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Old October 3rd, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 7:21:55 AM -   #61 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

For small tubing go to Fish Store, Petsmart,
Look for small aquarium air line tubing.
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Old October 3rd, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 7:04:38 PM -   #62 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

Thanks JonMig.... I wish I could follow what you mean but I don't think I am enough of a seasoned vet with the machine yet to pull something like that off... haha. I don't know where to begin with that but great to hear it worked so well I hope I find something in the future to make it easier to clear clogs. I hope to hear soon about the device I heard Peter is developing.
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Old October 3rd, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 11:47:21 PM -   #63 (permalink)
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Thanks JonMig.... I wish I could follow what you mean but I don't think I am enough of a seasoned vet with the machine yet to pull something like that off... haha. I don't know where to begin with that but great to hear it worked so well I hope I find something in the future to make it easier to clear clogs. I hope to hear soon about the device I heard Peter is developing.

hi jmc ,I'm intrigued now what device are we talking about from Peter? ,one idea I have looked at is a machine called the ink master but it costs a fortune
 
 
Old October 5th, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 10:42:13 AM -   #64 (permalink)
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Yea I just checked out ink master. pretty pricey. I spent 12 hours yesterday working on my print head. As of 2 am this morning almost all nozzles on every channel expect black was back. I still have like half of all my black nozzles out. I am working on it again today. I am 5 minutes away from a nervous breakdown. I have jobs pending and I am wasting tons of ink on power cleans after each waterfall/reverse waterfall I have done. If the head is not back after today I am sure I will have to just get a new one because doing this over and over again is not fun.
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

this will sound bold, but i guarantee that there is nothing wrong with your head. it's very rare that you would have a head failure on the cmyk side. i know it's frustrating as i've faced this as well. everytime you separate the head from the dampers, you get a bit of air in there which can cause the "vapor lock" issue. foaming can occur by doing too many head cleans, along with other mysterious issues that all inkjet printers have.

the best scenario is to get into a groove where the ink is moving and head cleans are at a minimum. i just finished a long, exhausting run of over 850 prints (cmyk only) that began last Saturday, and i only had to perform 2 regular head cleans. my auto-maintenance is set at 6 hours (white ink is in) and it maybe did one or so over night. keeping the ink moving is crucial, and once you have all the nozzles firing, you just print away!

that's why i don't stress out over a few missing nozzles on the white side. it doesn't affect the print and you are risking further issues with the other colors.
 
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

Anyone got a link to ink master?
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Old October 5th, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 2:11:12 PM -   #67 (permalink)
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here you go ....
both machines are aimed at head maintenance ,I believe that the Print head-doctor by using a sonic bath can harm the crystals in the head ,the ink-master is the better of the 2 in my opinion but they're both just well over-priced

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Old October 5th, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 4:46:26 PM -   #68 (permalink)
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Has anyone used the inkmaster on the neoflex?
 
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

Thanks Sean, I am going to put it back together and print some stuff tomorrow. Maybe it is just something that will clear out but yesterday before waterfall in it the black was completely out... After waterfall the first time some came back and then the second time half of them came back... So I figured I would try again today to get them all back. The reason I thought it was the head was that when water falling I can tell that all the nozzles are not firing.
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Old October 6th, 2012 Oct 6, 2012 12:52:08 AM -   #70 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

I use one of these

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I use one of these
This was/is AA concept. LOL
John, is that working well and fast?
I never knew these are available. , so dumb of me. Lack of research.
John, how much was it?
Sometime buy in bulk is cheaper than mfging with someone to blame
Again, I see NeoFamily strength. I am so proud of NeoFamily. Our knowledge levels are way ahead than many others. And never stop for better. I will contact them as soon as you give me green light. AA Dr.D is too slow and too many projects in his hand, lol.
If we only have one channel? Take longer but cheaper?
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

Instead of using Iproof Jockey how about this? Free!
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Old October 6th, 2012 Oct 6, 2012 2:34:10 AM -   #73 (permalink)
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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

This is mine working - turn the sound down as it's noisey!


Yes, it works. It takes the labour out of doing the work and you can choose from many different programs, shut off channels that don't need attention etc etc. You can set it to work for as many hours/minutes as you wish.

Before I use it I do clean the printehead manually to remove ink so it doesn't quickly contaminate the the cleaning solution.

Give your friend Fred a call - I PMd you his email, address and phone number.

Glad you got back safely and shame you couldn't find time to get over here

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That unit is a total surprise to me too John I didn't know it existed its similar to the printhead doctor using different cleaning programmes,and I see that it's developed by Fred Padilla of whom also created the Csets for Dtg brand (a very clever and helpful guy!) ,your initial experience indicated that the unit wasn't fully developed what was wrong with it originally John?

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Default Re: What to do with clogged nozzles

Fred is not a manufacturer of this unit. I need mfg's name to deal with. I want to supply to all NeoFamily at my cost as I did on Viper.
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