8 Things to Know Before You Start Using Your RICOH Ri 1000

We assembled a list of 8 things that you need to know that will help ensure your success in getting started with your new RICOH Ri 1000 printer. These top tips for operating your RICOH Ri 1000 are essential to keeping your machine in top shape. We encourage customers to keep this list handy as a reminder and to be shared with any new operators.

  • #1 – Always leave your printer on to allow the machine’s automated maintenance sequences to run. This is necessary to keep the printer in optimal condition and avoid potential damage that can be prevented easily. If it is necessary to power down the machine for over 12 hours, be sure to fill your printer with cleaning fluid. Refer to Section 8.3 of your User Manual for more information.
  • #2 – Always shake new white ink cartridges thoroughly before installing them in your printer. Adequately shaking your new white ink cartridges helps ensure that your prints will come out bright and vibrant. Refer to the User Manual, page 18 for more information.
  • #3 – Make sure your ink is at 5% or above when you are done printing for the day or plan on leaving your printer idle for a few hours. While you can continue to print using cartridges with less than 5% remaining, the machine’s vital automated maintenance sequences require at least 5% or above in order to complete. If you do not have replacement ink available, you can fill your printer with cleaning fluid. Refer to Section 8.3 of your User Manual.
  • #5 – Make sure the obstacle sensor is on. If the sensor is off, head strikes may occur and cause damage to the carriage. To check if your obstacle sensor is enabled, navigate to the OPTIONS panel. The sensor is on when the blue light is illuminated on the OBSTACLE SENSOR button.
  • #6 – Set the table height correctly — just below the obstruction sensor. If the table is too low, the extra space may cause misting and printer damage. If the garment is dressed on the platen, the number on the table height adjuster should be between 0-2. If not dressing the garment, the number value should be no more than 4. Refer to Section 2.2 of your User Manual.
  • #7 – Perform a nozzle check daily, so you can spot and quickly address potential issues with the printer.
  • #8 – Check the downloads page to ensure you are on the most up to date firmware and AnaRIP.

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Contact our Technical Support team when you have questions or concerns about your machine. We’re here to help! Technical Support can be reached at 877-646-0999, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST or by email at tech1@anajet.com.