How bad is Epson 4900/7900 clogging?

Started Mar 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,849

I can certainly understand your frustration. No printer should require daily use to avoid clogging. Even busy studios and production labs usually shut down for weekends and sometimes longer. I was simply trying to figure out why I have not had to do a single nozzle-check in three years of irregular use of my 3880, during which it once or twice sat unused for almost a month.

You - and too many others - have obviously had a very different experience with these other Epson printers. I appreciate the reports provided. They have prevented me, and likely others, from buying an Epson 4900 - otherwise so attractive because of its multiple feed possibilities and new inkset- until Epson really addresses clogging issues.

The 7900 ​may​ have fewer clogging issue and I may take another look at it in a few months, if I have not succumbed to a Canon deal.  Do love Epson's colours!

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