The EDIsecure XID Retransfer printers are built to last. They are constructed with real-life limitations in mind ensuring that you will never have to pay for another print head replacement.
However, there are a few tips that we recommend to ensure that all the delicate printer parts remain clean and happy. These simple tips will ensure that each card you print continues to be smooth and vibrant as well as protect the investment you made in the world’s best Retransfer printers
Basic cleaning of desktop Retransfer printers is a simple straightforward process:
- Clean the reusable cleaning rollers with warm water every 1000 cards.
These rollers function in the same way that the sticky rollers do in Direct -to- card printers. They pick up lint and dust on the cards before they go inside the printer. The XID rollers are reusable, and can be cleaned using warm water. Excess water can be shaken out of the roller. The rollers will then be sticky and condusive for lint-pick up!
- Run the cleaning cycle with the large cleaning cards every 5000 prints.
These cleaning cycles are short, and can be started in the printer drivers. The cleaning wizard will help you every step of the way! Doing these easy cleaning cycles every 5000 cards will prevent card jams and improve print quality.
- Dust out the filters every 5000 cards.
After your cleaning cycle, we recommend dusting out the air filters. The XID filters have proper cooling fans that suck in cool air from the outside and push out hot air. This is why the XID Retransfer printers do not have overheating problems – the fans are correctly placed in order to properly cool the printer down. However, it is important to dust out these filters to ensure that air can flow properly in and out of the machine. The filters are easy to access, and take just moments to dust out.
For Best Print Results:
The XID printers print off the edge printing- with offset like print quality. These basic tips will ensure that each card is just as wonderful as the last:
1. Keep the ribbons and cards clean.
Dust on the ribbons and cards will impair print quality. We recommend keeping the ribbons and cards dusted (or covered) when not in use to ensure that the ink can properly sublimate the retansfer film and lay flat onto the card stock.
It is also recommended to not leave blank card stock in the printer while not printing. Dust can creep inside the card input hopper and make for a frustrating couple of prints!
2. Use quality card stock.
Poor quality stock had burrs, scratches and sometimes even dirt on the cards which will damage the internal parts of your card printer. Most printer brands will only fill a warranty if high quality certified card stock is used for printing. You can tell the quality of your stock with simple tests.
With these few tips and tricks, your Retransfer printer will continue to produce striking, professional plastic cards for your company without a hitch!
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