Why You Need to Replace Your RJ900 Pressure Roller

If you own an RJ900 printer, you probably know how important it is to keep it clean and replace parts as needed. Failing to replace parts as soon as they malfunction can result in low-quality prints and unplanned downtime for your business. Keep reading to learn more about the pressure roller and replacing it.

Replace Rollers Yearly

Problems with pressure rollers on wide-format printers are extremely common considering the high volume of prints they produce each day. You might notice flat spots or rubber falling off the rollers as they age. Old pressure rollers also become tacky and might even stick to your vinyl or paper. Regardless of how much you use your printer, we recommend that you replace the RJ900 Pressure Roller DF-49053 at least once a year. By doing so, you can rest assured that your prints come out solid and free of banding. You’ll also save yourself a lot of money on wasted ink and media.

Use OEM Parts

Before buying replacement rollers for your RJ900 printer, make sure you locate the highest quality parts on the market. OEM parts come directly from the manufacturer, so they undergo a number of strict tests before leaving the warehouse. Although OEM parts are pricier than generic ones, they last much longer. The higher price tag is worth it since you won’t have to replace the parts every few months. Keep in mind that frequent repairs also mean more downtime. Spending a little more upfront on quality parts makes sense when you consider how much you save in the end.

Stock Up on Parts

The rollers aren’t the only parts you’ll change on your RJ900. Wide-format printers require a lot of attention and maintenance. To keep your printer working for many years to come, keep up with a regular maintenance schedule:

  • Cap – once a year
  • Dampers – once a year
  • Wiper blades – once every three months
  • Flushing supports – once every two to three months
  • Maintenance station – as needed

Keep Your Replacement Parts Clean

There’s a lot more to taking care of your RJ900 printer than just replacing the parts. You should also make sure the printer and its parts are clean at all times. Allowing excess ink to dry inside the printer is the quickest way to ruin its internal parts. We understand that cleaning wide-format printers is time-consuming. That’s why we have a simple cleaning schedule you can follow to make sure you clean the right parts at the right time.

  • Wiper and cap – twice a week
  • Printhead – once a week
  • Flushing box insert – twice a month

The first step to maintaining your RJ900 printer is keeping it clean. The next step is making sure to replace parts at the right time. We have a large inventory of OEM parts with fast delivery. If you have any questions about replacing the rollers or are ready to make an order, give us a call today.

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