When one color becomes clog-prone.

Dridd

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I've been able to keep my Epson R2000 working, thanks to tips on this website. It's been a chore, though, as this printer is seven years old. Recently, one color (magenta) just won't stay clear for more than a day or two. It's really clogged right now. I've been doing the Windex paper towel thing repeatedly, including one overnight, but to no avail. Printing magenta-heavy images also does nothing. Do I keep doing this, or is taking it to be serviced locally my next step?
 

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What type of inks are you using - refill - Epson original - other 3rd party ?
did you try to flush the nozzles of the printhead - of the magenta channel ? There are various videos available at Youtube like this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5hfOptXkkc
 

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I'm using genuine Epson inks and always have. I'm going to try the Octopus Print Head cleaner you suggest. I'm trying to find a U.S. seller. It appears to be a European product and the websites that list it either won't ship to the U.S. or U.S. shipping is prohibitively high. I may try another brand. Are they all pretty much the same? Are there ones I should avoid? Thanks for the information. You're always the first to reply to my posts and I appreciate it.
 

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