Friday, November 18, 2016

Edible Ink Printers Part 3 - What To Do If It Won't Print The Right Way.

The worst thing is when you go to print one thing, ONE THING...And you end up spending three hours trying to figure out why the printer won't print the one color that you can't get away with leaving out. This shows the process of going through the decision tree before finally having to take out the printer head for cleaning.


The basic decision process is:

-"Prime the sponge" so to speak. Print a test pattern, if that doesn't work...

-Run a cleaning cycle. Print a test pattern, if that doesn't work...

-Run a second cleaning cycle. Print a test pattern, if that doesn't work...

-Do a Deep Cleaning cycle. Print a test pattern, if that doesn't work...

-Try wetting the sponges in the inside of the printer. Print a test pattern, if that doesn't work...

-Remove the print head and clean it out using cleaning fluid (available from the edible ink companies) or hot water. When it's totally clean, dry and put it back into the printer, replace the cartridges, and print a test pattern, if that doesn't work, you might have to try cleaning the print head again.

Also, (and I forgot to mention this in the video but I added a note) you might need to just replace the cartridge that isn't printing if cleaning the print head doesn't help. Sometimes refilling the cartridges wears them out or something, and a new one is what you have to do.


Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com

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