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BR-1800 series flatbed printer hardware maintenance

A.Ways of print head maintenance
How to do nozzle check before you print anything
Find out the printer driver – Select “printer preference” option – Select “maintenance”
-click “nozzle check” – click “print”.

nozzle check

If you get the result as the below, it means print head need to clean
nozzle check result

Four step:
A:software cleaning:
Find out the printer driver – Select “printer preference” option – Select “maintenance” – click “print head cleaning” – click “start”.
How to do a Print Head Cleaning and Nozzle Checking with Brotherjet-RIP

B:manual cleaning (Please refer to manual head cleaning manual)
a.Move out the print head carriage
b.Remove the dampers
c.Inject flushing liquid into the print head by syringe (one hand press the interface between the tube and the print head pin;), till the liquid come out in a line and without obstruction
manual cleaning printhead

C:suck waste ink cleaning
When the print head is in initial position and blocked, you can try to suck 5-10ML waste ink by syringe. TAKE NOTICE THAT While you are sucking, forbid the loosening your hand. Otherwise, will pollute the print head nozzles. If you feel difficult to suck waste ink, please check the print head position and the capping.
Don’t forget to software cleaning after your sucking the waste ink every time.

D:printing cleaning
Use the flushing liquid for print head to instead of the ink whose nozzles are blocked.
Then print that color, in order to clean away the obstruction.

  • Yellow: 100%Y
  • Magenta: 100%M
  • Cyan: 100%C
  • MK: 100%K
  • PK: 100%Y+100%M+100%C+100%K
  • Red: 100%R
  • Blue: 100%B

print head service
If you want to go away for a long time and leave the printer to be idle for more than 5 days, you need to maintain the print head professionally.

  • a)Uninstall the print head, and clean the remaining ink.
  • b)Clean the print head with cleaning liquid for print head.
  • c)Inject print head wetter into every pin of the print head.
  • d)Wrap the print head with preservation film and put it into the box.

B.oriented sliding way(stainless steel sliding way) and oriented steel piece
Firstly, clean the oriented sliding way; lubricate it(don’t put too much);Remove the oriented steel iron, also clean it, and lubricate evenly; then install it back.

C.Encoder strip and encoder strip sensor
encoder strip cleaning: pour some alcohol on the napkin or tissue ,and clean it as the below picture.
encoder strip sensor cleaning: cut a piece of tissue or cloth with the same width of encoder strip; stick it on the encoder strip ,then you can clean it by moving the encoder strip towards left and right.
cleaning encoder strip

D.wheel and wheel sensor
a.Wheel cleaning: pour some alcohol on napkin or tissue, then do like the below picture. At then same time, press in and out key on the control panel .The wheel will be spinning.
clean encoder

b.The way of Wheel sensor cleaning: should be guided by our professional technician.

E.Regular empty the waste ink container
When the waste ink container is half, you need to empty it.
waste ink container

BR-1800 series flatbed printer electro circuit control introduce

1. Power supply board: transform the voltage from 220V into 42V and supply it to main board.

2. Main board: control the printing


3. Step motor board:imitate loading media function(only work while printer getting online)

4. Small yellow board: 1-1 and 1-2  sensors for sliding way movement
(2) cable CN5  (3) original load media sensor cable (4) wheel signal cable (5) connecting the step motor cable

5. Ink cartridge chips: read ink consumable information

6. SCM board: platform movement signal control


7. control panel

Whole Cover of The BR 1800 Series Printer

A. Print head carriage
print head carriage

B. Ink dampers
ind damper

C. Print head
print head

D. CR motor for print head movement
cr motor

E. (1)sliding way (2) belt  (3) Encoder strip:to measure the width of the printing

F. motor for the sliding way to move up and down, 1-1, 1-2 are sensors.

G. Spring for fixing the belt:tighten the belt

H. Print head protector(capping top):to protect the print head and suck the inks while cleaning
cap top

BR-1800 series flatbed printer machinery structure

Front view:
br 1800 flatbed printer Front view

  1. power switch
  2. control panel
  3. LCD panel
  4. Platform
  5. front dust-proof:

Back view
br 1800 flatbed printer Back view

  1. USB slot
  2. power slot
  3. back cover

Left view: ink bottles

Right view: (1) waste ink tube (2)waste ink tank

Control panel picture
control panel

control panel 2

The Do’s of Using BR-TX1800/U1800/S1800 flatbed printer

The required environment of the machine
A. Room which is relatively free of dust and with enough space for the platform movement.
B. Temperature stable at around 10˜30°C and moisture 20%˜80%.
C. The suitable and stable power supply and power cable.
D. Keep the flatbed printing machine away form heat, moisture, fire, magnetic field and direct sunshine.
E. The standard ground wire should be connected.

Preparations before setting up the printer
A. A table that is not smaller than 100*80*60cm.
B. Take the flatbed printer out from the package and place it to the proper position of the table.
C. Check if every tool inside the toolbox are in good condition or not. Take out the ink bottles, syringes, power cable and USB cable from the box.

Software and hardware requirements for setting up the printer
A. An operator who is familiar with Photoshop, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator and other graphic designing software.
B. Basic requirements for computers:
CPU: Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2G or higher DDR memory
Hard Disk: at least 160G
Display Card: 512M or higher GPU
Software: With PHOTOSHOP, CORELDRAW, Adobe Illustrator installed.

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