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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Thankyou, both. I'm arriving at the same conclusion, namely to just get on and use it. That's very helpful feedback Andreas, appreciated. One outstanding question I do have relates to the inkset I should use in the future. I was intending to switch across to some cheaper inks (Lyson, from the...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Thanks again... I've run this off (just a single copy for now), on standard a4 inkjet paper. I've photographed the output, along with a close up of the magenta output. I am thinking that just using the printer will be the best course of action, I'm not an expert in this regard, but I cannot see...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Thank you. Well, finally sourced some light magenta. Ran a cleaning cycle, then a nozzle check. So, after having done all of that maintenance, I appear to have improved the situation from 12 gaps in the nozzle check, to 10 gaps in the nozzle check. I'm a fairly tenacious person, however I must...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    OK, well I guess if anyone is still following this they deserve a medal... welcome back :) Warning: long post, and lots of pictures. If you recall, I started off with an incomplete nozzle check, which looked like this: And having soaked the head, and line with cleaning solution for weeks(!)...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Well, having had the magenta line soaking in the cleaning solution for weeks, I finally changed the cleaning cart out for a full epson magenta cartridge. The ink came through after purging with the purge image, thereby proving that the nozzle wasn’t completely blocked. I conclude that the...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    I'm back onto this after a long hiatus. I did end up buying a cheap UV torch, which showed nothing of interest on the previous test prints. It occurs to me that maybe next test should just be to put a new magenta cartridge in, and print the purge images off until it comes through (or not). This...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Quick update, for your entertainment. Snatched a bit of time to add lots more more dye to the cleaning cart. Took the opportunity to empty it out completely and then refill, and to “prime” using the technique shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvrjjF-Gdf8 I definitely did *not* do the...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Not had chance to move this forward this weekend, but a thought (and question) did occur to me, and it was regarding when I initially filled the cleaning cartridge. Here are the instructions I received when I bought the cartridges (from Marrutt) they assume...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Well, I thank you all for your help and feedback, very much appreciated! So, as a plan, it sounds as though increasing the concentration of the dye in the magenta cleaning cartridge would be the first thing to try, as that's fairly straightforward to do. I guess I will need to run more purge...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Ha, identical nozzle check following a power clean from the printer. So no progress on the main issue. So next step? Assuming the magenta *is* actually coming through, then I can’t tell if the cleaning solution has sorted it or not. I suppose I could put the original magenta back in, and print...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    OK, so would appreciate some suggestions now, as this is where I am at: 1. Capping station etc cleaned 2. Magenta cartridge filled with cleaning solution (dyed) 3. Nozzle check gives the following result, which is same as last check. Now, there are a couple of things I’m a bit confused...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Well, it’s all back together again, so I will now need to decide how best to test things... might be a good point to stop!
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Sorted. These literally are tubes wound round and drain from the foam caps to the maintenance tank. Pushing from the other end certainly was the easiest way to get a decent flush through at volume. I’ve put 30ml through each tube until it was running clear out the other end. Stations are...
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Okay, let’s go from the other end... and push/pull some cleaning fluid through.
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    Epson 3800 with a clogged magenta channel

    Hmmm... not the most promising of starts, confirms a problem as it’s not draining very quickly? I need to read up about how this is supposed to drain...
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