Do you clean your printheads?
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Any inkjet printer with four or more tank ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printers carriage feeding ink to the printhead.
This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.
Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.
So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.
At Cartridge Networks store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printers printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but dont and 75 percent look at us as if were nuts.
We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.
One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from ones computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a deep clean. If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.
If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.
Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once theyre aware and clean periodically, everyones life is easier.
Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.
As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyers needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs. We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.
6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225