Definition of a Pod: The Ripples Pod is a fresh food product, which needs to be cared for differently than your regular printer cartridge. Our special patented Pod cartridge contains 100% natural coffee extract used as a new medium to print exquisite images with. It may look like an ordinary printer cartridge, but our Pod is anything but and it requires some special care that you and your staff need to know.
Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of Pod care.
Do not leave pods unattended in vehicles and keep them away from heat sources.
Do keep them in a cool dark place like a drawer or cupboard.
Please hold onto the small lint-free tissue paper inside the pod box, this can be used to wipe the pod clean.
Avoid touching the pod’s nozzles with your fingertips, the oil can clog the tiny nozzles
After a pod is opened it has a lifespan of up to 500 prints or one month after opening. To keep the pod printing optimally, it is important to keep the pod in the Ripple Maker with the Ripple Maker powered on.
When performing a pod setup, we recommend using white printer paper for the test, it will give you the clearest reading.
There is an automated process which prevents to pod from drying up, this occurs only when the Ripple Maker is connected to the electricity and powered on.
If you must remove a pod before it is finished, clean with the lint-free tissue that comes inside the box and replace the plastic guard that came with the pod, this will prevent it from drying out.
When replacing the pod gently slide the pod into the correct position without force. When removing the pod wiggle it gently to slide it out.
Remember to perform a pod setup every time you switch to a new pod, this prepares the pod for printing.
Please see the attached photo to see the differences between a good and bad pod setup.