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What Should I Do If The Printer Cartridge Is Blocked?

Nov 06 , 2019

Printers are the most commonly used machines in our daily office and printing industry. Sometimes problems such as cartridges are blocked. What should I do at this time? Resistant Sublimation Ink Supplier will teach you how to do.


For inkjet printers, sometimes the user will find that the printed text or image is broken, color is distorted, the writing is blurred, and sometimes it is impossible to print. Such failures are often caused by the printer nozzle being blocked. For example, if the printer is left for a long time, the water will evaporate excessively, causing the ink to dry out, or the chemical reaction may occur due to the mixing of different inks, so that the printer nozzle cannot work normally,so it needs to be overhauled.


First, use the drive tool to clean the nozzle

If the printer nozzle is not very clogged, it can print normally, but the printed documents are inferior to the previous ones (such as some texts are not clear or partial color of the photos, 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 the printer nozzles. In general, most inkjet printers come with a cartridge cleaning tool.


Inkjet Label Printer


Inkjet Label Printer


Take our Photographic Inkjet Label Printer as an example. First put a clean plain paper in the printer, then install the printer driver. The printer tool icon will appear in the system tray, enter the “print toolbox”, click Select the "Clean Print Cartridge" button, then click the "Cleaning" button in the window that appears, then the printer will start cleaning. After the cleaning is completed, the test page will be printed automatically. If the print quality is improved after cleaning, but it is still not satisfactory. , you can perform more than two cleaning operations.


The use of the printer driver's application tool to clean the nozzle has the advantage of being simple and quick to operate, and the disadvantage is that the cleaning effect is not ideal. Finally, if you feel unsatisfied, you can click the “Calibrate Print Cartridge” button in the “Print Toolbox”, then click the “Calibration” button in the window that appears, and then start to calibrate the print cartridge. After the calibration, you You will find that the print quality will be further improved.


Second, manual cleaning print nozzle

There are problems such as disconnection, white line, and color cast during printout, but there is still ink in the ink cartridge. This type of nozzle is blocked and needs to be cleaned manually. First remove the ink cartridge in the printer, you will find a similar integrated circuit on the bottom of the cartridge, this is the location of the nozzle (Figure 2), prepare some warm water at 50 ° C ~ 60 ° C, pour warm water into a clean and transparent In the cup, then immerse the nozzle at the bottom of the cartridge in water for 10~30 minutes.


It should be noted that as long as the part of the nozzle is immersed in water, do not put the entire cartridge into the water. After soaking for 10~30 minutes, remove the ink cartridge from the water, dry it out with moderate force, and the nozzle part will pick up some ink. Use a napkin to blot the Mild Solvent Ink from the nozzle of the ink cartridge, and install the cleaned ink cartridge back. The ink cartridge is cleaned. The process is complete, and finally use the printer to print an offline test page to compare the effects of the cleaning.


Sometimes the printer is not used for a long time, some users directly put the ink cartridge directly, which is easy to cause the nozzle to block, and the internal ink is also dry. At this time, it is impossible to print, then a special treatment is required to prepare alcohol with a concentration of 95%, a clean cup and a disposable syringe. Connect the plastic tube of the disposable infusion set to the ink supply port of the print head, place the head of the print head in the alcohol with a concentration of 95%, and suck the alcohol into the syringe needle through the print head. After inhaling several times, the blockage can be cleaned the print head.