Hi! I visited Cone Editions for a private piezography workshop on printing digital negatives a few months ago. You showed me how to clean and care for the Epson 9800 and advised me to replace the capping station and dampers. I replaced the capping station, and that was fine. I then ran piezoflush through the printer and that was also fine, nozzle checks were printing much better after almost blank before. Then, I changed the dampers and since that step I have run into problems.
I have had almost blank nozzle checks (mostly) and piezoflush is leaking from the print head. When I replaced the dampers I realized that they might not be inserted correctly so I took them out and re-installed them. I think they are all in the correct position now, but perhaps they are not. Is there another possible problem? Perhaps the film on one of the dampers is damaged? At first there were drips here and there on the paper when I ran nozzle checks, but those have gone away since I re-inserted the dampers. But when I move the head to the center of the printer and let it sit there a few minutes, and then move it again, I can see that piezoflush has dripped out. And the nozzle checks are still mostly blank. I did run an ink charge after replacing the dampers.
Any thoughts you have on this would be much appreciated! I don’t want to cause more problems. I have a set of peizography meth 1 inks ready to install in the printer, but of course I don’t want to do this until the problem is solved.
Also, I tried to start a new thread about this problem, but it said I was not allowed…
Thanks in advance for your help!