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How often do printheads need to be replaced?

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Old 4 Weeks Ago Sep 11, 2019 2:48:58 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Old 4 Weeks Ago Sep 13, 2019 11:34:34 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How often do printheads need to be replaced?

for DTG printers it depends on use, head strkes, idle time and make or model. Some printers can get 25000 to 30000 prints prior to replacing the print head, other people print 5000 - 10000 prints prior to replacing the print head.
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Default Re: How often do printheads need to be replaced?

...and apart from all that Frank correctly pointed out, it's important to mention as well the cost. Some printheads are extremely expensive. Take that in account when thinking about replacement of printheads. And machines that claim they can clean and restore printheads are not yet perfect. Perhaps they work well (sometimes) on CMYK printheads. But when you try to clean a printhead that was working with white ink...
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Default Re: How often do printheads need to be replaced?

I've lost a print head to a head strike after only about 100 prints or less. A costly mistake.
 
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Default Re: How often do printheads need to be replaced?

most newer printers, have laser sensors that protect the head.
Mine will detect a fiber strand sticking up and I have to manually lower it.
 
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Default Re: How often do printheads need to be replaced?

Why is this in the Screen Printing section?
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