How to store a print head?

jjohnl

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I thought it was supposed to be stored while still full of preservation fluid.
 

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Canon ships print heads sealed in their proprietary goo. The setup of the print head forces a maintenance purge which forces the preservative/conditioner out. Similar should happen when you re-install your print head "filled" with your storage goo. If not then give it a flush under the tap if a cleaning cycle doesn't make a change.

For that matter, go ahead and flush the print head before installation if you want. Either way should work.
 

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I thought it was supposed to be stored while still full of preservation fluid.
Once the print head has been clean properly, you can pour pure propylene glycol onto the inlets and leave standing for a few minutes, then place the head in a box in the upright position and it will remain safe until you’re ready to use it again.

The are no special provisions needed to reuse, just place the head as is into the printer with a set of fresh cartridges and when the printer is finished its own cleaning you are ready to print once again, first sheet out should be a nozzle check..
 
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