Clogged Epson Jets

John MacdonaldJohn Macdonald Big grinsPosts: 33Registered Users Big grins
edited January 9, 2004 in Digital Darkroom
Is there an easy way to unclog Epson printer jets?
A friend has left me with a printer and a bunch of piezography stuff that I want to fiddle with, but there seems to be some clogged jet issues with this thing.

Who knows the straight story on this?

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  • piercepierce Old hack Posts: 66Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 9, 2004
    Is there an easy way to unclog Epson printer jets?
    A friend has left me with a printer and a bunch of piezography stuff that I want to fiddle with, but there seems to be some clogged jet issues with this thing.
    Soak some blotting paper or something similar in 70% isopropyl, and put it under the print head for awhile, then run a bunch of cleaning cycles. repeat until you get good results. If the thing is completely dried out, it can take a way long time, and might even empty an ink cart or two.

    Epsons work best if you use them at least once a week. I've got a older Epson 740 thats printed 1000s of pages, still going strong.. Awhile back it got clogged from neglect, and I used that as an excuse to get a Photo 825, then managed to get the 740 cleared again and running on all jets...
  • John MacdonaldJohn Macdonald Big grins Posts: 33Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 9, 2004
    Thanks!
    I'll have to pull the piezography ink from it and try that with a standard ink cartrige.



    pierce wrote:
    Soak some blotting paper or something similar in 70% isopropyl, and put it under the print head for awhile, then run a bunch of cleaning cycles. repeat until you get good results. If the thing is completely dried out, it can take a way long time, and might even empty an ink cart or two.

    Epsons work best if you use them at least once a week. I've got a older Epson 740 thats printed 1000s of pages, still going strong.. Awhile back it got clogged from neglect, and I used that as an excuse to get a Photo 825, then managed to get the 740 cleared again and running on all jets...
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