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Time needed: Approximately five minutes

Maintenance frequency: Weekly

Overview: The material tray is a consumable with an approximate lifespan of 300 prints. Order a new material tray before the current tray expires or becomes damaged.

Requisites:

  • paper towels
  • fiber cloth
  • 90% alcohol
  • ammonia-free glass cleaner

When you take the material tray out of the printer, set it on a clean paper towel to protect the film.

How to clean the D4K Pro material tray:

1. Check the film at the bottom of the material tray whenever the material is removed. 

2. Look for pinholes, punctures, ripples, and other signs of stress. A slightly cloudy film is normal and will not affect the print quality. 

3. Check the glass panel below the material tray for smears or fingerprints, which can affect print quality.

4. Use Manual Debris Removal to remove cured material from the surface of the film assembly at the end of a print, or access it using the following sequence – Home > Settings > Manual Debris Removal. Once the exposure time is set on the Manual Debris Removal page, tap Expose – the projector will expose the full printing area to light for the set exposure duration. Use the rubber spatula from the Starter Kit to gently remove the cured material from the surface of the film assembly.

5. Wipe the glass panel clean with a dry paper towel, taking care not to damage the anti-reflective coating. Spray out some alcohol on the paper towel and wipe the glass panel down with it. If needed, put a small amount of ammonia-free glass cleaner on the paper towel and gently wipe the glass panel. 

6. Wipe the drip tray with a dry paper towel,  taking care not to damage the anti-reflective coating. Spray out some alcohol on the paper towel and wipe the drip tray down with it. If needed, spay a small amount of ammonia-free glass cleaner on the paper towel and gently wipe the drip tray.

Check this video to find out more information about cleaning the material tray, the glass panel, and the drip tray.

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