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Printhead Cleaning

Evolution Inkjet Cartridge HP 4500

Improper Cleaning of your Evolution Printer Printhead results in clogged nozzles, and streaky text

Cleaning the Inkjet print cartridges

Although Evolution4500Ink print cartridges require no routine maintenance, proper use and handling of them will help ensure optimum print quality and print cartridge life.

Store new print cartridges in their original clips when not in use.

In  a Carton Printing environment dust fibers occasionally build up and drag through the ink and streak it.  In this case, cleaning your ink cartridges can improve the quality of printing.

Eliminating Ink Streaks:

Materials you will need

Before you start, make sure you have the following materials available:

  • A chem wipe (fiber free, not a tissue or a towel, fibers will block the tiny jets)

Cleaning the Inkjet print cartridges

Evolution Inkjet Cartridge HP 4500

  • Grasp the top of the black ink cartridge.
  • Take a clean chem wipe and gently fold, not wad so you have a small smooth surface.
  • Clean the face and edges of the ink cartridge. Do not wipe the nozzle plate. if needed, gently blot it once.
  • CAUTION: Be careful not to touch the ink nozzles on the bottom of the print cartridge or the copper contacts on the back of the print cartridge with your hands or oily or fiberous surface. Touching these parts of the Inkjet print cartridge can result in clogs, ink failure, or bad print quality. (streaks due to missing jets)