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Keep my Epson R2000 or upgrade to P400, 600 or 800
As for your clogging issues how long do you go without printing? Do you close up the printer and turn it off when done?
My favorite paper is Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. Its 297 gsm weight is especially nice. I've tried their Signature Series Luster and Exhibition Fiber, but always go back to the glossy. I tried a Moab metallic. too, but not successfully
Regarding clogging, I use the printer almost daily with occasional breaks of a day or two. The clogs always occur well into a printing session. I wouldn't be surprised to start the day with a clog, but after six or seven prints it seems it shouldn't happen. I hate to admit my printer has never been turned off and closed in its five year life. It may be dumb luck that it has done so well for so long. And that raises the question of just how long should a printer last? If it is aging out it might be time for an upgrade anyway.
My previous printer was an Epson R1900. One day it quit and announced it needed maintenance. That involved cleaning the ink pads which absorb overspray and ink lost to head cleaning. The techie told me it would last a while longer, but the next time it would need new pads at considerable expense. I do my own pad cleaning on this machine but wonder if it is headed.toward the same fate.
Again, thanks for the reply. I'm a newbie here as you can see. I discovered you on a Utube video reviewing the Epson printers. It was my good luck to find you and look forward to being here a long time.
Leaving it on for 5 years is definitely not advised by Epson either. Dust in the air will also get into the printer as the air in the room settles after you leave. I would take a good look at the inside bottom of the printer where the sheets are loaded see if there is dust lying in the bottom. Also run some Epson cleaning sheets to clean the rollers.
I hope you are using genuine Epson ink! You never want to use 'compatible' inks.
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