Automatic nozzle check versus storage fluid for r3000



Dana, Et al,

I’m going to abandon my printer for 3 months this winter. What is the best means of protecting it from such a long idle period. Is there aftermarket software to have it print automatically at prescribed intervals? I will have a house sitter. Should I just set it up for him to print at regular intervals? I’d be concerned that if (and or when) something went wrong he’d be incapable of troubleshooting a problem. I can’t find anything in the forum or online that makes much sense to me. I’m using and Imac.

I would GREATLY appreciate any help you can lend.

Another satisfied customer, Wilson Hicks


Hi Wilson~

The best method for preparing your printer for a several month period of inactivity, is to install a set of carts filled with PiezoFlush, and do an Initial Fill cycle to purge ink and fill the internal ink system with flush fluid. Our recommended flushing procedures can be found here: You will need Windows to run the Adjustment Program to do the Initial Fill cycle.

If you don’t have access to a PC, then it may be best to instruct your house sitter to print something about once a week, and remove/shake ink carts every 2 weeks to keep ink in suspension. They will need a little printer operation instruction, like how to print nozzle checks, feed paper, send a print job, remove/shake/reinstall carts, etc…

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions, or there’s anything else I can help you with.
Best regards~ Dana :slight_smile: