Common Ink Cartridge Problems of Epson Large Format Printers

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Common Ink Cartridge Problems of Epson Large Format Printers

1. Why can’t I recognize after inserting the ink cartridge?

1) First check that the ink cartridge is inserted into the right place. After confirming that the ink cartridge is in position, press down the blue ink lock lever.

2) Then, look at the Epson inkjet printer’s control panel. At this point, press the PAUSE button on the panel. The LCD panel will display PLEASE WAIT and start identifying the cartridge.

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In this process, there are the following points:

A. When inserting the ink cartridge, pay attention to the display of the status of the ink cartridge on the panel. Before the ink cartridge is inserted, the display of the corresponding position should be a rectangular box with a slash in the middle; after the ink cartridge is inserted, the slash should disappear immediately if it is oblique. The bar still exists after the cartridge is inserted, and there is a high possibility that the machine has a problem.

B. After inserting all the ink cartridges, the slashes are no longer displayed. At this time, press the PAUSE key. If there is no change in the panel reaction, there may be a problem with the ink cartridge. It is recommended to replace the ink cartridge test.

2. How to ensure that the ink cartridge is installed in place?

1) First confirm the specific printer model. When the early 7400 ink cartridges were used on the 7450, there would be cases where it would be necessary to forcefully push it into the ink tank to install it.

2) If you confirm that the machine model is 7400, there may be cases where the ink cartridge cannot be inserted properly. There may be a problem with the printer.

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3. How does the printer leak ink?

1) First turn off the printer and unplug the power plug

2) Then do the following checks:

A. check whether the waste ink tank is full, there is waste ink overflow caused by the phenomenon of ink leakage. If the waste ink tank overflows, clean the waste ink tank and the ink on the printer before inserting the waste ink tank back into use.

B. If some ink cartridge is found to have ink leakage, please remove the ink cartridge first and clean the machine and ink cartridge. Then replace the missing ink cartridge with the same color ink cartridge. Note that the ink cartridge must be inserted tightly. Observe that the position of the ink leak has changed due to the change in the position of the ink cartridge. If it changes, it is an ink cartridge problem. It is recommended to replace the ink cartridge; if there is no change, the machine is more likely to have problems, and you need to contact Epson official.

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How to Maintain Different Formats Sublimation Plotters?

Sublimation plotters, like any other machine, will give you a few issues over the years. Small format and large format machines have different maintenance activities.Properly maintaining your sublimation plotter can add years to its life.

1. Small format Sublimation Plotters

Check nozzles of the sublimation printer first thing in the morning. This activity will be your safety net in the event that the automatic checks performed by the machine miss anything. If you do this, you will be able to ensure that the transfer will be perfect every time.

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Do not switch off the machine. Unlike their older versions, the newer models go to their hibernation mode when they are not in use. They move into a self-maintenance mode at regular intervals. The automatic software checks the nozzles and moves the ink to ensure that your printer always gives the best performance. Ink is not used in the process.

Ink levels are important. This makes sure that your transfers always turn out great. You will be notified by the machine when the ink levels are near empty. You can keep your eyes on the LCD panel and figure out the time when you must order ink so that it is not exhausted in the middle of a job. The same rule is applicable to the waste tank. The LCD screen will show the tank level count. Remember that it goes up, and not down, for maintenance tanks. In case the tank becomes full, it will not be possible for you to print.

2.Large format Sublimation Plotters

Clean the capping station. This is a rectangular pad and small in size. Use the Q-tip to clean the outside of the rubber lip. This will clear any buildup of ink. Ensure that a strong seal is formed for the maximum amount of suction. This will be needed for cleanings and things similar in process. Pour cleaning solution at frequent intervals to make sure the pad remains clean.

Wiper blade should be cleaned. This blade is important to the workings of the machine. The head moves across it and wipes off excess ink. The ink drains to the maintenance tank positioned underneath the setup. In case the wiper blade becomes dirty or saturated with ink, it cannot completely perform the job.

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How to Maintain Large Format Printing Machine in Wet Weather?

Recently, Nanjing  is rainy these days. What’s the weather in your city? Wet weather is believed to have a great impact on the majority of users’ large format printing machine. Do you know how to maintain your own money-making tools in an humid environment – Large Format Printing Machine? Wet air affects the performance of machines and consumables. The most obvious performance is the wetness of the drawing, and the adhesion is reduced. Therefore, it is necessary to use and maintain the inkjet printer in wet weather. Note on the use of wet weather inkjet printers:

1.The large format inkjet printer main body shell should be covered to avoid the short circuit of the relevant circuit board and components caused by the moisture in the air;

2.The inkjet printer working environment space should also pay attention to do a good job of moisture, close the doors and windows and other vents when not working, so as to avoid external moisture being sucked into the room;

3.The relevant printing consumables are also stored in the same moisture-proof, printing consumables are easy to absorb moisture and damp, the phenomenon of ink scattering caused by the wet photo material printing process. Therefore, the photo material is sealed back to the original packaging after each use, and does not touch the ground and the wall as much as possible.

4.If it is conditional, it is recommended to use the exhaust fan in the working environment of the inkjet printer, or turn on the air conditioner to dehumidify; if the moisture is too heavy, properly put some moisture absorbent in the room to dehumidify;

5.The image screen printed by the inkjet printer is slow to dry. Due to the wet weather and slow drying of the screen, it is recommended that the user turn on the inkjet printer printing heating function or turn on the inkjet printer related drying equipment, which can speed up the drying of the image screen medium. degree. In particular, when the user laminates the screen, it is necessary to wait for the film to dry completely before passing through the film. Immediately, the film may be blurred due to the lack of drying of the screen medium, and can be quickly dried by local heating such as a hair dryer or a heater.

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