Clean the laminator when at least one laminator cartridge is loaded with holographic overlay material and any of the following are true:
- Particles appear on the laminated cards.
- Particles are visible inside the laminator.
For examples of problems that require laminator cleaning, refer to “Laminator Problems” on page 55 in the User Guide.
This procedure uses a double‐sided, sticky cleaning card that removes holographic overlay particles from the laminator. When you clean the CD system using a regular cleaning card, the card also moves into the laminator and cleans the laminator rollers, the card entry area, and the impresser exit rollers. This is sufficient if you are not using holographic overlay. Refer to “Run a Cleaning Card” on page 32 in the User Guide.
- Unlock the laminator access door and remove the L1 and L2 laminator cartridges.
- Remove printed cards from the output hopper, if necessary.
- Remove the protective paper from both sides of the double‐sided, sticky laminator cleaning card and insert the card under the rollers of the card exit slot of the laminator. When it is in the correct location and pushed in far enough, the card stays in place.
- Use the LCD menu system to start the cleaning cycle.
- Begin when the printer displays Ready and the USER button shows steady green. Press the USER button. Suspended displays on line 1 of the LCD panel.
- Press ENTER to enter the menu system.
- Maintenance displays on line 2 of the LCD panel. Press ENTER to enter the Maintenance menu.
- Cleaning Card displays on line 2 of the LCD panel. Press ENTER to enter the Cleaning Card menu.
- Printer displays on line 2 of the LCD panel. Press the down arrow.
- Laminator displays on line 2. Press ENTER.
- Start displays on line 2 of the LCD panel. Press ENTER to start the cleaning process.
- Insert cleaning card displays on the LCD panel. Press the USER button to start the cleaning cycle.
- The laminator pulls the cleaning card from the card exit slot into the laminator and moves it back and forth through the L1 and L2 cartridge areas, the card entry area, and the exit rollers several times. If the system has locks, the used card is ejected into the laminator reject tray. If the system does not have locks, the used card is ejected into the laminator output hopper.
- Inspect the laminator cartridges for particles. If particles are present:
- Retrieve the laminator cleaning card and use it to remove the particles of overlay material from the cartridges.
- If particles still remain on the cartridge and inside of the laminator, use a vacuum cleaner with a small plastic hose attachment to carefully remove the particles. Also clean any remaining particles from the output hopper.