Using purging to keep printhead from drying up

jjohnl

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There's been a ton of discussions about how to keep the printhead from drying up; the most common suggestion seems to be to make a print every x number of days. But I had a thought (as I'm unplugging my Pro9000II for some weeks/months): Doesn't the printer purge every time you power cycle? Wouldn't that be enough to keep the printhead "wet" if you did that every week or so?
 

Emulator

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You are probably correct, as you say each time the printer is switched on you can hear the ink going down the drain :).

I do the same with my 9000II, with a nozzle check printout every so often, just to check that nothing is deteriorating.

Keeping the head parking station and rubber seals clean is also important.
 
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