Omni DTF Mini Daily Shutdown

Last updated: March 28, 2024
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Properly shutting down your Omni DTF Mini at the end of a production day is the most critical maintenance task.

This shutdown maintenance supports producing high-quality prints and maximizing economical operation. That’s because everything we do during the shutdown routine is focused on protecting and prolonging the service life of the printheads.

Follow the steps demonstrated in the below video or described in the following text each time you shut down the Omni DTF Mini to maximize the service life of your printer’s consumable parts.

Video Demonstration

Shutdown Summary

  1. Turn the oven off.
  2. Run a head cleaning.
  3. Close the ink clips after the head cleaning is completed.
  4. Move the carriage to its full-left position.
  5. Clean the wiper blade.
  6. Clean the capping station seals.
  7. Flush out the capping stations.
  8. Clean the undercarriage around the printheads.
  9. Wet cap the printer.
  10. Turn the printer off.

Daily Shutdown Illustrated Details

  1. Turn the oven off.

  2. Run a head cleaning.
    Omni DTF Mini control pad's Cleaning button
  3. Close the ink clips after the head cleaning is completed.
    Omni DTF Mini with closed ink clips
  4. Use the LEFT button to move the carriage to its full-left position.

  5. Clean the wiper blade using an anti-static foam swab or microfiber cloth wetted with Super Cleaner.
    DTF Mini wiper blade cleaning.
  6. Clean the capping station seals using Super Cleaner on an anti-static foam swab or microfiber cloth.
    Cleaning both DTF Mini capping stations.
  7. Flush out the capping stations by clicking the Flush Caps button on the Settings screen of the Omni DTF Mini UI software, then squirting Super Cleaner from the squeeze bottle into each capping station to rinse out any ink residue.
    DTF Mini UI - Flush caps button.
    • Click the Stop button once the capping stations are free of ink residue.
      DTF Mini UI - Stop flushing caps.
  8. Clean the undercarriage around the printheads by opening the front-left access panel door.
    DTF Mini undercarriage access door open.
    • Use a foam swab or microfiber cloth wetted with Super Cleaner to wipe off any accumulating ink.
      • Be careful to clean only the printheads mounting bracket and the side edges of the printheads, and not the nozzle plate (shown with a red tint below).
        DTF Mini undercarriage cleaning.
  9. Wet cap the printer by filling the capping stations with Super Cleaner…
    DTF Mini wet-domed capping stations with wiper blade

    …then pressing the printer’s Enter key or clicking the Omni DTF Mini UI program’s Home icon.
    DTF Mini carriage Home buttons.
  10. Turn the printer’s power switch off.
    Mini power switch
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