I have an Epson P600, which I’ve had for a little over a year (about 16 months). It doesn’t get a ton of use, I’d mostly do a several prints on weekends, maybe a couple during the week … but I hadn’t had any problems with clogged nozzles until maybe 2 months ago. I started doing nozzle checks daily (during the week, when I wasn’t using the printer), which seemed to keep things fine for a few weeks, but then I started having issues again. So, this is the main reason that I decided to start using the Cone Color ink.
I just bought two of the refillable cartridges (one for PK ink, one for Piezo Flush), which arrived yesterday. My plan has been to replace the Epson cartridges one-by-one as they run out.
My problem right now is only with my PK ink line (head cleaning wasn’t helping as indicated by sporadic lines on the nozzle checks). I thought that I would put in the Piezo Flush first, and make a print or two and run nozzle checks until I saw the pink Flush coming through. So, I printed 3 or 4 test photos that had a lot of black, with nozzle checks after each. It didn’t seem to be working, because I still didn’t see any pink lines on the nozzle checks, although there were fewer black lines and the black seemed to fade out in the photo prints. So I ran the head cleaning and then a nozzle check … the black still showed in a few spots with the nozzle check, but no pink. I ran another head cleaning and the next nozzle check showed absolutely nothing at all for the black!!!
I’m afraid that I might have run the line completely dry because now, in hindsight, I think the Flush was not flowing out of the cartridge at all for some reason. When the cart was filled with the Flush, it wasn’t filled full. I don’t see why that would have anything to do with it, though. I think it was initially filled with 30ml of Flush.
Any suggestions as to what I should do now? How bad is it to have completely run the PK line completely dry (while, obviously, all my other colors, which are the Epson OEM carts, are just fine).
Thanks for any help you can give me!!