Head Cleaning - How to Clean the Print Head?
Print head cleaning, in general, most inkjet printers will come with a cartridge cleaning tool. The advantage of using the application tool of the printer driver to clean the head is that the operation is simple and fast, but the disadvantage is that the cleaning effect is not ideal.
Next, let’s take a look at the printer cleaning head tutorial.
1. Use a driving tool to clean the print head
If the head of the printer is not very clogged, it can be printed normally, but the printed document is inferior to the previous one (for example, the handwriting of some text is unclear or the color cast of the photo, etc.), if you don’t want to be too troublesome, you can use the printer driver the application tool that comes with the program to clear.
Taking an inkjet printer as an example, first put a piece of clean normal printing paper in the printer, then install the printer driver, the printer tool icon will appear in the system tray, enter the “Print Toolbox”, and click to clean the print cartridge ” button, and then click the “Clean” button in the window that appears, and then the printer starts cleaning. After cleaning, it will automatically print a test page. If the print quality improves after cleaning but is still not satisfactory, you can do it twice. the above cleaning operations.
The advantage of using the utility tool of the printer driver to clean the nozzle is that the operation is simple and fast, but the disadvantage is that the cleaning effect is not ideal. Finally, if you are still not satisfied, you can click the “Align Print Cartridge” button in the “Print Toolbox”, then click the “Calibrate” button in the window that appears, and then start calibrating the print cartridge. The print quality was found to be further improved.
2. Manual head cleaning
There will be problems such as broken lines, white lines, and color casts when printing out, but there is still ink in the ink cartridge. This kind of clogging of the nozzle needs to be cleaned manually. First remove the ink cartridge in the printer, you will find that there is a part similar to the integrated circuit at the bottom of the ink cartridge, this is the location of the nozzle, prepare some warm water at 50 ℃ ~ 60 ℃, pour the warm water into a clean and transparent cup, then Soak the nozzle at the bottom of the cartridge in water for 10~30 minutes.
It should be noted that as long as the nozzle part is immersed in water, do not put the entire ink cartridge into the water. After soaking for 10~30 minutes, take the ink cartridge out of the water, and shake it dry with moderate force. Some ink will be thrown out from the nozzle. Drain the ink from the nozzle of the ink cartridge with a napkin, and install the cleaned ink cartridge back. Finished, and finally use the printer to print an offline test page to compare the effect after cleaning.
Sometimes the printer is not used for a long time, and some users put the ink cartridge directly outside, which can easily cause the nozzle to be blocked, and the internal ink is also dry, and printing cannot be performed at this time, so it is necessary to carry out “special” treatment, prepare alcohol with a concentration of 95%, A clean cup, a single-use syringe. Connect the plastic tube of the disposable infusion set to the ink supply port of the print head, put the head of the print head in alcohol with a concentration of 95%, and inhale the alcohol into the syringe needle through the print head.