The printer, HP, like any technique, requires regular maintenance. As you know, any machine, be it a car or a printed one, as in our case, tends to break down. In order for this to happen as late as possible, and at best not to happen at all, regular maintenance must be carried out. Follow the recommendations in the instructions for use.
Let’s be honest, few people read them. And we will remind you! For the lazy, we have compiled a list of basic rules for caring for an HP printer.
1. Monitor the humidity and temperature of the air in the room
Many owners, when purchasing a printer, do not even think about such a thing as air humidity. But in vain!
If the humidity is too low, the printer may generate static electricity. It may subsequently lead to data processing failure and unstable printing. Also, this factor can affect color reproduction: if the air in the room is too dry, then the ink will dry and blur. It should be noted that sublimation printing technology is especially sensitive to temperature changes. So, you need to take care of maintaining not only normal humidity, but also the temperature in the room. The normal level is the interval from 20 to 28 degrees Celsius. But for optimal performance, it is better to maintain an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
2. Monitor the operation of the weak points of the printer
Of course, each HP printer has its own design. However, there are common nodes and parts. There, from time to time, problems can occur. What are these parts? Let’s find out!
• Fans and filters. Each printer has filters to clean the ink or air and protect against overheating.
They must be kept clean and replaced at the slightest suspicion of their malfunction. Filters also require periodic replacement.
Believe me, buying new filters will be much cheaper than troubleshooting in the future. They can be purchased from the HP online store.
• Printer carriage shaft. It must be wiped with a soft cloth and use a lubricant recommended by the manufacturer.
Carriage shaft movement problems are a fairly common problem, so you should follow this simple rule and monitor the normal functioning of this part.
• Encoder – positioning system. Consists of two parts: tape and position sensor. The tape is a transparent strip with marks. It stretches from one side of the printer to the other. The tape should be wiped periodically with non-aggressive cleaning agents to avoid contamination.
The positioning sensor is an optical-sensor system, thanks to which the printer reads the marks on the strip and determines the position of the head. To avoid problems with the sensor, blow it out with compressed air.
• Heating devices. Almost every HP printer has heated parts: they heat the printed material before, during and after printing, and dry the ink. There are not so many ways to troubleshoot in this case. It is necessary to blow the heated surfaces with compressed air, to keep them clean.
• Printhead. This is the most expensive part of the printer to repair. Replaceable cartridge printers have been replaced by permanent printhead printers. As practice shows, each print head has its own resource – approximately 5 billion drops. So, there is only one way – replacing the print head. If she has exhausted her resource, then this will be the best way out of the situation. However, one should not forget about the control of the cleanliness of the zones for connecting cables and the quality of connecting ink tubes. Also, the supply of ink to many printheads is carried out through dampers. They must be changed periodically.
By following these simple HP tips, you can extend the life of your printer. Improve his work. Furthermore, on our website you can find all the necessary spare parts and consumables.