Artisan 810 - No PiezoFlush Fluid Printing after 2 Dozen Nozzle Checks


#1

I checked the FAQs and searched the forum but could not find any relevant information…

I have an Artisan 810 that I am attempting to flush the lines and clean the print heads using PiezoFlush. I purchased 6 EasyFill keys, 6 Empty My Capsules and a 220ml bottle of PiezoFlush solution. After filling the Capsules, pulling the vent tabs and installing them in my 810, I ran about 8 head cleanings and 2 dozen nozzle checks.

The nozzle checks are still printing in colors (cyan, lt cyan, magenta, lt magenta, black and yellow) and I have yet to see any pink PiezoFlush on the printouts. I checked the capsules and the PiezoFlush fluid levels are lowering.

I am leery of running any more cleanings as I don’t want to fill the waste ink pads or possibly damage the heads from too many cleanings. I’m also not sure if I should continue to run nozzle checks or how long I should keep running them until I see pink PiezoFlush being printed.

I have downloaded a 6 Color Purging Test Pattern and was wondering if I should use that to get the PiezoFlush into the print heads?

Also, when I do install the color InkThrift CL cartridges, will I most likely have to go through the same procedure to get color ink into the heads and purge out all the PiezoFlush fluid?

Thanks,

Ron


#2

The Epson Artisan 810 has ink lines that go from the cartridges to print head, so you will need to do a LOT of cleaning cycles to get PiezoFlush from carts to the print head. I don’t see an adjustment program available for this model on the 2manuals.com website, so am not sure if there’s a way to do an initial fill cycle (which would be a one step cycle to move fluid from carts to the head).

Are you flushing the printer because you’ve been experiencing clogging issues, or are you flushing between the inks?

Warmly~ Dana


#3

Hi Dana,

The printer has sat for months and I thought I’d do a flushing to ensure all the lines were clear and heads were clean. Perhaps I didn’t need to and am just wasting a lot of PiezoFlush. :slight_smile:

Do you think printing one or more pages of the 6 Color Purging Test Pattern might be a quicker way to get the flushing completed?

Ron


#4

Dana,

Forgot to add… I’m replacing OEM Epson inks with your CL inks.

Perhaps now that the lines are pretty full of PiezoFlush, I can install the color capsules and let the PiezoFlush work its way to the heads. That way I won’t need to use so much flushing fluid prior to running color.

Ron


#5

Going from Epson inks to our CL inks in a Claria printer model, such as the Artisan 810 doesn’t require flushing between inks. I recommend just installing the set of CL capsules, but don’t know how many cleaning cycles it will take to reach the print head, and normal printing will eventually look strange/pink as PiezoFlush reaches the head, then you will need to do an unknown number of cleaning cycles (or print 6-color purge sheets) to get pure ink printing again…

~Dana