Epson 3880, leave powered on or turn off?

jaygrovr

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I know with these printers its best to use them every day, or at least every few days, if I were only using it once a week, even to print a test page, would it be better to leave the printer powered off or leave it powered on? I also see that when I print it does charge the ink system, so it must be de-charging it after some period of inactivity. Any suggestions?

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Jason
 

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From experience of many years: just shut down the printer when not used. This printer only execute a very minor cleaning cycle rarely even after one week of inactivity. Every 6 months the printer will automatically purge the black channel by changing to MB and back to PK to prevent static ink to precipitate inside the tubing system and this will cost you several ml's of MB.
 
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