Consider your printer in the same manner as your automobile. You must service it frequently and make sure maintenance is done out to prevent failures if you want it to operate as efficiently as possible and remain in the greatest shape. The printing process is the same. You must treat large format printers with the respect they deserve because they frequently undergo hundreds of cycles. This advice is for if the movement control order is once again published, as it was last year, and your company closes its doors for an extended period of time. Additionally, you must maintain your printer when operations are shut down to prevent problems after they are restarted.
- Each piece of equipment should undergo a hand clean. By doing this, you can be confident that everything will be tidy and ready to use when your firm is ready to resume.
- Make sure there is sufficient ink in your ink bottles and cartridges. If it has been a while since it printed anything, many printers will start an automated maintenance cycle.
- Ensure that you empty the printer’s waste tank. This will guarantee that there won’t be an excessive amount of waste ink overflowing the caps when you resume printing.
- Under no circumstances should you just disconnect the device to turn it off. To ensure that it engages any capping mechanisms to stop your cartridges from drying out, you must turn off the printer using the device itself. Frequently, printers will do an auto clean at this point.
It is best to refer to the handbook instructions as the precise procedures to turn off a printer may differ across models. Instead of putting your printer into slumber, keep it running to avoid damaging the print heads. Not to mention the wasteful use of power.