Can I run an initial fill on one bank of cartridges, i.e. the left or right side? I have read that this is possible, but wanted to check with you to make sure how to do it if it is.
Clog problem: In July, Epson replaced, under warrantee, the head on my 9900. It has been running flawlessly, not a single clogged nozzle for about 4 months. I have been doing a nozzle check several times a week and never seen an issue. Did a check on Friday, no problems, all nozzles firing, printed some over the weekend. On Monday, half of the rows of nozzles on the cyan head are clogged. The clog is split up into two groups, one of about 10 rows and the other about 5 rows. Will not clear up with a half dozen regular cleanings. All other heads working perfectly. I’m trying everything I can find on the internet to clear up the clog.
Piezoflush: I have some empty cartridges and some piezoflush and thinking of doing an initial fill with piezoflush. I have some of your old style cartridges which, if you recall, warped on me. I suppose for the cleaning they will be fine. The initial fill question above relates to this flush.
Do you have any other thoughts about my situation. Why the sudden clog and why the sudden clog of so many nozzles?? What to do about it??
Epson ink/expired ink: Incidentally, when they replaced the head, they gave me a set of epson color cartridges and it was while it was using epson ink that the head clogged. Never got more than minor clogs with your ink, even though that was enough to get Epson to replace the head. I have a bunch of your ink that is expiring after the first of the year and wonder about it. The repair folks tell me that Epson says their ink never really goes out of date; it just requires more frequent agitation to keep pigment in suspension after the expiration date. What do you think about this in relation to your ink?
New printer P9000: If I end up having to pay >$2000 for a new head, I’m thinking of buying one of the new P9000s for $4500. I get a year of service and can get two more for a price and am thinking it may be worth it rather than ending up paying as much to keep this printer running. Maybe I could sell the old one it to a piezo person for something.
Do you know anything about the P9000s? Epson says they have new head technology improving the lifetime of the head, but won’t let me talk to any engineer or anyone who would really know anything about it.
Question about your new style of cartirdge: Regarding the new style cartridges you gave me, which I am using for some of the colors I don’t have Epson ink for: they have have a plate on one side that keeps falling off. I just push it back on. It looks like it has some channels beneath it but nothing seems to be flowing through the channels. Is this normal?
Incidentally, even with the clogged head, the printer is printing perfectly. The repair guys say the printer is supposed to compensate for clogged nozzles which is what it seems to be doing. No issue even with prints that have lots of cyan, e.g. blue skies.