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  1. The Veloci-T is a printer that likes to be printed. The more you print, the better.
    • The Veloci-T is a printer that likes to be printed. The more you print, the better.

    • You should print at least 4 days a week. Even just printing one or two shirts helps to keep ink moving.

    • This is a great opportunity to print sample shirts. Make a design that showcases the colorful, photographic detail the printer is capable of. Use this design to pitch your services to new businesses.

    • If you know that you're not going to be printing for more than three days in a row, flush the ink from your printer using the included cleaning cartridges.

  2. Besides printing on a regular basis, it's also important to keep your printer in the right environment.
    • Besides printing on a regular basis, it's also important to keep your printer in the right environment.

    • Keep the printer in a clean, dust-free environment.

    • Don't let fans or air conditioning vents blow directly on the printer.

    • The printer should be kept in an area with a temperature around 72°F. The temperature shouldn't go below 65° or above 80°.

    • The humidity should be kept between 40% and 80%, with 50% humidity as a general guideline.

    • Buy a humidity gauge from a home center to monitor the humidity levels. These usually have thermometers built in. They are very inexpensive.

    • Perform the maintenance at the end of every print day.

    • There is no need to perform maintenance on days that you don't print.

    • But, if you're not printing for more than 3 days in a row, you need to flush the printer with cleaning solution.

    • The goal of these steps is to clean off ink that naturally accumulates on some printer parts during printing.

  3. Next, make sure the printer is turned on.
    • Next, make sure the printer is turned on.

    • Also make sure that the shirt holder is removed from the inside of the printer.

  4. Press the Ink button on the white control panel once.
    • Press the Ink button on the white control panel once.

    • The print head will move to the left side of the printer, then return to the right side.

  5. Then, push the print head to the middle of the printer by hand.
    • Then, push the print head to the middle of the printer by hand.

    • The print head should be easy to push to the middle. You should have to use very little effort.

  6. Now that the print head is pushed to the middle, take a look at the area on the right side of the printer with the small foam pads. This area is called the capping station.
    • Now that the print head is pushed to the middle, take a look at the area on the right side of the printer with the small foam pads. This area is called the capping station.

    • We're going to be cleaning part of the capping station and the wiper blade.

    • Take one of the foam swabs that was included with the printer and wet it with cleaning solution.

    • You don't want the swab to be soaking wet, so you might want to wring it out a little.

  7. Use the swab to clean the black rubber gasket that surrounds the capping station sponge. The sponge itself does not need to be cleaned.
    • Use the swab to clean the black rubber gasket that surrounds the capping station sponge.

    • The sponge itself does not need to be cleaned.

    • You don't have to go crazy cleaning these parts -- just clean most of the ink off. It isn't necessary to spend heaps of time making sure it's perfectly clean.

    • Never use a cotton swab to clean these parts.

  8. Now clean the ramp to the right of the print head. Use a dry swab.
    • Now clean the ramp to the right of the print head. Use a dry swab.

    • The print head is the flat, shiny surface surrounded by silver metal. Never touch or attempt to clean the shiny part of the print head. You could damage the print head.

    • Once you're done, take a dry swab and dry off the wiper blade and capping station gasket.

    • The cleaning process should only take a few minutes.

  9. Press the Ink button on the white control panel once.
    • Press the Ink button on the white control panel once.

    • Close the smoky gray cover at the top of the printer.

    • The printer will do a short cleaning. Once the cleaning is done, turn the printer off using the orange power button at the back.

    • Cover the printer with the blue dust cover.

    • Now the printer can be left for up to 3 days without printing.

    • Time to head home and think up ideas for new designs to print on your Veloci-T Direct-to-Garment Printer!

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