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  • EdW
    Happy New Year! The Holidays are over. I can t believe 2011 has gone by so quickly. It s time to start 2012 off right. I ve created 2012 Calendars and Print
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 1, 2012
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      Happy New Year!

      The Holidays are over. I can't believe 2011 has gone by so quickly. It's time to start 2012 off right. I've created 2012 Calendars and Print Templates for Lightroom.

      Download them from my site, www.redphotographic.com. (free of course)

      Be creative and have fun!! It's a great way to share photos with family and friends.

      Drop me an email if you have any comments or questions.

      Keep shooting and sharing your work!

      Ed Weaver
    • Arthur Fink
      I ve heard of printer heads drying out when not used regularly, but this is just the opposite. I had been printing all day on my Epson 4000 (sorry -- with
      Message 2 of 13 , Jan 1, 2012
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        I've heard of printer heads drying out when not used regularly, but
        this is just the opposite.

        I had been printing all day on my Epson 4000 (sorry -- with color
        inks!), when all of the sudden I got a bad print, with banding,
        etc. It looked like a clogged print head, and, indeed, a nozzle
        check confirmed as much.

        Two regular cleanings did nothing, but then a third seemed to produce
        a good nozzle check. But ... the next print was bad again, and
        another nozzle check looked just as bad as before.

        So ... I ran Epson's "Power Clean" (which I'm told is power profit
        for Epson). Now the Magenta part of the nozzle check is completely
        blank. Ough!

        Any ideas

        1. What to do? (And, of course, I've got a hang a show
        on Tuesday, for which I've not none several of the prints)

        2. Why the nozzle would clog up in such a way.

        Thanks for any help!


        Arthur Fink

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      • Mark Savoia
        Sounds like air in the line or that cart. Try another M cart. Mark http://www.stillrivereditions.com
        Message 3 of 13 , Jan 1, 2012
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          Sounds like air in the line or that cart. Try another M cart.

          Mark
          http://www.stillrivereditions.com

          On Jan 1, 2012, at 4:49 PM, Arthur Fink wrote:

          >
          > I've heard of printer heads drying out when not used regularly, but
          > this is just the opposite.
          >
          > I had been printing all day on my Epson 4000 (sorry -- with color
          > inks!), when all of the sudden I got a bad print, with banding,
          > etc. It looked like a clogged print head, and, indeed, a nozzle
          > check confirmed as much.
          >
          > Two regular cleanings did nothing, but then a third seemed to produce
          > a good nozzle check. But ... the next print was bad again, and
          > another nozzle check looked just as bad as before.
          >
          > So ... I ran Epson's "Power Clean" (which I'm told is power profit
          > for Epson). Now the Magenta part of the nozzle check is completely
          > blank. Ough!
          >
          > Any ideas
          >
          > 1. What to do? (And, of course, I've got a hang a show
          > on Tuesday, for which I've not none several of the prints)
          >
          > 2. Why the nozzle would clog up in such a way.
          >
          > Thanks for any help!
          >
          >
          > Arthur Fink
        • Mark MacKenzie
          Hello Arthur. I have an Epson 4000 and have had something similar happen perhaps twice in total. In my case I finally tracked it back to what I think was a
          Message 4 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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            Hello Arthur.

            I have an Epson 4000 and have had something similar happen perhaps twice
            in total. In my case I finally tracked it back to what I think was a
            progressively clogged ink damper. I used an expended ink cart filled
            with flushing/cleaning fluid to first fill the line and magenta damper
            and then let it sit overnight and do a cleaning cycle followed by a
            number of solid magenta prints.

            Another time there may have been some air in the line or a problem in
            passing enough ink through the damper to actually pull ink or cleaning
            fluid through the line so I very slightly overfilled the magenta cart
            (with cleaning fluid I think) with a bit of air from a syringe, which
            with a full cart should mean it was very slightly pressurized. In my
            case this seemed to do the trick and normal printing picked up after
            clearing the cleaning fluid with a normally filled ink cart.

            BTW, I now use only third party inks (Image Specialist/MIS), make my own
            profiles, etc. and see no difference in performance or anything else
            with Epson inks except of course for the major price difference.

