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Printhead Cleaning Solution or alcohol and something else?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by 63Comet, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. 63Comet

    63Comet New Member

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    I did notice that some people mix their own has anyone done this? I can make a purchase request for actual printhead cleaner but I was wondering if we could make our own.
     
  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    its special. Artbot makes his own out of a few diff't chemicals, but it's NOT mineral spirits. a simple smell test will tell you that.
     
  3. 63Comet

    63Comet New Member

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    Ok, it was unclear to me but I figured before I have a purchase request in I'd ask.
     
  4. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet Former Merchant Member

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    PSA: Never use alcohol ever when it comes to cleaning your printer or flushing heads. It will clog your head at worst and dry your cap top rubber out at best. We did an experiment by pouring alcohol and solvent ink together. It coagulated almost on contact. You can use alcohol on the encoders and sensors though.
     
  5. Ragnabrok

    Ragnabrok Member

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    It's mostly ether, but a mix of a few specific types. I probably wouldn't spray diesel starter on your heads though.
     
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