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[Anajet] anyone have their inks sucked out without using it

 
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Old March 21st, 2009 Mar 21, 2009 12:52:08 PM -   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: anyone have their inks sucked out without using it

Has anyone ever taken the hoses off and cleaned them out? i have dried ink in mine. not enough humidity i guess.
 
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Old March 21st, 2009 Mar 21, 2009 7:14:24 PM -   #47 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever taken the hoses off and cleaned them out? i have dried ink in mine. not enough humidity i guess.
I believe there is a video on the anajet site. you either need to print more often, or flush when you are going to be idle for a while. ink solids will tend to settle if not use enough. You may be able to fill your lines with cleaning fluid and/or distilled water, then you can clean out your dampers and then flush your lines without taking the tubes off the machine.

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Old June 18th, 2009 Jun 18, 2009 10:29:37 PM -   #48 (permalink)
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Is it possible that the machine got stuck in a cleaning cycle, overnight. I've seen this happen before on HM-1's.
wow this is crazy I just installed 8 new cartridges on mon and wed my ink is gone the waist bottle was full, wow this is a joke
 
 
Old June 19th, 2009 Jun 19, 2009 4:13:31 PM -   #49 (permalink)
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Was all the ink gone or just one cartridge? If it was all gone then I suspect fowl play with the cleaning cycles. If only one was drained then I'd suspect that a wicking action may have initiated. Quite possibly a pin hole allowing it to drain.
 
Old June 19th, 2009 Jun 19, 2009 4:31:30 PM -   #50 (permalink)
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as someone sead here before, it made a nice milkshake
 
Old June 19th, 2009 Jun 19, 2009 5:27:25 PM -   #51 (permalink)
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Yep, made me a few good snacks, that is about it, my Brother make me money though ; )
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Old June 30th, 2009 Jun 30, 2009 5:12:19 PM -   #52 (permalink)
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This problem has plagued us. Once three of the colors went and yesterday 3 white inks gone the only one not gone was the one we did not replace with new. Out of business for the day hope to have ink tomorrow. The tech's say that the capping station was clean but the we had a little build up of ink on the head. We have instutited a new policy around here and that is to pull the carts out at night and just fill the station with cleaning fluid. If it siphons out of the hose so be it but it will not take the whole cart. We have some humidity problems but this is crazy as we print 48 shirts and on the 49th we get lines in the white ink and the machine just seems to fall apart. The all the ink disappears. This is my 2nd machine in 4 months and we have the work for it but cannot keep up with the constant problems. I want to send a person down to anajet to become a tech so we can keep this thing going.
 
Old June 30th, 2009 Jun 30, 2009 6:22:38 PM -   #53 (permalink)
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Default Re: anyone have their inks sucked out without using it

Any excess of ink or cleaning solution in the capping station can cause the problem. Before turning off make sure there is no excess fluid in the capping station. With the desk top printers this is more challenging than the industrial printers like the 4880 and above. I also agree with the other about the machine being level or pressure in the cartridges add to this problem. One other think I have ran into is elevation. Since these systems are gravity driven they can act different in parts of the country or world due to the elevation of their location.
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Old June 30th, 2009 Jun 30, 2009 6:35:31 PM -   #54 (permalink)
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Daryl,
Do you have the machine do auto maintenance? That might be getting the syphon starting. Personally, I've never had this problem in 2 years. I think your idea with the carts is good. I would suggest that you can fill spent carts with distilled water and plug those in at night that way there is no dander of going dry. Have you quantified the humidity problems? If you get banding during a run it would usually be starvation (low ink) or too low humidity. If my humidity hits 33% I will get banding, so I target 40%.
 
Old July 1st, 2009 Jul 1, 2009 8:25:23 AM -   #55 (permalink)
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I too got the banding, it looked like some air got in the line, then when the air made it to the head I got banding. but be warned if you see an air bubble and you have the white do a full flush as after the banding I got a head clog and now the system is down. I did have the cleaning fluid in and it was only clean coming out , but I still got the clog. I like the idea of filling the empty carts with distilled water, as I to lost $$ mega ink to siphoning.


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Old July 1st, 2009 Jul 1, 2009 9:18:04 AM -   #56 (permalink)
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....the air made it to the head I got banding.
If you look at how the dampers are, the air will not really get down to the nozzels. If any thing.. it gets trapped in the top. What may happen is, because of the air/ink contact, you get clumping that cloggs the dampers and thus restricting inkflow. I did have an incident yesterday where an exit line in the capping station got clogged on the CMYK side...preventing the suction in the capping station. You can check this easily during normal maintenance and/or troubleshooting by putting DW in the capping area and sucking it through with a syringe. Keeping this part of the system clear is critical.

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I too got the banding.
How's your humidity? do you have a hygrometer to quantify any changes?
 
Old July 6th, 2009 Jul 6, 2009 11:48:14 PM -   #57 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I'm fairly new to the DTG community and I've been reading up on as much as I can on Anajet.

This seems like a pretty devestating problem. This might sound stupid, but would it be possible to remove the ink cartrigdes when the machine is off?

Is there a sollution to this problem?
or is humidity the reason.
 
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if you remove cart. ou will need to than install cleaning fluid cart. for a few reasons.

1. Need that cart pokes in m dry up and will not be a good thing
2. Not sure but I can imagine that the removal of cart can make ink leak from hose in cart. holder
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Old August 16th, 2009 Aug 16, 2009 9:15:00 AM -   #59 (permalink)
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Default Re: anyone have their inks sucked out without using it

OK, I had the same problem (left on Sunday night and came back in on Monday to a huge mess / puddle of black ink). Here are the events that led up to it:

I was getting some poor results from my nozzle checks so I did the "Printhead Nozzle Check" from EK Print Studio and then filled the capping station, where the print head rests, with the cleaning fluid and then left for the night. I did this without pressing "Print" on the printer. This is done to "soak" the print head to hopefully clear up any clogged nozzles. Came back in to the huge mess! I did see that this same sequence caused the issue for someone else in this forum.

Hopefully this will help shed some light on the issue - at the very least, I will only be soaking the print head for a few hours, while I'm at the store! I will call Anajet on Monday to report to their tech support and hopefully lead to a design and/or process change.

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Brian, Think of the ink system as having a balance. The level of the bottom of the head and where the ink exits the cartrige are on a plane that keeps the ink pressure as nuetral as possible. If there is a column of fluid from your capping station, down to the waste container, there is the danger that if that little bit of fluid starts moving down, it could create a syphon effect. Making sure that your exit tubes, and capping area are clean seems to reduce the risk of this happening. Putting a little cleaning fluid in is good in keeping solids from accumulating and keeping humidity high, but really filling 'er up(during a rest period) may contribute to causing this.
 






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