One of my Epson 3880 printers yellow channel stopped working. I had been using it for Piezography and printing with matte paper. I think I inadvertedly didn’t replace it before the ink ran out on that channel and after a year+ of not printing, was able to get all other channels working and did the whole Epson program flushing with PiezoFlush + all the QTR channel printing, only to verify that all the other channels were printing correctly, except for the yellow one.
Took the printer to my closest Epson Service Center and got the call today that after trying to flush the head, it’s just not working/very clogged and unrepairable. Epson doesn’t have any new heads since the printer has been discontinued for several years, and they won’t purchase heads from other parties.
I’m just reading that the printer only needs 6 channels to print on matte paper (I’m still using the original Selenium Piezography inks), so I’m wondering what is the best course of action to try to save the printer.
Thanks for any guidance and recommendations. I’m willing to buy a new head if the price is reasonable and its state is healthy (whatever that may mean). Just don’t want to get ripped off on eBay or anywhere else.