Operational Conditions for C650
This knowledge base article shows the operational conditions for C650 printers. We use these modified printers as one of our Trade Solutions because they make every legal number plate size. And it offers you some basic colour options at a reasonable price.
If you follow the recommendations set out here, you’ll have less print issues with your plate production. And you’ll end up with better quality number plates too.
OKI C650 Printers
Each OKI C650 printer we provide has settings that require some basic environmental conditions be met. For the best printing results, only operate them in locations where the following temperature, humidity and dust levels are met. Diverting from our recommendations can effect the print quality and thus the legality of your finished number plates.
These settings are based on information from the printer manufacturer and results from our own internal testing with Film Sheets.
- Temperature: 20 to 32°C
- Humidity: 20 to 80% humidity
- Dust: Dust particles may contaminate prints
- Fumes: Some fumes & aerosols can effect prints
- Assembly: 20°C and above
LED printers are much more complex than thermal machines, so they need be used in slighter warmer and cleaner locations. Dust, grease and some airborne fumes can present a risk to print quality by contaminating plate components or sticking to the print heads, so run your production away from the workshop or garage.
Some components, especially those already coated with adhesive, may require room temperatures of just over 20°C when assembling. We acknowledge that conditions in some summer and autumn months may be more forgivable regarding temperatures and humidity levels.
Enough space should be provided all around these printers for ventilation and to access the machine. In short, these are approximately 50cm x 50cm x 50cm front loading printers. Place the printer on a flat desk or worktop large enough to accommodate it and at a height comfortable for you to operate.
Remember these are front loading printers, so you will need to allow some decent front clearance for the feeder tray. Extra room may also be required for plate assembly, especially when using a roller jig. Ideally, your number plate system should be positioned in a heated, clean office away from dust and grease.
Store all your plate media components in a dry, warm place away from excessively bright light. To avoid contamination from dust leave them in their packaging until use, and then only take out what you need. For best results wipe your film sheets & ABS plates with a lint free cloth before using them. And we recommend cleaning the led heads regularly, while changing toners or before a production run.
For more help with your work area, try your account manager. Or if you need further assistance with your number plate printer contact our customer service team for help. And remember, you can order C650 Printer Consumables and plate components from our online np-shop.