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Flushing the Viper

Tools Required (Fig. 1): Paper Towels Empty Ink Bottles (4x8oz, 1x16oz or larger) Viper Flushing Kit (Syringe, valves, tubing and bottle) 2 Liters of DTG Flushing Solution

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1) Turn off the White Ink Pump by disconnecting the power cable located beneath the White Ink Pod. Remove the White Ink Reservoir Lid. Carefully empty the bottle into your empty 16oz (or larger) container. 2) Replace the White Ink Reservoir Lid, but leave it unscrewed. Determine which line is returning ink to the bottle by running the pump and watching the tubes. You may have to lift the lid to see the end of the tubes inside the bottle. 3) Disconnect the Return tube above the Lid, and insert the end coming from the pod itself into your 16oz bottle, as in Fig. 2. Run the pump until the lines are as clear as they can get. 4) Remove the Reservoir Lid. Thoroughly clean both the lines and the stirrer paddle, as seen in Fig. 3. Also clean the reservoir itself of all ink and sediment. Dry with Paper Towels. 5) Fill the cleaned Reservoir with enough DTG Flushing Solution to reach the tubes, as in Fig. 4. Use the pump to run the Flushing Solution through the lines, and into any container. You might have to do this for several minutes, refilling the reservoir when necessary, to achieve clean lines with no cloudy white ink left in them. The lines will be almost clear when they have been cleaned enough. Throw this waste solution away once finished, and disconnect power to the pump. 6) Close the Pinch Valves on each of the Color Ink Lines, as in Fig. 5. 7) Remove each Color Ink Bottle, clean the tube inside the bottle with a paper towel, and replace the bottle with one of your empty 8oz bottles. Screw the lids tight on each of the empty bottles, then release each of the Pinch Valves. 8) Inside the Waste Ink Tank Compartment, locate the Waste Ink Line, circled in Fig. 6. Remove this line from the lid of the Waste Ink Bottle, and connect it to the loose line on your Flushing Kit, as in Fig. 7. If the connectors do not match, switch them around.

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by pressing the MENU button (circled in Fig. 9. 12. 12) Power on the White Ink Pump again.9) Pull the Syringe until it fills with Waste Ink. as in Fig. At this point. as in Fig. 10) Close the Pinch Valves on each of the Color Ink Bottles again. Choose “No.” by pressing the SELECT button on the Control Panel. 10 Fig. 12) on the Control Panel for three seconds. Empty all bottles including Waste Ink if shipping the machine. Do this three times. 11 . as in Fig. Achieving this will necessitate filling each of the bottles with more flush. Be sure not to overflow the Flushing Kit Waste Bottle. 11. Fig. 10 attempts to show how clean the lines should be when they have been flushed thoroughly. as ink tends to drip into them (as in Fig. Release the Pinch Valves again. 7 Fig. 14) Remove the Flushing Kit and replace the Waste Ink Line to the Waste Ink Tank in the Viper. the syringe will fill with milky waste flush. This will likely be around 15-25 Head Cleanings. but you must perform as many as necessary to make the Waste Flush appear as clean as it was in its original bottle. the Viper will ask if you would like to perform a Power Cleaning. then use the Flushing Kit to pull Flushing Solution through the lines. You cannot perform too many head cleanings. then press it to pass that ink to the Flushing Kit Bottle. 8) 11) Fill each Color Ink Bottle with more flush than is necessary for the ink tube to reach into the Flushing Solution. 13) Fig. 9 Fig. 12 Fig. 8 Fig. Clean each of the Color Ink Bottles thoroughly. Occasionally unscrew the cap of the Flushing Kit Waste Bottle to relieve pressure. NOTE: After every third Head Cleaning. There is no way to achieve a proper flush with less than 2 liters of Flushing Solution. 15) Begin performing Head Cleanings. to remove Color Ink from the Lines.