We’re not saying it’s okay to let a Cone powered Epson sit unused! Even our inks will eventually settle out in the printer that is left unattended – and then a sudden push of settled pigments into the ink exchanger can cause temporary clogging that is difficult to clear.
And sometimes it’s difficult to not get mad at the OEM – when you’ve done everything you can with the utilities that they give you. The utilities are just so painfully inadequate with recent models. But, giving you a true Power Clean would allow you to more easily change to 3rd party inks…and that is something the OEM is powerfully trying to prevent. The last time these were seen were on the older X880 models.
The one printer family that in retrospect really needed a true Power Clean (pulls out one third the internal ink) was the X900 line. And that is the number one printer line that our products save on a regular basis. But, let’s face it. The OEM makes money when your printer clogs and the only utilities you have are to run are endless minor cleaning cycles.
So, you are probably asking yourself what can you do at this point. Don’t be depressed. And don’t try experimenting with home-made solutions. Ammonia and copper (way too much copper in an Epson print head) are not really compatible. Also – quick-drying window cleaners can make things worse!
We have a time-proven solution that is so effective that it can actually reclaim what are considered to be “permanently clogged channels”. PiezoFlush can’t fix everything – but our customers have reported being given printers such as Epson 4900s with several permanently clogged channels and using our PiezoFlush as instructed and reclaiming the entire print head. The compromised gift horse printer given to them for free is suddenly a thoroughbred printing system gained at an incredible value.
What you will need to unclog your printer is different for desktop printers and Pro printers. We define desktop printers as those having small ink cartridges that are affixed to and travel back and forth with the print head. We define pro printers as having remote cartridges that feed ink to the print head through long ink lines and have ink dampers or an ink exchanger between the print head and the ink cartridges.