I purchased a set of inks and the piezowash a few weeks ago for my old 4800 printer, which I currently have using an all-black Epson ink blend for digital negatives, so I’m already using refillable inks and have a spare set of flush carts.
I also looked into getting parts to refresh the printer while I make the change to the IJM inks. To that end, I bought new dampers, wipers, capping unit, and ink sponge to replace. I also got a cutter blade, but won’t replace that yet as mine is still working well (I rarely use the built-in cutter).
SO… I’m looking for advice on the best sequence for making the parts switch. My thought is that I should pull the current inks and run some wash to clean the lines before I replace the damper, ink sponge, and capping unit.
Then, do all the maintenance to the printer.
Then, install the new inks and get them charged and running.
Alternatively, I could just do the maintenance first, but I would then have to push the old ink through the new dampers and sponges which seems like a bad idea.
I don’t think I see a specific article that addresses when the parts maintenance should occur as part of an ink change-out, but maybe I missed a mention to this somewhere.