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Old May 14th, 2019 May 14, 2019 1:04:27 PM -   #16 (permalink)
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Capping station is where you do the tube flush? Or the dry cap section?
Yes the the dry part is the capping station. But also make sure the piece where you do the tube flushing is clean. If this is not clean or damaged the machine will not be able to pull ink from the head and you will have no inkflow this can lead to head clog or it is just plain old ink starvation.
 
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Capping station is where you do the tube flush? Or the dry cap section?
Yes the the dry part is the capping station. But also make sure the piece where you do the tube flushing is clean. If this is not clean or damaged the machine will not be able to pull ink from the head and you will have no inkflow this can lead to head clog or it is just plain old ink starvation.
Can i use the same liquid that I use for the tube flush on the dry cap station? How much should I put with the eyedropper? I just replaced it 2 days ago with a new one. Thank you!
 
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Not recommended, no. Get a tube washing kit and it will have the fluid that you need. Three eyedroppers full is right at the suggested 10ml of solution.

Now if you run out and are in a pinch using the cleaner fluid I would say would be better than no tube wash at all. I know that I have done it once or twice this way myself.
 
 
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Can i use the same liquid that I use for the tube flush on the dry cap station? How much should I put with the eyedropper? I just replaced it 2 days ago with a new one. Thank you!
10 ml on each dry cap? Isn't that a lot?
 
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10 ml on each dry cap? Isn't that a lot?
Just do it until it is filled, and just to be 100% clear I am using firebirds tube wash which is different than the one that Epson sells. when I filled the caps to soak my print head i just tapped the syringe to fill it if I used 2ML's i would be surprised.
 
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10 ml on each dry cap? Isn't that a lot?
Unless I am mistaken that is what Epson recommends. This is for the capping station.
 
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10 ml on each dry cap? Isn't that a lot?
Just do it until it is filled, and just to be 100% clear I am using firebirds tube wash which is different than the one that Epson sells. when I filled the caps to soak my print head i just tapped the syringe to fill it if I used 2ML's i would be surprised.
Which of these are the white caps to drop the liquid in? Thank you.
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The black oval plastic/rubber piece towards the bottom.
 
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The black oval plastic/rubber piece towards the bottom.
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Which of these are the white caps to drop the liquid in? Thank you.
If you want to do tube cleaning use the black oval bit towards the bottom, if you plan on soaking the print head to break up a clog in the print head you put it some of the tube wash in the static cap which is the grey ovals that is how you soak the head. when you are done (like the next day) you have to then clean it out afterwords.
 
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Which of these are the white caps to drop the liquid in? Thank you.
If you want to do tube cleaning use the black oval bit towards the bottom, if you plan on soaking the print head to break up a clog in the print head you put it some of the tube wash in the static cap which is the grey ovals that is how you soak the head. when you are done (like the next day) you have to then clean it out afterwords.
Thank I did this last night. I'll check when I get home. Thank you.
 
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Default Re: Possible fix for an ink clogged DTG head for desperate people

This is what it shows when i got back. Is this a good sign? LOL
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And this is what it showed after i did a medium cleaning, but still no white on nozzle check.
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