            Regards

            Mark MacKenzie
            Alcalde, New Mexico
          • Lutsky, Berel
            if there is sufficient ink in the cart - You may have a clogged damper screen - good news is they are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace on this
            Message 5 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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              if there is sufficient ink in the cart - You may have a clogged damper screen - good news is they are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace on this printer -

              Berel Lutsky
              Associate Professor of Art
              UW Manitowoc
              920-683-4735
            • Arthur Fink
              ... Thanks, Berel. Can anybody point me towards instruction on how to replace the damper screen , and where to obtain a new one. Also, any Epson technicians
              Message 6 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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                At 09:51 AM 1/2/2012, Lutsky, Berel wrote:

                >if there is sufficient ink in the cart - You may have a clogged
                >damper screen - good news is they are relatively inexpensive and
                >easy to replace on this printer -

                Thanks, Berel. Can anybody point me towards instruction on how to
                replace the "damper screen", and where to obtain a new one.

                Also, any Epson technicians in the Portland Maine area? I don't want
                to have to drive me printer down to Boston, and then go back to pick
                it up. In fact, I'd prefer not to have to carry it anywhere ... if
                there is somebody who could come to my studio in Portland, Maine.

                Arthur Fink

                Arthur Fink Photography

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                and other subjects of interest and amusement

                Studio / Gallery in Portland, Maine, and also on Peaks Island
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              • Arthur Fink
                ... All I have is a relatively full 220 ml cartridge. Can you recommend a source for empty cart and cleaning fluid, or perhaps a cart filled with cleaning
                Message 7 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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                  At 08:03 AM 1/2/2012, Mark MacKenzie wrote:

                  >I have an Epson 4000 and have had something similar happen perhaps twice
                  >in total. In my case I finally tracked it back to what I think was a
                  >progressively clogged ink damper. I used an expended ink cart filled
                  >with flushing/cleaning fluid to first fill the line and magenta damper
                  >and then let it sit overnight and do a cleaning cycle followed by a
                  >number of solid magenta prints.

                  All I have is a relatively full 220 ml cartridge. Can you recommend
                  a source for empty cart and cleaning fluid, or perhaps a cart filled
                  with cleaning fluid?

                  >Another time there may have been some air in the line or a problem in
                  >passing enough ink through the damper to actually pull ink or cleaning
                  >fluid through the line so I very slightly overfilled the magenta cart
                  >(with cleaning fluid I think) with a bit of air from a syringe, which
                  >with a full cart should mean it was very slightly pressurized. In my
                  >case this seemed to do the trick and normal printing picked up after
                  >clearing the cleaning fluid with a normally filled ink cart.

                  Can you be more detailed? You took a full cartridge, and put
                  additional air into the cartridge?

                  Arthur

                  Arthur Fink Photography

                  Pictures of dancers, weddings, births, fish,
                  and other subjects of interest and amusement

                  Studio / Gallery in Portland, Maine, and also on Peaks Island
                  www.arthurfinkphoto.com af@... 207.615.5722

                  Read, and comment on, my blog: www.InsightAndClarity.com

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                • Paul
                  What is it with the 4000? It s the only relatively recent Epson printer that has had a reputation for clogging. As to magenta, they (well at least Epson and
                  Message 8 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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                    What is it with the 4000? It's the only relatively recent Epson printer that has had a reputation for clogging.

                    As to magenta, they (well at least Epson and MIS) sink like rocks in my tests. My hypothesis is that the magenta is weak by nature and they make the particles larger to offset that weakness.

                    Paul
                    www.PaulRoark.com
                  • joec@lagunaservice.com
                    The only way to tell what and where the problem is to Remove the print head Check the gasket on the ink dampers Gently syringe some cleaning fluid through the
                    Message 9 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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                      The only way to tell what and where the problem is to

                      Remove the print head

                      Check the gasket on the ink dampers

                      Gently syringe some cleaning fluid through the magenta nozzle if it is
                      clogged you will not get fluid through. If it is delaminated you will get
                      fluid around bottom of head or up another nozzle. if fluid goes through then
                      you have electrical problem

                      In my experience with the 4000

                      The heads can delaminate

                      Electrically stop firing

                      Have air leak where the damper connects with the head

                      I've seen this happen a lot with magenta and black nozzles

                      Hope this helps

                      Joe cettina

                      Laguna service



                      From: DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint@yahoogroups.com
                      [mailto:DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul
                      Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 11:20 AM
                      To: DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: [Digital BW] Re: Epson 4000 -- Magenta cartridge not firing





                      What is it with the 4000? It's the only relatively recent Epson printer that
                      has had a reputation for clogging.

