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How to Change a Printhead

The printhead is a critical component in any printer. Whether you have a basic inkjet printer or a wide-format printer, it’s important to maintain it. Eventually, the printhead can wear down and require replacement. We’ll show you the proper steps to changing one.

When to Replace a Printhead

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If your printhead is worn out or faulty, common signs include:

How to Change a Printhead

The printhead is where ink is fed from cartridges. It contains the tiny nozzles that deliver ink to the print medium. Any errors in changing printheads can result in rendering your printer inoperable. The following steps should be done carefully:

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Visit the Mimaki Resource Center to Learn More

Our online resource center provides numerous videos, seminars, and application guides to help you get the most out of your printing system. Specifications and brochures are also available for each product we sell, which can guide you in replacing the printhead even further. To request support or learn more about our products, call Mimaki at 888-530-3988 today.