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My Bravo 4100 Series printhead / cartridge is defective. What can I do?

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My Bravo 4100 Series printhead / cartridge is defective. What can I do?


If you think your cartridge/printhead is defective, please contact tech support to arrange for a replacement. Tech support may ask you to perform troubleshooting before sending a replacement cartridge or printhead.

See this article to view the troubleshooting you will be asked to perform.

Notes on Ink or Printhead Replacement

  • All replacements for defective cartridges or printheads must be processed through Tech Support. 
  • To receive replacements, you may be required to send your defective cartridges/Printhead for analysis.
  • Tech Support will perform the cleaning procedures and tests mentioned in the article above. 
  • Tech Support will not replace cartridges with less than 50% ink remaining or if you print head show 0% life remaining.
  • Before a replacement is sent, Primera may attempt to manually clean the print head using an Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner following these instructions.

Notes on Printhead life

The estimated printhead life is approximately 26 black or 32 (of any) color cartridge changes whichever comes first. This is not a guarantee of printhead life. The printhead could last longer or shorter than this depending on many environmental and use factors. Print head life is displayed in PTPublisher.  Double click on the Ink icon in the lower right corner of PTPublisher to view the print head life as a percentage.

To ensure uninterrupted printing capability, purchase a backup printhead now. You can purchase a printhead from our online store:

Replaceable Print Head - Part Number 53471

Please note:

  • Printheads with 0% life remaining (over 26(32) cartridge changes) will not be replaced for free under any circumstances.
  • Printheads with 1% or more life remaining may be replaced depending on the description and circumstances of the failure at the discretion of Primera Tech Support.

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Views: 8824 Created on: May 24, 2014
Date updated: Aug 29, 2017

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