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rockingroy
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« on: January 12, 2019, 04:43:06 PM »

Has any one any ideas as to how often to run the unclog routine to try and make sure you don't get any clogs?

This is for Epson printer.

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Roy Wraight


After posting this I have just read another question and 3 days is mentioned does this sound right?
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MelW
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 08:13:56 PM »

I am now on my 4th Epson printer.  I run unclog basically 3 times a week and it has greatly reduced the number of clogs.  But I don't think that you can absolutely prevent them.  I have had clogs occur at the end of a full day of printing when all colors have been running and printing for hours on end.  In addition, I run an unclog and then a nozzle check at the start of every print session and after each cartridge change.  You may still get clogs, but much less frequently.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 05:40:30 PM »

Thanks for your reply.

I also have had 3 or 4 Epson printers and the nozzle clogging started when I changed from dye inks always used epsons.

I just perhaps thought that their was a good solution.

Roy Wraight
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 06:26:44 PM »

Yes.  Me too.  I have never used anything other than the Epson cartridges.  I have not studied this very scientifically - I have no metrics.  So I still get clogs - unpredictably as I mentioned.  But I am positive that they are much fewer and farther between now that I regularly run the unclog cycle.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 05:03:24 PM »

I have used several Epson's for over the last 15 years and have only had three serious clogs.  None have occurred since I read an article about 12 years ago suggesting not to turn the printer off.  This also stops the ink waste when the printer is turned back on! I currently have an Epson 2880.  When there is a problem, the Qimage "unclog" works well and I have rarely had to resort to using Epson's unclog

Now I use the unclog routine prior to printing a large and/or critical image.  Or, when the printer turned off because of a power loss. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 07:53:46 PM »

I had an epson Workforce multifunction for general use and it kept clogging despite Qimage's unclog routine and its being in daily use.  I put it down to third party inks though their manufacturers denied this.  I got a second Workforce and used only Epson inks and it clogged irreparably just like the first.  I now have a Brother MFC which never gives trouble - tempting fate. I don't pretend these multifuntions are photo printers.

I also have had an Epson 3880 since not long after they came out.  No issues, a brilliant printer so Epson CAN do it.

So, to answer the question how often to run unclog?  Depends on the printer.  For the 3880 - never run unclog seems to work fine! Otherwise try an expensive Epson perhaps using the same class of inks as their 3880 or try a different maker.

Sandy
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