Printhead Failure

What looks like an ink clog may be printhead failure – how to tell the difference

Many printmakers that don’t know the printhead is a consumable part may confuse the signs of a failed printhead with standard ink clogs. Ron Ardito, New York City Epson technician, joins the show to clarify the differences between these two commonly confused issues. He also offers up a few small recommendations for lower-volume printmakers.

  • Confusing a clog with printhead failure
  • Recommending a printer for low-volume photographer.
  • Out of black ink but status monitor says it’s half full – where did it go?
  • The Epson 3880 selector unit
  • Why you should turn auto nozzle checks off
  • Much more!

Listen in to learn about ink clogs and printhead failure

Show Notes

  • For more on Ron Ardito, check out his website.
  • Listeners featured in this episode include Paul, Leland, Craig from, Larry, and John.
  • We’ve packaged the links to all of Ron’s appearances on the show into a single PDF! Get it by texting “ARDITO” to 33444.
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