Cleaning a Large-Format Printer’s Flush Pad

Where is it and what should you do with it? Kevin Lumberg, Johnson Plastics Plus, with the answers...

Image: The flush box (1) is located alongside the wiper blade (2) and capping station (3).

Periodically change the flush pad out. The flush box is actually a long rectangle just in front of the wiper blade where the head spits ink to keep all nozzles open. The pad eventually becomes saturated and can leave ink on the head as it passes and will drip on your transfer. The pad can be rinsed out in a pinch but will eventually dry out and no longer do its job. The pad is cheap and it’s easiest to just replace it.

-Kevin Lumberg, Johnson Plastics Plus

Bonus read: ‘The Magic of Maintenance: Sublimation printer maintenance pointers

Kevin Lumberg

Kevin Lumberg

Kevin Lumberg has over 18 years of experience in the sublimation industry at all levels from sublimation shop owner to managing the Johnson Plastics Plus dye-sublimation business for nearly 13 years. He also held a position at Duraluxe from June 2019 to February 2020.

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