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Re: resolving banding problems


A nozzle check will show you immediately whether your problem lies in the
print heads.  Are the nozzle checks missing any bars?  If not, there's
nothing wrong with the heads.  If so, keep blasting it with Windex,
Fantastik, etc. until it goes away.

I've also seem some circumstances where the heads were so screwed that the
printer had to be replaced, but hopefully it won't come to that.

Camden Hardy


On Tue, September 5, 2006 10:09 am, Venkatram Iyer wrote:
> Thanks Michael. I have noted your recipe for future use.
> I did use Windex to clean the square pad on which the print head sits.
> A nozzle check before and after the cleaning are identical.  I am now
> assured that this may not have been the cause of the bands I have
> encountered.
> Rajul
> On 5-Sep-06, at 6:42 AM, Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:
>> Make your own cleaner. As a general ink cleaner a solution use: 1 part
>> non-foaming household ammonia (<10%), 1 part Isopropyl alcohol to 8
>> parts water. I use this in my "cleaning" cartridges for some older
>> printers but it also dissolves every ink I've tried it on.
>> ~m
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Venkatram Iyer
>>> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>>> Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 6:37 PM
>>> Subject: resolving banding problems
>>> Dear list,
>>> I am appending something I pulled out of a google search "Epson 1270
>>> roller marks" that Mark suggested earlier. Is this a good way to go?
>>> If
>>> so, the local computer store does not know about "Windolene". Where
>>> does one get that?
>>> Camden, I could not pull anything out of the Printer Software CD on
>>> the
>>> 1270 that even vaguely alludes to 'Ink Configuration'. Perhaps
>>> Windolene may be the panacea.
>>> Many thanks for your input.  Rajul