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Since stone paper is a porous substrate, we'll be using an **Ascorbic** cartridge (**not** Ascorbic+).\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"Ascorbic vs. Ascorbic+\",\n  \"body\": \"Both **Ascorbic** and **Ascorbic+** cartridges have the same active ingredient of ascorbic acid. **Ascorbic+** has an additive which modifies the silver particle size to promote adhesion on non-porous substrates. Use it when printing on FR4/G10 and Kapton.\"\n}\n[/block]\nPull out one **Ascorbic** cartridge and one **Silver** cartridge and remove all packaging.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"warning\",\n  \"title\": \"Cartridge Leakage\",\n  \"body\": \"If it looks like one of your cartridges has leaked during transit, take a picture and then dispose of it immediately. Lodge a support ticket and we'll mail out a replacement ASAP.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"danger\",\n  \"title\": \"Silver Cartridge Safety\",\n  \"body\": \"When handling any **Silver** cartridge you should wear gloves and avoid touching the nozzle plate. If you ingest any **Silver** ink, do not induce vomiting - seek medical attention immediately. If contact is made with skin, wash immediately. A black skin stain will remain, but is purely cosmetic. If you suspect that anything has been contaminated with **Silver** ink, clean it with water and dispose of cleaning materials immediately.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"danger\",\n  \"title\": \"Pogo Pin Protector\",\n  \"body\": \"Always use the pogo pin protector when loading or unloading a cartridge. Failure to do so can result in damage to the pogo pins which make contact with the cartridges.\\n\\n**You only have one set of pogo pins. ALWAYS use protection.**\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"danger\",\n  \"title\": \"Cartridge Clips\",\n  \"body\": \"Be careful with which cartridge clip you are using. Always use the correctly labelled clip . Cross contamination between an unmatched cartridge and clip pair will irreversibly damage the cartridge.\"\n}\n[/block]\nOkay, that was a lot of warning messages. If you haven't read them - seriously, do it.\n\nPut the pogo pin protector in place like so:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/lwkK0ooSiexyBXTT4QNw_400px-PrePrint-1.jpg\",\n        \"400px-PrePrint-1.jpg\",\n        \"400\",\n        \"276\",\n        \"#ae8187\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Pogo pin protector in place.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Priming\"\n}\n[/block]\nBefore each print, the cartridges must be primed to ensure that the liquid inside is prepared for maximum flow from the first set of firings. This is as simple as placing a piece of sponge, paper or cloth over the nozzles and swinging the cartridge in a downward motion to force a small amount of liquid out.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"danger\",\n  \"title\": \"DO NOT prime both cartridges with the same paper/cloth/sponge\",\n  \"body\": \"Doing so may permanently block the nozzles on one of your cartridges.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/FXH3e4UgSPiNOCsjsygw_400px-PrePrint-2.jpg\",\n        \"400px-PrePrint-2.jpg\",\n        \"400\",\n        \"276\",\n        \"#de0d0f\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Motion of priming a cartridge.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nVisually inspect the nozzle plates on the cartridges to make sure they are clean. If there appears to be an issue, you can use an isopropyl prep pad to clean the plate (included in your accessories kit).\n\nOnce you have primed your cartridge **and** have the pogo pin protector in place, load your cartridge like so. The position shown is for **Ascorbic/Ascorbic+** cartridge. The **Silver** cartridge goes into the remaining slot.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/FzOrzRE4SVafg2FOlJkx_400px-PrePrint-3.jpg\",\n        \"400px-PrePrint-3.jpg\",\n        \"400\",\n        \"276\",\n        \"#f48082\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Loading an **Ascorbic/Ascorbic+** cartridge.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/Aoup0Q77S9a8Q7CMvuSc_400px-PrePrint-4.jpg\",\n        \"400px-PrePrint-4.jpg\",\n        \"400\",\n        \"276\",\n        \"#343239\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Cartridge once fully loaded.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nNow hold cartridge in place and gently remove the pogo pin protector. The cartridge clamp will not close while the pogo pin protector is in place.\n\nClose the cartridge clamp.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/RqX1EbHTDuBKNzPZZmdc_400px-PrePrint-6.jpg\",\n        \"400px-PrePrint-6.jpg\",\n        \"400\",\n        \"276\",\n        \"#ebe9eb\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"caption\": \"Clamp closed on cartridge.\"\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nRepeat the above again for the **Silver** cartridge.\n\n[**Next >**](doc:print-first-layer)","excerpt":"It's okay, they're only mildly toxic!","slug":"loading-cartridges","type":"basic","title":"Loading Cartridges"}

Loading Cartridges

It's okay, they're only mildly toxic!

