Just bumping this thread up! Anyone with some info here? I am assuming no-one has found a good routine yet...
Lol. I know what you mean. Or at least put the control panel on the bottom half of the printer case. So you can have the lid up all the time.They should have made the MP5 case transparent, it seems I have it up , more than down.
We are just using normal water as our water is very good here in NZ. If we have time we will use boiled water (once its cold obviously). I'm not familiar with RO systems.A question for you. Do you use a reverse osmosis filters or do you buy distilled water. I'm installing a RO system to my sink for all the other devices I use distilled water for and was wondering if it would work with the pretreat.
Thanks for the info. Are you printing on medium or fine most of the time?What I do is
Every morning I release the print head and clean the maintenance area and print head, do a manual ink circulation, and then level 1 clean, then nozzle check.
This has been working good for the last few weeks.
If the printer sits idle a few hours I do a level 1 clean and nozzle check before running again.
I do find that even though I get good nozzle checks in the morning, the first 1 or 2 shirts I run have a tendancy to band a bit, but doing another level 1 clean usually fixes it, I just run another pass over the shirt and it fixes any banding, then that shirt looks really good.
After that the printer runs somewhat well, I check the lines, maintenance area, print heads all the time. They should have made the MP5 case transparent, it seems I have it up , more than down.
The cover is held on with screws on the sides as well as on the top. I was having issues in the beginning getting ink to flow continously without air gaps and also was having problems with the dampers so I removed it and left it off.Hey OnTheSpotGraphix, how did you get the metal cage off your printing station? And are you using that solution on the printheads everyday?