Time needed: Approximately five minutes to mix material, depending on the material + 15 minutes to empty and clean the material tray.
Maintenance frequency: After each print
1. Protect material in the material tray from ambient light by keeping the printer door closed.
2. Mix the material in the material tray before each print using the rubber spatula:
- Lightly skim the spatula back and forth across the surface of the film in the material tray, taking care not to damage the film.
- Mix the material until it has a completely uniform color.
3. Check the material for solids or debris. If found, filter the material:
- Remove the material tray from the printer.
- Set the funnel and cone-shaped paint filter on top of a separate opaque storage bottle.
- Pour the material out by tipping a front corner of the tray.
- Use the rubber spatula to assist in guiding the material into the filter.
- When finished, dispose of the filter and clean the funnel with a dry paper towel.
4. Line the black plastic material tray box with dry paper towels.
5. Place the material tray upside down inside the box, on top of the paper towels, and seal the box.
6. After an hour, remove the material tray, wipe it down again, and store it out of light or put the material tray back in the printer.
Tip: For detailed information on handling the printing material, see the corresponding Safety Data Sheet.