Per Dana's fondness of the epson 7880 I have gone out and purchased myself a second hand epson 7880 - I have checked that all nozzles are firing, cleaning up the wiper blade, the capping station. The printer hasn't seen much use and have been sitting around for quite a while, but in what appears to be in humid conditions so the heads seems pretty decent to me! Although I have noticed that they clog randomly after doing head cleanings - but I suspect that is the old dampers with all their builtup.
I have ordered a new set of dampers, replacable carts and a gallon of piezoflush, but I was wondering what order of flushing the printer with piezoflush and changing the dampers would be ideal. I would imagine these dampers are like 4+ years old.
Would the most ideal be scenario A:
1: Install cartridges with piezoflush, and perform initial fill
2: Change dampers
Or Scenario B:
1: Change dampers
2: Install cartridges with piezoflush, and perform initial fill
My initial thoughts would be scenario A as that way the new dampers will see nothing but piezoflush and fresh piezography ink. But perhaps I am wrong? I can see scenario A also means flushing out all the stuff from the dirty dampers into the printhead - but I have already done a fair amount of head cleans so I don't know if an initial fill will add any less/more damage?