A usefull kit for unblocking printer heads

  jakimo 14:59 20 Jul 2008
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  jakimo 15:03 20 Jul 2008

should add

click here

  pj123 12:16 21 Jul 2008

Of course a better and cheaper way is to stop them from blocking up in the first place.

I have 3 Epson printers and 1 HP printer.

I run a test print on all printers which includes text and graphics (black and colour) once a week. Have never experienced a blocked print head yet.

  jack 13:56 21 Jul 2008

The Epson blocked jet problem is well known
and has been addressed here many many times.

I devised this gadget some years ago and simply post up when ever the topic comes around.
Make it from materials you have to hand - Blue-Peter style

[IMG]click here[/IMG]

  TopCat® 14:34 21 Jul 2008

That's the way I used to unblock my Epson printer head, except that I used isopropyl alcohol BP as the cleaner agent. TC.

  jack 15:07 21 Jul 2008

Thats the stuff [cant get my head around the funny words] if it can be found - a Chemist perhaps - otherwise suggested alcohol if is commecrial forms such as window cleaner or the drinking sort.
Do use Acetone[nailvarnish remover] what ever you do.
If you do - its new printer time.

  jack 15:08 21 Jul 2008

That should read DO NOT USE ACETONE
of course

  peter99co 16:36 21 Jul 2008

Isopropyl alcohol can be found @ Maplin

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