For best system performance, it is recommended to keep Print Engine powered-up at all times. Each iJetColor System has it's own recommended specific procedures for shutdown that are very similar. Make sure to review your individual machines procedure. You can search your manual with the keyword "Shutdown"
- TWO to THREE DAY SHUTDOWN
Selecting normal shutdown procedure on a properly maintained system and keeping your printhead in your machine, is an acceptable practice. If you experience difficulty when starting the machine back up you may need to adjust your procedures.
- SEVEN TO TEN DAY SHUTDOWN
Removing the printhead and following the acceptable printhead storage guidelines must be followed to prevent damage to the printhead. It must be properly protected and sealed; to help reduce damage, nozzle dehydration and clogging. Follow the “Replacing the Printhead Cartridge” procedure for your iJetColor System to remove the Printhead Cartridge. Install the protective cover on the Printhead. Be careful to avoid ink spills (drips) and stains during this process. Store Printhead Cartridge in a sealed plastic bag, along with a cloth that has been dampened with distilled water. Reinstall the “Cap Protectors” onto the Ink Revolver Couplings. The Printhead should be re-installed as soon as possible. Please see the section in your manual titled “Install Printhead Cartridge”.
CAUTION: Make sure the cartridges electrical contacts are dry before re-installing Printhead. Make sure you have an adequate supply of ink. (generally 30% of each ink color left.)