In most cases, the Bravo Duplicators or LX Series Printers need no regular maintenance. However, there are a few things that can be done when they show signs of ink build-up or label debris build-up.
3. Check the Maintenance (Capping) Station for ink build-up / Replace Wipers. (Does not apply to LX1000 or LX2000) The capping station is where the cartridges dock when not printing. The rubber cap just naturally builds up ink over time. There can also be ink residue on the wiper. The fix is easy. Just wipe off the capping station components occasionally with a damp cloth. The components that need cleaning include the cap itself as well as the two clear plastic wipers just to the right of the cap. See the images below:
The color wiper may actually need replacement after several thousand prints if you notice light printing on the first few passes or leading edge of the label or disc. Request a new wiper from tech support. To replace it simply use a screwdriver to bend the wiper so the hole in the wiper clears the plastic tab on the maintenance station. Pull the wiper from the maintenance station. Replace it by pressing the wiper down until the plastic tab fits into the hole on the wiper.
LX910, Eddie, IP60, LX600 and LX610 Wiper Cleaning procedure. The wiper for these products is hidden in normal circumstances so you must follow this procedure to expose it.
4. (LX Series Printers Only) Check the grit roller (feed roller) for label debris build-up. Clean with a Cotton Swab (Q-Tip) and alcohol.
5. (LX Series Printers Only) Using canned air blow out the infeed area where the label stock is fed into the printer. First, remove the label stock. Label debris and dust can build up here and prevent the printer from sensing gaps between labels or black marks.
6. (LX2000 and LX1000 Only) There are some additional cleaning/maintenance procedures that apply only to the LX1000 and LX2000. LX2000-LX1000 Maintenance Instructions. Purchase the Maintenance Kit.