[ILUG] unfreezing(?) the printhead of an ink-jet printer?
eibhear.geo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 12:58:22 IST 2007
Frank Peelo wrote:
> Brian Foster wrote:
>> I've an Epson Stylus C84 Photo ink-jet printer which,
I was in CartridgeWorld recently and noticed a rather depressing sign. It
says that all Epson printers must be used frequently (i.e. once-a-day or
more) in order for the print heads to be maintained in good working order.
When I showed him my cartridge that I wanted refilled and then told him
that the printer had been sitting idle for about 12 months (moving house,
permanent job with easy access to printers and no need to maintain a CV,
etc.), he shook his head sadly.
As the Epson printer design has the print-heads in the printer and not in
the cartridge (as with others -- HP printers, half of Canon's printers),
when the print-heads get clogged, and then damaged in Epson printers, it's
time to bin the printer itself. Yer man in the shop said that Epson is
reluctant to fix these printers, and advises against using them at all
unless you require to use it every day.
I've lost a C84 too. And I've decided that colour is over-rated anyway.
Éibhear Ó hAnluain
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