Ways to effectively protect your UV printer

Same as DTF printers, UV printers might be quite a learning curve but you’ll be continuously surprised by their exceptional performance, if they’re under proper operations and maintenance.

Scroll down to check out how to achieve that.

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Written by PROCOLORED - Published on March 26, 2024

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Written by PROCOLORED - Published on March 26, 2024

 Written by PROCOLORED - Published on March 26, 2024

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PASSAGE SUMMARY

1.  What is UV Printer and What Can It Do?
        2.1  Create a clean and stable working environment
        2.2  Turn off the printer at the right time
        2.3  No touching on these!
         3.1 Cleaning tools
         3.2 Cleaning checklist

1. What is UV Printer and What Can It Do?
2.1 Create a clean and stable working environment
2.2 Turn off the printer at the right time
2.3 No touching on these!
3.1 Cleaning tools
3.2 Cleaning checklist

1. What is UV Printer and What Can It Do?
2.1 Create a clean and stable working environment
2.2 Turn off the printer at the right time
2.3 No touching on these!
3.1 Cleaning tools
3.2 Cleaning checklist


1.   What is UV Printer and What Can It Do?

Compared to other ordinary inkjet printers,  there are three main features that make UV printer stands out:

  • UV printer directly prints on substrates including but not limited to: wood, acrylic, metal, glass, porcelain and so forth. Among the inks it sprays, there's one ink type called varnish. Varinish is applied in every UV printing to provide a protective surface from scratching, chemicals, water or fading.

  • UV printing provides adjustable ink thickness, it can achieve raised textures and effects that mimic embossing or three-dimensional printing.

  • UV printer is equipped with built-in UV lamps providing instant curing for the printed inks.

With these unique functions, UV printer can be used to create marvelous customized masterpieces, like wood craft, acylic printing, phone case customizing, pencil case decoration, etc.  We've continually received impressive photos from our customers expressing sincere satisfaction and excitement towards what they've made!

2.  Dos and Don’ts for Your UV Printer

2.1 Create a clean and stable working environment

UV printers are configured with lots of built-in components or devices like nozzles, encoder strip or ventilation system. Being exposed to dust for a long time may exacerbate the clogging or sluggishness situation.

To create a clean and stable working environment, it’s recommended to:

  • Make sure there’s enough space to serve as a stable and flat working platform before you get an UV printer. This will better promise the firm placement of printed objects thus highly improving the accuracy of UV printing, also will create a more orderly workflow.

  • Well arrange your working area - Make sure the printer is not suffering from any squeezing; no objects being put on top of or  above your printer; utilize the working area with vertical storage organizers, pegboards or cable ties; avoid too much stacking-up in case of accidental collapse.

  • Arrange periodic cleaning for the printer , this will help you discover any possible breakdown timely; also, from time to time, adjust the working area layout according to any updates of your personal workflow. People tend to have quite different working habits, make sure your studio fits you perfectly.

  • Don’t leave the front cover of your printer open unless you’re doing the cleaning. The front cover is an useful protector from dust. Leaving it open undoubtedly means welcome to all the floating dust as well as potential malfunctioning.

  • Turn off the printer after you finish the working. Leaving the machine on for a long time without any operation will not only cause unnecessary energy consumption but also heighten the risk of overheating.

  • Turn off the printer when you’re about to do MANUAL cleaning or maintenance (but before that, first move the print head assembly to the middle). This will prevent any misoperation and damage to both the printer and the people processing the cleaning.