Cleaning / Replacing Service Station Items
The Service Station contains separate areas/devices that are used to perform the following tasks.
- Cleaning. The Wiper Roller cleans the Printhead nozzles of excess ink and debris.
- Printing/Purging. The Printing Platen acts as a base to support media during printing. It also contains a purging area; which captures and absorbs ink that is purged, to help keep nozzles clear.
- Capping. The Capping Station seals and protects the printhead nozzles when not in use.
- Evacuating Waste Ink. In addition to the function of supporting the above items; the Service Station Tray is lined with wicking material that absorbs the waste ink and transfers it out of the Tray and into the “waste ink trough”. This waste ink then flows from the “trough” to the “Waste Ink Tray”, which is located under the Print Engine, behind the Ink Tank Door.
As the above components become worn/dirty, from use, they can lose their ability to perform as intended. If you experience print quality issues that are not resolved by performing the steps found in Section under “Maintenance Printhead or Print Quality”; it may be time to have the Service Station, or components within the Service Station, cleaned or replaced.
Installing the Service Station