The DTF Inkjet Printer, as a type of inkjet printing device, operates on the same principle as our everyday office desktop printers. During the printing process, the ink is printed onto the relevant media via the printhead. However, the ink will adhere to the media after it has dried and cured. The ink that remains in the printhead can easily cause the printhead to clog after it has cured. This is often referred to as a DTF inkjet printer printhead blockage problem. Printheads play a very important role in printing, in order to avoid unnecessary losses. SUBLICOOL offers you some suggestions to prevent printhead clogging.
The automatic printhead cleaning system of pet film DTF printer:
Usually, when we use DTF printer printouts, we may encounter problems such as ink breakage during the printing process and clogged printheads. For these common faults, the DTF printer provides an automatic printhead cleaning system. When we encounter ink blockage or ink breakage problems. We can solve the problem by activating the automatic printhead cleaning system in time.
Returning printheads to the ink stack:
To better protect the printheads, DTF printers process with a fully automatic printhead cleaning system and automatic printhead moisturization when the printer is idle, among other features. The printhead moisturizing function is basically dependent on the ink stack. So when the printer has completed a print job, it is important that the printheads are returned to the ink stack. Otherwise, the moisturizing task cannot achieve. Both of these features are very effective in avoiding printhead clogging failures and reducing the frequency of printer operator operations.
Selecting the right ink:
DTF printer printheads are often clogged for a number of reasons due to the ink. When the printhead exposes to air for a long time, the ink in the print holes can dry out and block the holes. Or because of the replacement of poor-quality ink with lower fluidity. The ink particles in the larger lead to blockage of the spray hole and lead blockage failure.
The storage environment is dusty:
There is another reason why DTF printers are in dusty spaces for long periods of time, where the dust in the air increases the risk of blockage to the print holes. Because the DTF printhead holes are so small. We can’t even see them with the naked eye, so you can imagine how small the holes are. However, because of this, the spray holes are much more likely to become clogged with dust. This is why we generally do not recommend that our customers locate their processing plants in dusty areas.