                      As to magenta, they (well at least Epson and MIS) sink like rocks in my
                      tests. My hypothesis is that the magenta is weak by nature and they make the
                      particles larger to offset that weakness.

                      Paul
                      www.PaulRoark.com





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                    • Arthur Fink
                      ... . . . Clearly beyond my ability. And I believe I d be foolhardy to go that deep into my printer. So, two questions: * Are there any Epson service people
                      Message 10 of 13 , Jan 2, 2012
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                        At 01:08 PM 1/2/2012, joec@... wrote:

                        >The only way to tell what and where the problem is to
                        >
                        >Remove the print head
                        . . .

                        Clearly beyond my ability. And I believe I'd be foolhardy to go that
                        deep into my printer.

                        So, two questions:

                        * Are there any Epson service people in the Portland Maine area? (I
                        know there are no repair facilities, but I imagine there may be
                        somebody who works independently, or a service tech heading up to
                        Maine on a ski trip who wouldn't mind a service call.)

                        * How much might such a repair cost? And is it worthwhile, or is it
                        time to buy a new large printer?


                        Arthur Fink



                        Arthur Fink Photography

                        Pictures of dancers, weddings, births, fish,
                        and other subjects of interest and amusement

                        Studio / Gallery in Portland, Maine, and also on Peaks Island
                        www.arthurfinkphoto.com af@... 207.615.5722

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                      • Mark MacKenzie
                        Hi Arthur. I am using Epson ink carts which I had used until empty (mostly) and then refilled with MIS (Image Specialist) ink after resetting the cartridge
                        Message 11 of 13 , Jan 3, 2012
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                          Hi Arthur.

                          I am using Epson ink carts which I had used until empty (mostly) and
                          then refilled with MIS (Image Specialist) ink after resetting the
                          cartridge chip with a "resetter".

                          I saved or I think actually received some empty carts (a full set) from
                          an internet friend and then filled these with cleaning or flushing fluid
                          also purchased from MIS.

                          However, that is to make up a full set and you were asking after one cart.

                          From the MIS site:
                          http://www.inksupply.com/product-details.cfm?pn=CC-T5436 is the URL for
                          a " *7600/4000 LT MAG CLEANING CART" *already filled with cleaning
                          fluid. Currently listed at $24.00

                          With the above cart you shouldn't need a chip resetter device but if you
                          go the route I did you will. The resetter will reset to "full" the
                          normal Epson cart chip when the original cartridge is nearly empty.
                          Directions are on the inksupply website in any case.

                          Overfilling an ink cart is not for the faint hearted or the unluck*y
                          *and I don't suggest you go this route, I regret mentioning this as the
                          possibility for filling parts of your printer with ink which are not
                          supposed to be so, is high.

                          Good luck. I have survived some really stubborn clogs with my 4000 and
                          know how frustrating and worrisome it can be.

                          Knock on wood, since switching back to Macs and running a daily purge
                          print I have not had a clog (got to be more a matter of luck but nice).

                          Mark
                          **


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                        • Arthur Fink
                          ... Thanks for all the advice! I did notice that the nozzle check does consistently show 4 line segments (each a bit less than 1/8 long). It s not completely
                          Message 12 of 13 , Jan 3, 2012
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                            At 06:56 AM 1/3/2012, Mark MacKenzie wrote:

                            > From the MIS site:
                            ><http://www.inksupply.com/product-details.cfm?pn=CC-T5436>http://www.inksupply.com/product-details.cfm?pn=CC-T5436
                            >is the URL for
                            >a " *7600/4000 LT MAG CLEANING CART" *already filled with cleaning
                            >fluid. Currently listed at $24.00

                            Thanks for all the advice!

                            I did notice that the nozzle check does consistently show 4 line
                            segments (each a bit less than 1/8" long). It's not completely
                            blank. So, does this reliably indicate a clog, and not a broken head?

                            It sounds like I should purchase the Magenta cleaning cart (not LT
                            Mag, of course), and try to do a lot of printing with an image that
                            is just pure magenta (via CMYK color setting). Have I got it right?

