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I have blocked nozzles on my Epson sure Colour P800. Print head cleaning routine is making it worse. I see online that you can get fluids with syringe to clean nozels. I can not find any guides on doing sure colour P800. Has any one experience of using this method on this printer?

Any help would be welcome.

Mike.

 

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It's no consolation to you, but I have had no problem with my P800 in several years, and have made no particular effort to keep the heads unclogged, and there have been long periods with little printing other than occasional B&W text (I use it for admin/work as well as photos). I had more than enough trouble with my preceding R3000, so I have been pleasantly surprised.

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On 7/4/2022 at 3:05 PM, kinross said:

I have blocked nozzles on my Epson sure Colour P800. Print head cleaning routine is making it worse. I see online that you can get fluids with syringe to clean nozels. I can not find any guides on doing sure colour P800. Has any one experience of using this method on this printer?

Any help would be welcome.

Mike.

 

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Epson P600/800 are the worst printers I've had for blocked print heads.  You need a Magic Bullet kit, it works.

Don't run any more cleaning cycles until you've got the kit, you're only wasting expensive ink and your time.   

This is what you do: 

 

 

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Simpler solution…. don’t allow ink to dry out.  Takes a couple of minutes to run a test every so often (depending on your environment); for me, no problem even after a few weeks.  Know thy printer. I haven’t had ink dry out in 14 years with either my Epson P800 or earlier with my 3800 (which I donated after 7 years to a local college photo program, and they used it for years). 

Jeff

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On 7/4/2022 at 3:05 PM, kinross said:

Any help would be welcome.

It is good to know so many members don't have problems, but in terms of help you will find loads of videos on YouTube, including on how to first free the printhead. Whether you use 'magic bullet' or Isopropanol 99.9% on a pad made of kitchen roll to let the print head soak is a choice for you. Here are the details of Magic Bullet https://www.specialistinks.com/clean-printheads.php

If you order some it only takes a couple of days to arrive (or did!).

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Thanks for replies. Sorry not come on sooner did not realise answers were there.

Have cleared problem with several goes of magic bullet and purge file all supplied by Murrutt Digital who have been very helpful.

I had not printed for several weeks, but in the past this has not been a problem. However to try and cut cost I am using third party ink. Lesson learned. Bought them on line and they have no name on so my big mistake.

Thanks for help.

Mike.

 

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Good to hear… and also good to learn that this was apparently not due to any inherent concerns with the P800, which has a very good reputation for reliability when subject to normal recommended care using OEM inks.

Jeff

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