It appears the printhead on my R2400 had become deliminated on the Cyan channel. In trying to find a replacement, I keep seeing the term “locked” in the ad’s title. Does anyone know what that means? I like to know before I spend the big bucks for a replacement.
Locked means the head is set for 4 *double channels only. This is for third party printers (Roland, etc).
You need an Epson OEM (original) head. They can be gotten from 4800s and 78/9800s as well.
Thanks for the reply, Walker. That is what I needed to know (I guess). Most of the printheads I see online (from China) say they are “locked”. I have queried one eBayer (US) that has a couple of the printheads but he/she has not yet responded. Thanks for saving me from making a mistake.
I have been looking at picking up either a Epson P400 or P600 to replace my R2400 (which I have had for over a decade & love its prints). Do you have any thoughts on either of these printers when using Piezography?
Both are excellent. The P400 will work similar to your 2400. Less ink investment on the front-end but more cleanings in general. The p600 is an AMAZING printer and we built extra large capacity cartridges for this to ensure that no cart runs dry if a chip reset was missed. Both are great. One is more expensive on the front-end than the other (P600 more expensive) but less expensive over the long run.
Thanks, Walker. Now I just need to decide what I want to do. The R2400 printhead that is for sale is an OEM/unlocked version but he wants $650 for it. Epson has a rebate on both the P400 ($150) and P600 ($200) right now making them more appealing. Oh, well…thanks for the help.