Hi Jon, Dana, and Kelly,
I just finished cleaning the capping station and wiper for the first time. I’ve owned the printer since early February and had run off about 50 8.5 x 11 prints to date. I have just changed the VLM cartridge, and 2 more are soon to follow.
In the R3000 maintenance you describe a method using a folded Bounty paper towel soaked in piezoflush to clean the head, but with warnings that the method is invasive and much care should be taken to avoid damaging the head.
Is this head cleaning method something that should be reserved for a clogged nozzle or other printing problems? Or should this be a part of a monthly maintenance routine? Will the automated head cleaning along with keeping the wiper and capping station clean be sufficient?