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How to Do Daily Cleaning for Prestige A3+ DTF Printer: 3 Steps

There are three main things you need to clean and check after every day that you print with your direct to film printer

I know that the maintenance is a big question when considering any DTF printer.  If you're considering the Prestige A3+ DTF printer, I will say that the daily maintenance should take you no more than about five minutes. 

Keep in mind this is not the only maintenance that will need to be performed on a DTF printer, but these three maintenance steps are important to take after every production day.   

I am also including a cleaning supply list to help you make sure you have everything you need to keep on hand to clean the Prestige A3+ DTF printer
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How to Do Daily Cleaning on Prestige A3+ DTF Printer 

Make sure the Prestige A3+ DTF printer is powered on and that the power light on the front is a solid green. 
Press the middle button on the front to put the direct to film printer in maintenance mode. 

Flip open the lid and wait for the printer head to stop moving back and forth.  

Once it stops moving use your hand to move the entire print head area to the middle of the track. 

This will give you access to two of the areas you need to clean. 

Dip a foam sponge into the DTF cleaning solution and blot it around this flat gridded area, called the capping station, where ink may have pooled. 

Then use your right hand to slightly move the section to the right giving you access to flip up the wiper. 

Here's a close up so you can see the piece you want to press and hold to the right while flipping up the wiper. 

You can use your hand or the end of the cleaning swab to flip back the wiper to allow you to clean it.

Use a foam sponge with cleaning solution on it to clean the wiper. 

 Then wipe the print head wiper down with a cleaning wipe

Return the wiper to its original position. You can close the top lid of the DTF printer. 

On the back of the Prestige A3+ DTF printer check the waste ink tank to make sure it does not need to be emptied or replaced. 

You want to make sure the tube going into the waste tank is not touching the collected ink at all. If it is definitely replace or empty the waste tank. 

I also have a video on how to clean the Prestige A3+ Direct to Film Printer if you want to check that out. 

And finally, don't forget to make sure you keep all your DTF cleaning supplies on hand as you will need them. Failing to clean your printer as needed can cause the ink to gunk up in areas you don't want, causing poor prints.  

You can click on this DTF cleaning supplies list to grab what you need or pin it to save it for later! 

And don't forget, if you're still considering whether or not to purchase a Prestige A3+ DTF Printer, you can get a 200 sheets of DTF film free when you purchase a DTF printer bundle. Just click the link to reveal the code.

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