I am having many issues with my Piezography system on the Epson 2880 (which was purchased from the Sante Fe workshop), and have been unable to resolve the issues by way of support forum information. Here are a list of the issues, what I have done to troubleshoot, and the results.
Print heads are continuously clogging on the Epson 2880, or they have air trapped in the lines. I have used a full set of inks (rather a full fill up from my piezo. bottles) to purge the old ink and air from the heads, but the print heads are still becoming clogged/ vapor locked. I will have all but one or two heads printing fine and do a cleaning to free them up, when after the cleaning the other heads will then be fouled. This is very frustrating. One head is not printing at all. The cartridges are filled to the top with no air bubbles and properly vented.
I cannot adjust the Platen Gap of my Epson 2880 via the Quad Tone Rip, so I am limited to non thick papers. The Hahnamuhle Museum Etching paper we used at the Sante Fe workshop, on the Epson 2880, is causing the print head to strike the paper resulting in scratching and smearing of the ink. Ive run the same paper through the printer not using the quad tone rip, but with the Platen Gap set to Wide, and the result was a properly printed images with no scratching or smearing. Are there plans to add a Platen Gap adjustment to the quad tone rip for Epson 2880? Do you have a workaround?
Do you have any advice on troubleshooting these issues? Thanks, in advance, for your support.