Less Clogs in Winter on 4900

4900

#1

I keep my epson 4900 with Piezo in inks in my basement here in New York City.

My basement is not cold or excessively humid but I did notice that I experience less clogs from non use in the winter then during the summer season.

Is there any reason for this?

thank you.


#2

I’m not quite sure, but it may be temperature or humidity related?


#3

Is it better for printing room to be colder or warmer?

is less humidity or more humidity in the room better for clog prevention?


#4

Too hot and too dry is the worst for a printer, and can easily cause clogging and other ink flow issues, as well as problems with paper.

As per the Epson 4900 user guide:

“Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep this product away from direct sunlight, strong light, heat sources, or air conditioners.”

[U]Best temperature and humidity levels for printing are[/U]:
59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
40 to 60% Humidity (without condensation)

Best regards~Dana