I recently returned to NYC and bought a used Epson 3800. Obviously I do not know the history of this printer.
There is a problem producing a complete Cyan nozzle check. See here. I have done about half a dozen power cleaning cycles and many normal cleanings. I am left with one segment that does not print. There do not appear to be any other issues with the printer.
I have also used the nozzle cleaning function in Qimage and printed just the Cyan channels (I think) which you can see here. It is difficult for me to see anything obvious revealing the missing segment in the nozzle check pattern.
I hesitate to burn through any more ink for the time being.
How serious a problem is this when making prints? Any suggestions on additional things to try to clear the remaining nozzle(s)?
I plan to use the Special Edition inks in this printer. I have some from a previous order but will be ordering more during the summer sale. Would it make sense to turn this printer into a K6 printer to bypass the Cyan (Carbon Shade 2) cartridge and have the appropriate curve(s) made?
I like using Epson Exhibition Fiber. Is there an existing K7 curve for Special Edition + Exhibition Fiber on a 3800?
Thanks for any assistance.