Re: [Digital BW] Epson 1430 Cleaning Solution
Although I have an R1800, I too order the MIS Cleaning Fluid whenever I order MIS Eboni. I'm using Paul's 3MK setup, with Eboni in the two black and GLOP positions and MIS Cleaning Fluid in the five color positions. Lately I've had bad nozzle checks in the Cleaning Fluid positions but not in the Eboni positions, which seems strange to me. In addition, I've tried using a 50-50 mixture of ammoniated Windex and isopropyl alcohol for underhead cleaning and soaking the waste pad. Sometimes this clears up the clogs but it's only temporary. (I should mention that I tint the cleaning fluid with a very small amount of Eboni so I can view the patterns.)
I'm beginning to suspect the use of this cleaning fluid in the carts... Paul has suggested I use his C6b mixture of distilled water, glycerin, Photo-Flo and LFN. I've mixed some up and am about to try that.
Any thoughts why the color position nozzle checks are problematic but not the Eboni ink carts? Any other suggestions on what to use in the color position carts?
--- In DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint@yahoogroups.com, Jim Coffee <groups@...> wrote:
> When I place an order with MIS I always order a bottle of cleaning solution
> also. Simple. And important. Not that expensive. Sure saves a lot
> of hassle (and ink waste).
> -Jim Coffee-
> On 30 April 2013 07:21, remononaz1 <homershannon@...> wrote:
> > **
> > Last night I had quite a battle with my new Epson 1430, which I am using
> > for color printing. The old 1400 is now a dedicated B&W machine.
> > It seems the black ink head was quite clogged and I emptied a full set of
> > cartridges (MIS, not Epson!) doing head cleanings before I finally got a
> > good nozzle check.
> > This got me thinking that I really should get some head cleaning fluid,
> > but which one to buy? Most of the commercially available fluids are nearly
> > as expensive as ink - and are probably just distilled water and a bit of
> > ammonia and alcohol.
> > I have nearly a pint of PR-Clearbase-PT solution. Any thoughts as to how
> > this would work as a head cleaning solution? Should I add a little ammonia
> > and/or isopropyl alcohol?
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