Nesting Printers

If you have multiple NextDent 5100 printers on pedestals, you may use a technique called, "nesting," to set up the printers as closely as possible while still enabling access to all printer doors. This section describes how to nest three printers together. However, you could nest as little as two, and as many as your facility allows.

  1. The printer that will be in the center of your "nest" should have all its leveling feet locked down so that the printer does not move. This is important for future steps so that only the printer you intend to adjust moves.
  2. Ensure that the leveling feet on all the other pedestals are raised up to allow the printers to roll.
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  1. To nest from left to right (facing the printers) position the printer on the left such that the front-right foot can roll over and clear the front-left foot of the printer on the right.
  2. Slowly move the left printer into place, backing the front-right foot as far back as it can go.
  3. From here, move the printer to the left until the casters on the two front feet almost touch. Please see the video clip at the right for a visualization of the proper technique.
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  1. To nest the from right to left, you will follow the reverse of Steps 3-5. Facing the printers, position the printer on the right such that the front-left foot can roll under the front-right foot of the printer on the left.
  2. Slowly move the right printer into place, pushing the front-left foot as far forward as it can go.
  3. From here, move the printer to the right until the casters on the two front feet almost touch. Please see the video clip at the right for a visualization of the proper technique. See the clip below for a closer look and a different angle.

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  1. Ensure that all printer doors can open freely.
  2. Level all printers according to the section Level the Printer on Pedestal.
  3. To un-nest the printers, simply raise all leveling feet and slide the printers apart. Re-level all printers by themselves before printing on any of them.