Dear Dana, Walker and other members of the forum,
As my 9900 died, I am about to install piezo inks on the 9880 I had as a backup.
Prior to the conversion, I have some questions:
Do 9880 printers need their dampers unit and cleaning station being changed every year or so like it is recommended to the 9900 printers? Based on my terrible experience in changing these pieces on the 9900 (my printing head got damaged in the process, which was done by a technician), I would not like the idea of messing around with the printer any more…
Are 9880 more maintenance-free than 9900?
The 9880 was kept as a backup printer to the 9900, and as such has not printed very much. I ran some prints from time to time in order to keep the head moist, and also cleaned the cleaning station, wiper, etc. I have some occasional clogs that go away very quickly. Right now, all nozzles are firing well. What I was thinking was on loading it with piezoflush, leaving it for 48 hours and make a second init fill, to eventually get rid of any ink residues around. Then load with piezo selenium P2. Is there anything else you would recommend to do with this printer in preparation for its reconversion into piezo inks?
On the printer status > service life > section of the menu, I can read four * (full level) for the cleaning station, printing head, all motors… I bought it second hand, and the usage counter is at 242 meters. I guess that means the printer is quite “fresh”?
Thanks so much and regards,