My color art printer, an Epson R2000 w/OEM ink is often having partial clogs and almost never perfect nozzle checks. Sometimes a head clean improves things, sometimes makes it worse. I am well versed in the soaking of heads on paper towels on the platten, but this machine keeps being difficult. Usually it is Magenta that is in the worst shape.
Does the R2000 have a ‘deep clean’ or ‘power clean’ function, like the medium-large format models do? If so, how to use?
It’s always the color printers that are trouble. The Piezo ones are a dream in comparison.
I am considering ditching the printer. I got it lightly used and fully clogged from a client. I spent weeks getting it to mostly perfect nozzle checks. Doing that again is costly, time is money. Better to fix, I know, but not if it cost me another $1000 of my time to save buying a new machine.