[QUOTE=Dana-IJM;1143]I have noticed Epson has programmed the newer printer models with more auto cleaning cycles, which I believe is to keep ink moving and prevent the print head from drying/clogging, but may also serve a second purpose of using more ink to increase their sales (?). Either way- frequent/regular auto cleaning cycles are normal with all the newer printer models (within the past few years) when you send a nozzle check or print job after the printer has sat unused for a while, and always occurs at startup and when replacing a cartridge. As with any printer model, we recommend regular use to prevent drying and settling of pigment particles, as well as turning the off the printer when it’s not used for a few days (I keep our printers on during the week when they’re used, then turn them all off on Friday afternoon for the weekend), and routine cleaning/maintenance to keep the printer clean, working well and lasting a long time.
Best regards and happy printing~ Dana :)[/QUOTE]
Thanks. I noticed your other reply also. I’ll eagerly await your comments…