TexJet shortee2: Monthly maintenance guide

How to properly clean the CR scale, carriage shaft and ink system compartments on your printer.

The TexJet shortee2 printer consists of several parts, some of them more delicate than others. All of its parts need to be maintained. Depending on their estimated lifetime, their maintenance should be done accordingly.

Scale CR, carriage shaft and ink system are printer compartments that require monthly preservation in order to prolong their life span and ensure that they work properly. Before proceeding with the cleaning, the printer should be in maintenance mode:

Step 1

Press Shift + Down Button at the Platen Control panel to enter Maintenance Mode.

TexJet shortee2: Platen control panel

Step 2

Follow the instructions that will appear at the Platen Control panel. Tap on the Service button at the Printhead Control panel. Choose Maintenance, Print Head Cleaning and Head Cleaning.

TexJet shortee2: Printhead control panel

Step 3

Wait for Printhead Control panel to turn off.

Scale CR cleaning

Put isopropyl alcohol on a piece of paper and gently pass it over the transparent encoder strip, behind the head carriage. Make sure that you have previously unlocked the head, so you can clean all the scale with ease, even over the capping station.

Carriage Shaft cleaning


Pass a clean piece of cloth over the carriage shaft to clean it from the ink mist that has been created during printing. Make sure that you have previously unlocked the head, so you can clean all the carriage with ease, even over the capping station.

Note: Do not put grease in the carriage shaft if the TexJet Series printer is less than one year old. If the printer is more than one year old, when cleaned, use the WD40 lubrication oil spray.

Ink System and Cartridge cleaning


Remove all ink cartridges. Use a swab wetted with cleaning solution, to remove any dried ink from the ink system cartridges socket and the cartridge valve.  

Note: It is highly recommended to change the cartridges annually, as the ink could possibly dry at their bottom therefore increasing the chances of head and damper clogging.