Maintenance: Your Wide Format Printer

checklistKeeping your wide format plotter maintained can help to guarantee the long-term longevity of your machine. However, it does more than that. Maintenance will also increase the quality of your prints. What are some of the supplies that you will need for the maintenance of your wide format printer? You should carry the following supplies for the best results:

  • Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Eye Protection
  • Print Swabs
  • Print Head Wipes
  • Spray Bottle

When choosing gloves, they should be nitrile or latex gloves for maintaining your printer. This helps you to avoid direct contact with dangerous chemicals like the ink and cleaning solvents. Also, be sure to wear proper eye protection to avoid the risk of splashing ink in your eyes. You want to keep paper towels available to clean up the potential for spills. The print swabs will help maintain the print heads and hard-to-reach areas that will extend the lifetime of your copier.

We also recommend using a print head wipe that is polyester and lint free for cleaning the print heads. In fact, any time you will be cleaning a sensitive area on your wide format printer, recommend using this. When considering a spray bottle, consult your owner’s manual to find the acceptable cleaning solvents. Finally, hire a professional technician who understand how to maintain and extend the lifetime of your printer.