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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 2:27:57 PM -   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: Epson 4880 DTG print head cleaning strategies

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Etchy, did you ever find a better price for a 4880 print head?
you can try this company Encompass Parts: Replacement parts and accessories
They sell all Epson printer parts for low prices and they even order some from epson directly if they do not have them in stock.

I have bought a lot of parts including print heads for my Freejet from them. The price I paid for the printhead(1290 model) was at least 60% cheaper than listed on ebay.

I believe you need to know a part # for a print head to find it on their website.

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I have found one for just $229 there but it is not available. See it at http://www.encompassparts.com/item/7...ad_Sp4880_7880

Just make sure your printer has the same part # (F187000) I guess that part # was used in earlier versions of these printers and there should be a new part #.

If you need to replace anything else just google for your model parts list. You will find a pdf/doc or whatever format is in there and then you can find an original number for parts you are looking for. Then you can just serach for this part # on encompass website and you will get the best price.

If you cannot find your printer part list there are some websites that sells them and all kind of manual including service manuals for $2-5. I used one of them to find epson service utility and a part list for my Epson 1290 based flatbed printer.

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Old November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 9:23:32 PM -   #47 (permalink)
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I have one and it does work.

It doesn't try to push any blockage out, it sucks it back.

The machine certainly takes the tedium out of the cleaning/recovery process.

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How bad of a clog did it recover?
 
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you can try this company Encompass Parts: Replacement parts and accessories
They sell all Epson printer parts for low prices and they even order some from epson directly if they do not have them in stock.

I have bought a lot of parts including print heads for my Freejet from them. The price I paid for the printhead(1290 model) was at least 60% cheaper than listed on ebay.

I believe you need to know a part # for a print head to find it on their website.

Update:

I have found one for just $229 there but it is not available. See it at Encompass Parts: Epson F187000 Print Head Sp4880 7880

Just make sure your printer has the same part # (F187000) I guess that part # was used in earlier versions of these printers and there should be a new part #.

If you need to replace anything else just google for your model parts list. You will find a pdf/doc or whatever format is in there and then you can find an original number for parts you are looking for. Then you can just serach for this part # on encompass website and you will get the best price.

If you cannot find your printer part list there are some websites that sells them and all kind of manual including service manuals for $2-5. I used one of them to find epson service utility and a part list for my Epson 1290 based flatbed printer.

That website is really outdated. They aren't available because print heads don't exist for $229 anymore nor did an F187000 print head. Back 8 months ago you could buy from Epson for about that much then get hit with tax. My price is nowhere near $400 so a consumers price isn't either.You can't get F187000 heads anymore anyways unless you need one you can request it but they cost more from Epson.
 
 
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That website is really outdated.
It is not outdated, it just has and shows all parts in their database. If they are discontinued then you will get "not available".

I just used the part # I could find for a 4880 print head. I do not have 4880 and I have googled to find it. That was the first one I found. Unfortunately their search based on printer model does not work at all.

If you use the last part # with their search you will get both the price and availability.

Anyway it is up to you. If you do not to buy from them it is your choice. Everybody else will save a lot on parts if they do.
 
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Don't know if you saw my username but I know what Epson can/can't sell and at what price. Not trying to be a know it all but they don't sell heads at that price anymore, 6 months ago they hiked up the price by $250 so that $299 price doesn't exist nor will it for a long time. If you do find one at that price then it will have to be refurbished and outside the U.S. and if you do get one like that it won't work good. Lots of my customers fork out the money, get one and pop it in the printer with a bunch of clogged nozzles or will pop in the head and its guts are fried. Just a fair warning "Don't do it man!"
 
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i have no idea how to clean the printer heads and what liquids to use...what can i use that i can find in a hardware store? i live 2000 miles away from the USA so help please.
 
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Default Re: Epson 4880 DTG print head cleaning strategies

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We have had really good luck with sticking to this regimen. One important rule is to clean the print head *every* day whether you use it or not.

We have also found that checking the integrity of the rubber seal on the capping station is important. As soon as it exhibits signs of roughness along the top edge, we replace the capping station. Failing to do this will seriously compromise the vacuum needed for good head cleaning (both regular and power cleans).

Another item ... when you replace the print head, also replace all of the damper valves. It's a good investment in peace of mind.

We just recently replaced the print head after almost a year of service and several thousand shirts. It was a black teflon-coated head. Its replacement is one of the older shiny gold-color heads which has already developed a few clogged nozzles, so our next replacement will be a teflon-coated head again.
Hi if you dont mind, can you do a video for all of your cleaning strategies when you are free. since you do it everyday and I can see you are really care of your machine. I am great to see how you maintain it with your heart.
 
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Default Re: Epson 4880 DTG print head cleaning strategies

Sorry to gravedig on this thread, but somebody mentioned retrofitting a DX5 onto a 4880 machine. I've got a T-Jet Blazer Express - is that something that's possible on my unit?
 
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Sorry to gravedig on this thread, but somebody mentioned retrofitting a DX5 onto a 4880 machine. I've got a T-Jet Blazer Express - is that something that's possible on my unit?

It's not retrofitting anything...the DX5 is what came with the 4880.
 
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Default Re: Epson 4880 DTG print head cleaning strategies

Would Service Code 00010028 be resolved without changing printhead.. I think my printhead is severely clogged.. It does not even process nozzle check and print white strip of ink instead proper lines..
Any thoughts and help would be appreciated> Thanks
 
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Are you able to or have you attempted to flush the printhead?
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