards - stay safe

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After the shift I turn printer OFF and then clean it (including the capping station, and the sponge that inside of it).
After the cleaning I fill it up with the Neo Conditioner.
Next morning I start working as usual. (by turning on the printer and running regular head-clean).
The longest that I left the printhead in the conditioner is for about 3 days (might be 2.5...)
After about 4 years I used 3 printheads (original one, and two "new" once that I salvaged from old Epson 3880 printers)
So now Im on my 3rd printhead.
 
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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

The old school way was to clean the capping station very well after shutting off the machine, take a small bit of lint free cloth and some plastic wrap. Line the capping station with the wrap, put in your square of lint free cloth fill it up with cleaning solution rais the head height manually and put back in place and then lower it down so it seals, I have done this a lot for a few reasons one for a short term storage (I have left it for about a week and no real problems on the long side) also I will do this to soak the print head lightly if i'm only getting a few stubborn nozzles not coming back.
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Default Re: Keeping the Printhead Wet - Any Ideas?

Thanks for your input guys. All interesting and how procedures change over the years.
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