A cleaning container in large format printers serves as a reservoir for waste ink and cleaning solution produced during the printer’s maintenance and cleaning cycles. Large format printers use different types of ink and printhead technologies, which require periodic cleaning to maintain print quality and prevent clogging.
During the cleaning process, the printer’s printheads are purged with a cleaning solution to remove any residual ink or debris that may have accumulated. The waste ink and cleaning solution are then collected in the cleaning container, which is designed to hold a large volume of liquid.
The cleaning container typically has a sensor that detects when it is full and alerts the user to replace or empty it. The waste ink and cleaning solution can be disposed of according to local regulations or recycled if possible.
Overall, the function of the cleaning container is to collect and store waste ink and cleaning solution generated during the printer’s maintenance and cleaning cycles, preventing them from contaminating other parts of the printer or the environment.