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Need Help Please!

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by vinylink0331, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. I never try to touch the head of my Mutoh 48 in Valuejet printer, but I see some fibers on the head. Can I lightly run a foam tip over it to remove the fibers or will it scratch the head of the machine. If so, what other method could I use to get it clean?
     
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  2. studebaker

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    Actually, put some ecosolvent cleaning fluid from your cleaning cartridge on a lint free paper cloth and lower the head down on it for 30 seconds and then withdraw it out slowly, with the head still in the down position.

    Rinse, and repeat with a fresh lint free paper cloth... You may need to put a few business cards under the cloth the get it to press tightly against the printhead for the capillary action to work well. Pulling the cloth out while the head is still tight will take some of the "dangly" fibers with it and clean a few nozzles at the same time.

    PS, I have charged a few of my local competitors for this head cleaning tip, and they were glad to pay it. It's our secret.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Thanks so much.

    Thanks a lot. I'm gonna try that now.
     
  4. studebaker

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    You are right... The rubber wiper "scrapes" across it every day. The roll of Blue Shop Towels they sell in Lowes or Home Depot are good enough. And yes you can clean your head this way without detriment.

    There are other types of Lint Free paper towels out there like the "Swiffer Sweeper" cleaning wipes for those "new" style mops.
     
  5. Update

    HI,
    Just wanted to update what I did to fix the problem. I did use a lint free cloth, lowered print head, and pulled it out gently. I also used my foam tip which seemed to do no harm. I got a small mirror and stuck under printer head and it was clean as a whistle. Thanks, for the tips.
     
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