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Old January 8th, 2009 -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Turn off or leave on all the time

So I just picked up a refurbished HM1 (my first garment printer) and I was reading in the docs that it says to always leave the printer on so when it is not in use it can periodically do a head cleaning to keep the head from getting clogged. Thats all well and good I'd hate to have to replace the head but where I'm just starting out I'm really only printing with it for about 4 hours a day so for 20 hours it's sitting there doing head cleanings however often it does them. My concern is that it seem like more ink is being used in head cleanings then I'm getting to put on shirts at this point. (Yeah I'm a little slow at printing as I'm still getting the hang of it and double checking stuff to make sure I'm not making mistakes.) Does everyone else leave their printer on all the time or after maintenance/cleaning do you turn it off until you use it the next day?