Printer maintenance takes on added importance when the printer is used for dark garment printing.
The white ink contains a higher percentage of solids than colored inks, resulting in more ink residues accumulating on and around the Print Head, Wiper Blade and Maintenance Station.
When white ink is used, the white residues accumulating around the Maintenance Station and Nozzle Plate may cause the Maintenance Station not to seal properly during cleaning cycles.
This accumulation of foreign materials will tend to clog the Print Head and shorten its life unless they are maintained regularly. Although PowerBright white ink performs better than any other competitive products for printing dark shirts and the AnaJet 3000 and AnaJet 6000 printers require less maintenance compared to other printers, todays direct to garment white inks still require a fair amount of maintenance.