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June 23rd, 2016 04:44 PM
pronetmedia
Re: Dtg viper problem

Has anyone had any experience using a Printhead Doctor system to fully clean heads that are clogged and not functioning?

https://www.digitalsigntech.net/Print-Head-Doctor

Kyle
June 23rd, 2016 03:58 PM
Enelson
Re: Dtg viper problem

Thanks again.
June 23rd, 2016 03:39 PM
treefox2118
Re: Dtg viper problem

The sooner the better. You can blow a printhead if any sediment is too big to get out.

Don't let DTG printers sit for more than 2 days if you can avoid it. Nozzle checks aren't good for actually confirming problems -- the amount of ink printed on a nozzle check is so little that it can't always inform you of a problem.
June 23rd, 2016 03:36 PM
Enelson
Re: Dtg viper problem

Thanks I figured I'd have to flush the whole thing.
June 23rd, 2016 03:31 PM
treefox2118
Re: Dtg viper problem

That's probably the issue. If a printer sits for too long, the ink in the lines, dampers and even the capping station residue can gunk up, separate, etc.

You might get one good print out of it, but if you flush any of that gunk into the printhead, you may end up getting some terrible clogs.

I would suggest tossing the dampers and putting new ones in, and also flushing all the lines/tubes as well (NOT through the printhead).

If you're technically savvy, reverse waterfall the printhead to try to remove any gunk or chunks of dried separated ink.

Clean the capping station, clean the wiper blade.
June 23rd, 2016 03:28 PM
Enelson
Re: Dtg viper problem

Last night. The printer was sitting for a couple weeks before I got it.
June 23rd, 2016 03:26 PM
treefox2118
Re: Dtg viper problem

Ignore the nozzle check, when was the last time you actually printed designs and all channels were firing fine?
June 23rd, 2016 03:11 PM
Enelson
Re: Dtg viper problem

This morning it was a great nozzle check and then idk what happens. Samething happened yesterday.
June 23rd, 2016 03:07 PM
treefox2118
Re: Dtg viper problem

When was the last time it printed all the channels?
June 23rd, 2016 02:56 PM
Enelson
Re: Dtg viper problem

I'm having problems with the viper. Only will print yellow and white. I'll clean it get a good nozzle check and print, and then it will go back to yelloe and white.

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