As a large format digital printer operator, you know exactly how important it is to take care of your inkjet heads. If the inkjet heads get contaminated by the loose fibers from your cleaning rags, your output quality will suffer. Ultimately, improper cleaning can require your inkjet heads to be factory serviced. That is why many original equipment manufacturers insist that you use only “lint-free” polyester cleanroom wipers while your unit is under the original equipment warranty. Using an industrial “shop towel” can cause permanent damage to your expensive LFDP inkjet heads. To ensure the maximum life of your inkjet heads, get educated on the importance of using the appropriate wipers.
Large format digital printers (LFDPs) have very delicate inkjet heads that require a non-abrasive, lint-free wipes for the best possible performance. The high-resolution output requires that the inkjet heads be very small. Your firm can get in trouble by using common industrial wipes or "rags" to clean its inkjet heads because the low-quality material sheds particles, which can cause scratches, and in some cases, this can void the warranty. This isn't just bad news for your printer – this negatively impacts your productivity and profitability as well.
The good news is it's easy to avoid this problem. To clean a large format digital printer properly, use a non-abrasive, lint-free microfiber wiper. Valutek's pressure heat sealed microfiber wiper is constructed from a blend of 70% continuous filament polyester and 30% Nylon with pressure heat sealed edges. This wiper is designed to provide superior particle removal without damaging sensitive surfaces. Valutek offers other cleanroom lint-free wipes that are high in durability and strength that are also recommended for removal of embedded particulates in inkjet heads.
Remember, your inkjet heads operate at a very tight specification. They need top quality preventative maintenance to ensure consistent print quality and a longer print lifecycle.
To protect your firm’s large format digital printer investment, make sure to use the appropriate cleaning tools. Browse here to access recommended lint-free wipes from Valutek and learn more about how to select the best suitable wiper for your specific task.