Change Print Heads

3DPrint checks the status of the print head(s) before every build. If a print head needs to be changed, 3DPrint displays CHANGE PRINT HEAD in the Printer Status dialog. You will not be able to start the build until you have changed the appropriate print head.

  • Do not change the print head(s) unless prompted to in the Printer Status dialog.
  • When the HP11 print head is changed, the printer runs an automatic purge cycle to clear the print head of its black ink and prepare it for clear binder.
  • When a color print head is replaced, or removed from its slot for cleaning, the printer will run the Auto-Alignment pattern to properly align the print heads before the next build is started.

For details on replacing a print head, refer to the User Guide for your printer.