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Hi All,

I need some advice. I don't use my Kiosk as much as doing transfers and vinyl. So, I was told that it needs to stay on. For the past few weeks it has ran my ink down to almost nothing because of it's cleaning routines. I know if I don't do this that it will do very bad things to the lines. ANY ADVICE? I'm sick of buying ink that I'm not using.

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Run distilled water through it and then get some flushing solution and run it through then do a print with squares of CYMK and white if you have white in your machine.
 

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Thanks for responding. I'm sorry I was probably not clear. I'm trying to figure out how not to waste so much ink by having it on all the time.

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Have you tried just turning it off at night and then doing a head clean and nozzle check when you start it in the morning? I do not leave my machine on 24/7, I turn it off at night and do not have any problems with doing this.
 

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Thanks Bobbie,

I'm going to try and do this. Business is going okay but I had to get a full time job in the process so I'm not really using the machine as much. I am going to try and turn it off at nights before going to work and see what happens.

Thanks for the advice.

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This can be a case of pay me now or pay me later. Maintaining good ink flow requires that the ink move through the lines and head at least some amount on a consistent basis. The Kiosk (with WIMS) and the Kiosk II are configured to run a head cleaning every 6 hours. When you turn the machine on it will execute a head cleaning and then again every 6 hours. If, by turning the machine off, you must run one or two additional head cleanings to be ready to print, you are not gaining anything and perhaps, in the long run, using more ink.

I would suggest refocusing your efforts on marketing your output to help grow your business, if the machine is busy you will not be concerned about a few dollars worth of ink used in head cleanings during periods of inactivity.

Hope this is helpful!
 

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Hi Don,

I really appreciate your response. I love using the kiosk, it's been nothing but a wonderful machine but I have less time for my business now because of working full time and teaching two classes online. I just received an order for 70 shirts but I'm going to use transferxpress for the work. I have NO IDEA when I will actually get these shirts done because I don't have that much time. I'm considering selling the Kiosk since I don't use it as much...

Any recommendations on selling the machine?

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Hi Nabs,

Sorry to hear that you are not using the machine as much as you hoped, it does sound like you are keeping busy though, and that is what it is really all about.

If you are considering selling your machine I would suggest that you "mothball it" (completely flush all the lines and then refill with the DTG Flushing Solution) and leave the machine on so that it does the head cleanings with the flushing solution. Then, I would list it on this forum and others where garment decorators frequent.

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Nabs what I was telling you is if you get the heads and lines really clean then run the cleaning solution as Don has stated that when the cleaning solution is coming out into the waste bottle looking the same as when new you should be able to just re-use the flushing solution costing you no money! then when you are ready to start using again just flush lines with distilled water and fill as usual!
 

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THanks, no I completely understand but unfortunately I have decided to sell my equipment because of non-use, it's posted. I really appreciate your help and assistance. I'm working on overload with my other jobs and simply have no time for the machine.

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I totally agree with the other posters. That if you are not printing with it at all, then I would flush the system. I was thinking you were printing something each day, but just didnt want to lose the ink from auto headcleans so much, because you were not printing enough to justify the cost. Hope this clarifies what I was talking about :) I should have added more detail.
 

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Good luck Nabs, perhaps we'll see you again when your other business normalizes.

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Hi Don,

THANKS!! I will still be around but I'll stick to transfers and vinyl for a while. : ) If you know of anyone interested in buying a Kiosk, please let me know.

Nabs
 
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