Epson R1800 and nozzle check and cleaning

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Epson R1800 and nozzle check and cleaning

I have an Epson R1800 which prints beautifully, but the past year or so, it seems to always need the nozzles cleaned, which as we all know takes a lot of ink. If I don't run the nozzle check and cleaning, I erratically get a poor quality print and then have to run the nozzle check / cleaning and run the print again.

I usually try to print an A4 size photo a couple of times a week, or at least something off the internet just to keep everything going. And about twice a year, I print 50-60 A4 prints over a week or 10 day period.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this problem and keep from having to waste all this ink for nozzle cleaning?... or is this just a "printer is getting old" problem ?

Thanks.... carolyn
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