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Topic Review (Newest First)
September 20th, 2013 04:11 PM
JeridHill
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Yeahhhhh, no......
September 20th, 2013 02:28 PM
dazzabling
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4u2bSeen
Can't you just shake the entire printer that way the lines get shaken also?
You wanna shake the entire printer??

@Jerid that's a new concept make a printer shaker like a paint shaker
September 20th, 2013 02:22 PM
4u2bSeen
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Can't you just shake the entire printer that way the lines get shaken also? I do like the sealed bag concept over the cartridges. The Mod5 also looks simpler to maintain vs the Brother, AnaJet and NeoFlex. I am thinking now it is between the Mod5 and the MelcoG3 (TexJet Plus).
September 20th, 2013 01:34 PM
JeridHill
Re: Flushing the white lines....

3 to 4 days is fine, but the white ink separates pretty well after 3-4 days. You would want to pull maybe 5cc through while shaking the ink bag, this would mix it well without having to flush anything out.
September 20th, 2013 01:25 PM
4u2bSeen
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Would you also need to do this if you had to leave for 3-4 days or are nozzle cleans sufficient?
September 20th, 2013 01:07 PM
JeridHill
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Hi Bryan, it's only recommended to flush once a month, not required. The white ink lines on the Mod1 contain about $7 in ink. If you did a flush every month, that's $84 annually. Even after 5 years of doing this, it's still less than the cost of a print head. So it's more prevention than anything. White ink settles and can easily build up, that's why the flush helps.
September 20th, 2013 12:47 PM
dazzabling
Re: Flushing the white lines....

I think its all comes down to preference and doing what's right for your business.
These types of questions should also be addressed to your printer distributor regarding your warranty.
Since, a majority of "consumable" parts are those connected to the ink system you
need to know, if you do not follow this recommendation and end up damaging what would have
been a warranty part would it still be covered?
September 20th, 2013 12:31 PM
4u2bSeen
Re: Flushing the white lines....

Hi all. Still looking for the right printer to buy in the next couple months. I was watching a video on flushing the white lines in the Mod1. Doing a search the manufacture says it should be done once a month. If you are using white ink on a daily basis aren't the white lines being continually flushed with new ink? It doesn't look difficult but every time I see a syringe of white ink being dumped it looks expensive.

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