For those of us who are considering moving to “full time” digital ink jet printing from the analog darkroom the various printer cleaning steps can be a bit off putting.
Hence I wonder if it might be possible to simply use the carts that are filled with Piezoflush to periodically clean the printer. In addition, when changing from one ink set to another on the 2880, might one simply insert the carts with the Piezoflush and just run a cleaning cycle and a nozzle check? Would using the Piezoflush carts and the technique noted usually suffice? If so, cleaning when switching from one ink set to another would be both easier and more convenient. Indeed, would simply performing the steps just described make it possible to do preventive maintenance less often?
So to embellish a bit: Remove the K3 color inks that my wife uses for printing photos of the grandchildren. Insert the carts having Piezoflush, and run a cleaning cycle and nozzle check. Remove the carts with the Piezoflush. Insert the carts with the Cone inks, etc. Likewise, if one has multiple sets of Cone black and white inks, the same procedure can be used when switching between such sets. One would not have to use the Qtips to clean the capping station when changing inks, etc., etc.
In addition, when removing the carts with the Cone inks, might you confirm that my planned work flow is correct? So, if we are away for a month travelling, one might remove the carts with the Cone inks, and place the carts with Piezoflush in the printer. Store the carts with the Cone inks separate and upright in resealable plastic bags. Should the vent holes be closed when storing the carts with the Cone inks? When returning, cleaning cycle and nozzle check using the carts with the flush. Then simply shake up the carts with the Cone inks, replace the carts with the Piezoflush with the Cone ink carts, cleaning cycle, nozzle check and start to print?
Thanks for helping Dana.