I have an Epson P400. I haven’t been printing much lately, but I do run a nozzle check every day. Most days, the nozzle check has gaps and I need to run a head cleaning. I’m wondering if I’d waste less ink if I periodically printed the purge pattern “QTR-8 Channel flush.tif”. I would print a reduced-size version of the purge pattern, rather than a full page. I’m wondering if this would be better exercise for the printer (and use less ink in the long run) than all those head cleanings.
FYI I keep the printer covered and run a humidifier in the printer room. I perform the full maintenance checklist once a month.