Printers Choice 5” Foam Tip Swabs

Printers Choice

Introducing our Premium 5″ Foam Tip Swabs – Your Ultimate Solution for Safely Cleaning Digital Printers’ Printheads!

Our 5″ Foam Tip Swabs are specially crafted to provide the highest level of performance and protection when cleaning delicate print heads in digital printers. Designed with advanced features such as solvent resistance, anti-static foam tips, and exceptional softness and durability, these swabs are the perfect choice for maintaining your printer’s optimal functionality.


QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
50 - 99$9.99 Per Item
100 or more$14.99 Per Item
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Printers Choice 5” Foam Tip Swabs Key Features:

  1. Solvent Resistant: Our foam tip swabs are engineered to withstand the rigors of solvent-based cleaning agents. Whether you’re using mild solvents or powerful cleaning solutions, rest assured that our swabs will not deteriorate or leave behind lint during the cleaning process.
  2. Anti-Static Foam Tips: The anti-static properties of our foam tips ensure that they attract and hold minimal static charge, preventing any harmful static discharge during the cleaning of sensitive electronic components like print heads. Keep your printheads safe and sound with our anti-static swabs.
  3. Soft, Durable, and Absorbent: The foam tips of our swabs strike the perfect balance between softness and durability. They gently clean the delicate surfaces of print heads without causing any damage while effectively absorbing and trapping contaminants for thorough cleaning.
  4. Precise and Controlled Cleaning: Each swab is precisely designed with a 5″ length, providing ample reach and control to clean even the most intricate parts of your printheads. Achieve precise and efficient cleaning results with our foam tip swabs.
  5. Versatile Application: Compatible with a wide range of digital printers, our foam tip swabs are perfect for use with various print head sizes and types. From large-format printers to desktop models, these swabs are your go-to cleaning tool for all your devices.
  6. Reliable and Top-Quality: Our 5″ Foam Tip Swabs undergo rigorous quality checks to ensure consistency and superior performance. Trust in a product that meets the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Why Choose Our Foam Tip Swabs?

Printhead maintenance is critical for achieving exceptional print quality and prolonging the life of your digital printer. Our 5″ Foam Tip Swabs offer the perfect blend of features – solvent resistance, anti-static properties, softness, and durability – to make printhead cleaning a breeze.

Experience the difference our foam tip swabs can make in your digital printing workflow. Enjoy clear and flawless prints, extended printer longevity, and effortless maintenance with our premium swabs.

Invest in precision, invest in excellence. Elevate your digital printing experience with our 5″ Foam Tip Swabs. Order yours today and ensure optimal performance and protection for your print heads!

Technical Specifications

Cleaning a Digital Print Head using River City 5″ Foam Swabs:

Note: Cleaning the print head is a delicate process that requires careful attention and precision. Before starting, please refer to your printer’s user manual for specific instructions and safety precautions.

Materials Needed:

  • River City 5″ Foam Swabs
  • Lint-free cleaning cloth
  • Digital print head cleaning solution (compatible with eco solvent inks)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (optional, for extra cleaning power)


  1. Printer Preparation:
    • Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source to ensure safety during the cleaning process.
    • Open the printer’s top cover or access panel to expose the print head.
  2. Pre-Cleaning Preparations:
    • Wear disposable gloves to avoid transferring oils and dirt from your hands onto the print head.
    • Place a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel under the print head area to catch any excess cleaning solution or ink.
  3. Swab and Solution Selection:
    • Choose a River City 5″ Foam Swab suitable for the size and shape of your print head. Ensure the foam tip is soft and lint-free.
    • Select a digital print head cleaning solution specifically designed for use with eco solvent inks. Refer to your printer’s user manual or the manufacturer’s recommendations for compatible cleaning solutions.
  4. Applying the Cleaning Solution:
    • Dip the foam swab’s tip into the cleaning solution, making sure it is adequately saturated but not dripping.
    • Gently shake off any excess solution to avoid flooding the print head.
  5. Cleaning the Print Head:
    • Carefully and gently clean the print head surface with the dampened foam swab. Use slow, steady strokes to avoid applying excessive pressure on the print head nozzles.
    • Wipe the print head in one direction to prevent cross-contamination.
  6. Drying the Print Head:
    • After cleaning, allow the print head to air-dry for a few minutes to ensure that all excess cleaning solution evaporates. Avoid touching the print head nozzles during this time.
  7. Optional: Additional Cleaning with Isopropyl Alcohol:
    • If the print head requires further cleaning, you can dampen another River City 5″ Foam Swab with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. Follow the same gentle cleaning process as described above.
  8. Final Checks:
    • Before turning on the printer, ensure that the print head is completely dry and free from any cleaning residue.
    • Check for any visible dirt, ink, or residue left on the print head. If necessary, repeat the cleaning process until the print head is clean.
  9. Printer Restart:
    • Close the printer’s top cover or access panel.
    • Plug in and turn on the printer.
    • Perform a nozzle check or test print to ensure that the print head is functioning correctly after cleaning.

Remember, proper maintenance and regular cleaning of your print head are essential for achieving optimal print quality and extending the life of your digital printer. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommended cleaning intervals for your specific printer model. If you encounter persistent print head issues, consider seeking professional assistance from an authorized service technician.

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