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Old October 17th, 2018 Oct 17, 2018 1:07:51 PM -   #46 (permalink)
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The best way around it is prevention, by cleaning more often than recommended. Think of it as a car oil change... more often is better.



Another possible solution is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf6kOEtgQqE
I've seen that video, and despite it being extremely funny to basically anyone who's ever operated an Epson printer, it is largely unhelpful.

The reality is that nobody can afford to spend as much time maintaining these printers as they seemingly need. I could also change the oil in my car every day, but that's not practical.

Additionally, because all the other colors are firing without any issues whatsoever, it seems much less like a maintenance error and much more like a problem with the hardware. Especially considering all the other folks on here with the same issue. I figured the white channels would be my problem children because they solidify more easily in the head. But why cyan if there isn't a problem with the construction or the ink? In the end, I'd just like a way to fix it without spending over 2 grand on this thing. Especially since it's likely to happen over and over again. If this is just a standard operating procedure with this printer, they really need to make the head replacements substantially cheaper.
 
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I've seen that video, and despite it being extremely funny to basically anyone who's ever operated an Epson printer, it is largely unhelpful.
It is helpful actually, but you missed the important points. a) The issue is not channel specific, and b) printheads will clog easier after some use.
Also, partial clogs cause overheating, and will shorten the life of the printhead substantially.

DTG printers require a lot more maintenance than the sales people will tell you. The same thing applies for all other machines.
 
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Not sure about other DTGs but my Epson's requires very little maintenance at all.

Print morning routine:

Power up and do a nozzle check. Clean white head on light setting if needed (once in a while but not very often).

End of print day routine:

Clean the head cap with solution and a linen swab. Maybe two minutes tops once you get the hang of it.

Pop out the spit tray (don't forget a paper towel or it will drip). Rinse it out in the sink. Clean out the spit tray itself with a bit of Windex and a paper towel (Epson recommends warm water but, oh well). Again, two minutes, TOPS!

So on every print day my Epson F2100 maintenance is around 5 minutes a day.

You will need to replace the usual perishable items about every three months or so. This consists of three things and all three are drop in items. Maybe 5 minutes on this one also.

Don't forget that F2000 owners also need to do a manual "TUBE WASH" which is not really a tube wash at all. You just drop 10ml of chemical into the head cap that you just cleaned (maybe 30 seconds of effort with a plastic eye dropper) and you are finished.

~Does wiping down my DTGs with Windex and a paper towel once in a while count???

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