Mike Chaney's Tech Corner
June 19, 2021, 11:31:18 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Feb 2013: Qimage Ultimate Challenges... have fun and explore features!
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Professional ICC Profiling Software for Windows
Create custom ICC profiles with
Profile Prism for accurate color!
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Unclog schedule question (p800)  (Read 2844 times)
Posts: 5

View Profile Email
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:24:06 PM »

Was reluctant to use scheduled unclog on my 3800, b/c I had read that leaving the head unparked risked drying the ink ports.
I have just had to junk my 3800, b/c of terminally blocked magenta ink jets.  So, revisiting the issue of every 3 day unclog.
On balance worth the risk?  Is there a risk of not parking head?
Forum Superhero
Posts: 3305

View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 02:00:06 PM »

The unclog scheduler is just going to print a purge sheet on your schedule: the printer treats the purge sheet as a "normal" print so the printer is going to print normally and (as with any other print) the head will return to parked position when the print is done.

So the head is still going to stay in parked position between unclog/purge cycles.  The difference is, if you purge on a 3 day schedule, the ink sitting on the surface of the head will only be 3 days old at most and that prevents the drying out problem.

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!