[Alt-photo] Re: Third party inks
dlhbloomfield at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 21:18:42 UTC 2013
Wait-- what? People do housekeeping "on a regular basis??" Gosh. I had no clue.
On Sep 9, 2013, at 4:42 PM, Sandy King wrote:
> Cleaning the print head with Windex (non-ammonia type recommended), and/or cleaning the capping station and wiper blade are all good practices that should be done on a regular basis, like housekeeping.
> However, keeping all of the nozzles firing is not in my experience an either/or issue. Some times cleaning as above helps, at other times you need to run a regular cleaning cycle (which uses just a bit of each ink) , and at other times you have to run a power cleaning cycle (which uses a lot of ink).
> Unfortunately if you allow the printer to go unused for long periods of time you may get a nozzle clog that will not clear, no matter what you do. And the probability of this happening is much greater in arid climates. Andy's suggestion to place something inside the printer near the head that maintains constant humidity is a good one that has been used in many professional printing establishments.
> Regarding the 3800, many people I know got a permanent nozzle clog with the Magenta. And you can read about it all over the internet. In fact, my deep suspicion is that Epson changed the name to the 3880 with the new Vivid Magenta and Vivid Light Magenta because of the problem of the Magenta ink in the 3800, but have never publicly recognized the problem. Or perhaps I am just too skeptical?
More information about the Alt-photo-process-list