                            $24 plus shipping is a LOT less than getting an Epson Tech here, or
                            shipping my printer somewhere!


                            Arthur



                            Arthur Fink Photography

                            Pictures of dancers, weddings, births, fish,
                            and other subjects of interest and amusement

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                          • Clayton Price
                            Arthur and all, I held off writing this until I could test my printer to see that the correction is still working - and I m happy to say it is! Apologies -
                            Message 13 of 13 , Jan 3, 2012
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                              Arthur and all,
                              I held off writing this until I could test my printer to see that the correction is still working - and I'm happy to say it is! Apologies - this is a bit long, but hopefully it will help you!
                              First - I have beta tested a couple Epson printers in the past (not in the 4000 series), and when they occasionally clogged, I'd put a strip of paper towel on the track
                              and parking pad impregnated with some Windex, and was able to remove any crusted ink from under the heads. Recently, I read somewhere that Simple Green would work better, and it does.


                              I have an Epson 4880, and have been plagued with what I thought were clogged heads for close to 3 years. Magenta and often Cyan were the worst problem. Once near the start, a
                              local technician came in (I'm in NYC) and showed me how to do the power cleanings, and it did work for a while, but I don't print every day, and often more a month goes by with no
                              printing. The printer is left on, covered with a plastic sheet/ with water and sponges in a photo tray on top of the front paper feed. This has provided a certain amount of humidity
                              control, but still the printer was jamming up.

                              However, after going thru all those power cleanings, and huge amounts of ink, and making some decent prints, it sits for a few weeks and the first nozzle check alway comes out perfect.
                              The second one shows some breaks in the lines, and then some - almost always the Magenta doesn't read at all. I made an entirely Magenta/Cyan file, to print only those colors,
                              rather that waste so much ink with power cleaning. Making a print with that file, showed that zero magenta was coming through the head. Next I took a used magenta cartridge
                              which I'm very glad I saved (perhaps there was 1/8 of the ink left in it. In the fitting where the ink exits the cartridge, one can gently push (with a straightened paperclip), what appears to be a
                              spring-loaded seal. With that seal pushed in a little bit, and using a syringe with small rubber hose attached, I injected 3 or 4 cc's of the Simple Green into the magenta cartridge, and then attempted to clean the corresponding (male) piece in the cartridge compartment - with a little bit of the cleaning solution on paper towel.

                              Next I inserted the old magenta cartridge back into the printer, and made a print from the magenta/cyan test file. First try, it worked
                              perfectly, although the color was diluted slightly from the cleaning fluid mixed in with the ink. Next, I re-inserted the newer Magenta Cart, and did a nozzle test - 3 times. All were
                              perfect. Next a 17 X 22 inch color print on Canson Rag Photographique, and it's one of the best prints I've ever been able to make from any printer. That was close to
                              3 weeks ago and the printer hasn't been used since that time. Today I ran a couple nozzle checks, which were perfect, and then printed my test file which also printed perfectly.

                              My not too scientific analysis of this now stands that it was never a clog of the heads, as Epson (in some phone calls for help), the local tech guy, and my own efforts had assumed.
                              Rather, the inks were clogging or at least drying somewhat where the cartridges meet the printer ink intakes. If the ink can not run thru from the cartridge, even if the lines beyond are
                              filled with ink, I don't believe it will flow into the heads, because there's a vacuum being formed which prevents the ink from moving forward. Perhaps the clog was due to not using the printer very often, or maybe a flaw in the printer design - hard to know exactly the cause, but today, I'm celebrating that I will not have to get rid of the printer and look for another,
                              because this method is apparently correcting the problem.

                              To be clear with everyone: I am not a licensed repair person, can not take any responsibility for anything that might go wrong with your printer using this technique, nor am I
                              suggesting that your printer will work if you repeat exactly what I did to mine. I also mention that it's possible to break certain pieces if you are not very careful when working
                              with them. If you are not mechanically inclined, you may want to ask a printer technician to do this for you. If you do work on it yourself, you might want to wear rubber gloves,
                              as this entire process was a little bit sloppy. I managed to get magenta ink on my fingers & hands while doing this work:-)))

                              Clay Price
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