It's time to put the cartridges in. Since stone paper is a porous substrate, we'll be using an **Ascorbic** cartridge (**not** Ascorbic+). [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Ascorbic vs. Ascorbic+", "body": "Both **Ascorbic** and **Ascorbic+** cartridges have the same active ingredient of ascorbic acid. **Ascorbic+** has an additive which modifies the silver particle size to promote adhesion on non-porous substrates. Use it when printing on FR4/G10 and Kapton." } [/block] Pull out one **Ascorbic** cartridge and one **Silver** cartridge and remove all packaging. [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "Cartridge Leakage", "body": "If it looks like one of your cartridges has leaked during transit, take a picture and then dispose of it immediately. Lodge a support ticket and we'll mail out a replacement ASAP." } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "Silver Cartridge Safety", "body": "When handling any **Silver** cartridge you should wear gloves and avoid touching the nozzle plate. If you ingest any **Silver** ink, do not induce vomiting - seek medical attention immediately. If contact is made with skin, wash immediately. A black skin stain will remain, but is purely cosmetic. If you suspect that anything has been contaminated with **Silver** ink, clean it with water and dispose of cleaning materials immediately." } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "Pogo Pin Protector", "body": "Always use the pogo pin protector when loading or unloading a cartridge. Failure to do so can result in damage to the pogo pins which make contact with the cartridges.\n\n**You only have one set of pogo pins. ALWAYS use protection.**" } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "Cartridge Clips", "body": "Be careful with which cartridge clip you are using. Always use the correctly labelled clip . Cross contamination between an unmatched cartridge and clip pair will irreversibly damage the cartridge." } [/block] Okay, that was a lot of warning messages. If you haven't read them - seriously, do it. Put the pogo pin protector in place like so: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/lwkK0ooSiexyBXTT4QNw_400px-PrePrint-1.jpg", "400px-PrePrint-1.jpg", "400", "276", "#ae8187", "" ], "caption": "Pogo pin protector in place." } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Priming" } [/block] Before each print, the cartridges must be primed to ensure that the liquid inside is prepared for maximum flow from the first set of firings. This is as simple as placing a piece of sponge, paper or cloth over the nozzles and swinging the cartridge in a downward motion to force a small amount of liquid out. [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "DO NOT prime both cartridges with the same paper/cloth/sponge", "body": "Doing so may permanently block the nozzles on one of your cartridges." } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/FXH3e4UgSPiNOCsjsygw_400px-PrePrint-2.jpg", "400px-PrePrint-2.jpg", "400", "276", "#de0d0f", "" ], "caption": "Motion of priming a cartridge." } ] } [/block] Visually inspect the nozzle plates on the cartridges to make sure they are clean. If there appears to be an issue, you can use an isopropyl prep pad to clean the plate (included in your accessories kit). Once you have primed your cartridge **and** have the pogo pin protector in place, load your cartridge like so. The position shown is for **Ascorbic/Ascorbic+** cartridge. The **Silver** cartridge goes into the remaining slot. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/FzOrzRE4SVafg2FOlJkx_400px-PrePrint-3.jpg", "400px-PrePrint-3.jpg", "400", "276", "#f48082", "" ], "caption": "Loading an **Ascorbic/Ascorbic+** cartridge." } ] } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/Aoup0Q77S9a8Q7CMvuSc_400px-PrePrint-4.jpg", "400px-PrePrint-4.jpg", "400", "276", "#343239", "" ], "caption": "Cartridge once fully loaded." } ] } [/block] Now hold cartridge in place and gently remove the pogo pin protector. The cartridge clamp will not close while the pogo pin protector is in place. Close the cartridge clamp. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/RqX1EbHTDuBKNzPZZmdc_400px-PrePrint-6.jpg", "400px-PrePrint-6.jpg", "400", "276", "#ebe9eb", "" ], "caption": "Clamp closed on cartridge." } ] } [/block] Repeat the above again for the **Silver** cartridge. [**Next >**](doc:print-first-layer)