One of the enduring complaints with pigment inks is head clogging when the printer is not exercised often enough. The obvious solution is to have the printer run a print every day automatically.
On the Mac we have Automator which can set up an iCal action to do just that - sometimes. Automator has an action recording feature that mimics the operator’s steps to make a print. In my case, I have a modification of the ink sep. file that prints an extended stripe of all 8 channels on the R3000, and I use that to manually exercise the printer (with copy paper) whenever I won’t be printing images for keeping.
I’ve use Automator in the past to do this task (in the middle of the night) on a daily basis. Unfortunately, no one (including the geniuses at Apple) seems to know how Automator actually works. And now I can’t get it to work without generating an error message. There is no documentation.
So, is there anyone on this forum who has created an automatic “Daily Print” routine (in Automator or other script) that he is willing to share? It would be a real service to the community. In fact, I’m certain that most of us would be willing to pay a modest fee for the software.
Come to think of it, why doesn’t IJM get involved? Is there a product lurking here, Jon?