How do you know the printhead is clogged? I see so many posts on here that the first thing people do when they are not getting ink is automatically thought the printhead is clogged.
Your dampers might be clogged. Your capping station might not be working properly. There are many ways to check this before you buy a printhead.
It takes 5 to 6 times in my experience to charge the dampers with long cleanings. Before they are charged. You can remove the dampers, turn them upside down and shoot some flushing solution into the dampers while squeezing the spring. if it is coming out the other end it is not clogged. Keep flushing them until they are clean and put them back in.
I assumed from the statement above you removed the printhead and shot flushing solution into the posts on the top. If it is cascading out of the bottom of the printhead, it is not clogged.
Take a syringe and suck out ink from the waste tubes on the bottom of the capping station. If you are not getting ink or there is not an effort to pull the syringe your capping station is not sealed or is not sucking ink properly.
If you have no issues and your still not getting ink then you have another issue. If your printhead was allowing the flushing solution to come thru then it is not your printhead.
I have had an M2 for seven years. I leave it parked on the weekend. I have never once had a printhead clog.
I'm sorry to say but if you do not use this machine it is going to be a problem. Not just doing a nozzle check a day or printing one thing and leaving it. This machine is not for part-time use. If you just have a small part time gig after work then transfers or something much less consuming is better.
Having a DTG
is like having a baby. It is consuming, to say the least. I just came back from a trade show and watched guy after guy sell DTG
's to people but do not even scratch the surface of what is involved.
It is nowhere near as easy as they make it sound. Even if you follow the recommended steps for daily cleaning it is not close to what you need to really do.
Sorry, I get frustrated with the printing industry because of this. I see so many people spending thousands to replace parts that they don't need to right away.