Starting fine art printing with Epson Stylus Pro 7890.. or 9890

Started May 14, 2013 | Questions thread
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Last night I printed two A1 sizes on the 9890 using Prem Lustre 260. Upon switching ON, the machine went into self cleaning. OK, I don't mind the wait. But how much ink does this cleaning consume? I think this machine has cleaning set periodically. Is it good to do so?

When the cleaning is done, there was a message "Clogged nozzle detected... cleaning ...". Then it printedd the first A1 @ 1440dpi. The result is as ever excellent. When done, I examined it and saw nothing of the clogged nozzle effect. The I printed the 2nd A1. This time very very cautiously as this is a print order. A photo taken by a Leica M8 and is really special. Well not that I treated other images by other cameras differently when printing. But just to make real sure all is well. This is after all my first paid biggest print. The "Clogged..." message didn't want to disappear. So i went into a nozzle check. When out, I examined the lines very very carefully. None. No funny jaggy or missing line detected. So I went ahead and printed it. And nervously watching every inch of the paper to roll out. It was excellent. Nothing wrong. When done, all I can see is true goodness.

So, what's that "Clogged nozzle detected and cleaning..." message. Should I go to cleaning mode again and waste ink?

Also my LB ink is running low and blinking all the time. The ink supply level when I checked on my preview is slightly lower than the line. How low is it to be changed. What if it went out during me printing a job half way?


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