The maintenance menu on your Canon edible printer can be found on your main menu, it is the small gear at the bottom, depending on your printer model, the placement of the menu may be different, but it should be somewhere on your main screen. Under this menu you will be able to find all the options related to maintaining your edible printer healthy and in good working condition.
After Printer Installation
If you've just installed your edible printer in your business or home, don't start using it until you have done a print head alignment. Doing a printhead alignment is necessary because the process of manufacturing, assembling, transporting and handling the printer may have caused some of its components to go out of alignment. Conducting a print head alignment before the maiden use of the printer will correct any issues in the alignment of the print heads so that ink will be placed in the correct positions on the paper.
When Print Heads Touch Papers
Print heads are supposed to hover over the paper as they release ink in programmed patterns. While printers are well oiled machines designed to work correctly, there may be something that causes the printhead to touch the paper as the printer is working, such as a paper jam. Perform the print head alignment procedure when you hear a scraping sound indicating that your printhead touched paper, doing so will restore proper alignment before the print heads are irreparably damaged by this contact.
After Changing Paper Sizes
You should also perform a printhead alignment when you are changing from using thick paper to thinner paper. This is because the previous settings may no longer be applicable to the new size of paper. Thicker paper reduces the distance that has to be moved as ink is ejected from the print heads to the paper. The use of thinner paper, therefore, calls for adjusting the printhead so that the ink patterns will not be affected by the longer distance covered as ink leaves the printhead on its way to the paper.
After Shifting the Printer
Print head alignment should also be conducted after the printer has been moved from one position or location to another. Modern printers are so sensitive that any movement can throw the different components inside the machine out of alignment. Using the print head alignment function after moving the printer from its position will ensure that your prints retain the high quality that you have come to expect from your machine.
A roller cleaning should be performed when you notice that there are vertical lines on your paper when you print. This can be due to excess buildup on your printer rollers. You can easily perform a roller cleaning and we do suggest you do it every so often to prevent ink buildup on your rollers.
(Image indicating when a roller cleaning should be performed)
Bottom Plate Cleaning
Last on your maintenance menu is the bottom plate cleaning option. This option removes stains from the inside of the printer. If the inside of the printer becomes dirty, the printed paper may get dirty. When performing the bottom plate cleaning, we recommend spraying a bit of Windex on the card stock sheet before feeding it through your printer. This helps clean the printer further and picks up as much ink as possible.
So, in order to keep your printer at its optimal condition, make sure to perform the maintenance protocols whenever necessary, this will insure that your printer works for you for a long time.