How to perfectly repair an Epson 4900, 7900, 9900 printer
We have the perfect solution for repairing a permanently clogged Epson 4900, 7900, or 9900 printer. We can convert an Epson 4900, 7900, or 9900 printer that is hopelessly beyond repair into a fully functioning, highest-standard, Piezography black & white photographic printer.
You do not need to send us the printer for repair. You do not need to do any actual repair work yourself. The repair is the custom conversion.
Piezography requires as few as 6 functioning print head channels to produce the highest standard of black & white photographic printmaking. The Epson 4900, 7900 and 9900 printers have 11 print head channels. This means that if you are missing only 1 to 3 of the ink channels, we have options for you that can include making both Pizography prints and digital negatives. But, we even have options for Epson 4900, 7900 and 9900 printers with as few as 6 functioning print channels.
This is the first generation of printer that Epson has manufactured that we believe should only be purchased with an extended warranty. The print head is nothing short of amazing, and we love it and use it ourselves, but Epson warranties its head for only one year. We sell more PiezoFlush repair kits for this printer generation than any others. We do have a high success rate when PiezoFlush is used as we instruct. But, if PiezoFlush fails to repair your print head – then our most excellent option is to convert your printer into a Piezography printer. And if you do not want to bother with trying to repair your print head with PiezoFlush – you can simply skip to our conversion solution and convert your printer into a Piezography printer with as few as 6 of the 11 print heads functioning.
Here is how it works. We have an online survey form that you can use to set certain options. You need to indicate which print head channels are perfect and which print head channels are imperfect. Perfect means that when you print a nozzle check, all of the lines are printing without quality issues from that channel (color position). Anything less than perfect is imperfect. We make it easy for you to differentiate by having you select only the channels that are perfect. Then on the next page of the survey you select the type of Piezography system you would like to have.
Depending upon your particular print head availability we can offer the following:
- Piezography K7 printing system for both matte and glossy/baryta prints
- Piezography K7 printing system for matte prints only
- Piezography K7 printing system for glossy and baryta prints only
- Piezography2 Digital Negative system
- Piezography2 Digital Negative system and matte prints only
- Piezography2 Digital Negative system and glossy/baryta prints only
- Piezography K6 system for glossy / baryta prints only
- Piezography K6 for matte prints only
After you fill out the information page with your name and email (you are not signing up for newsletters!) we will customize a Piezography solution for you including your own special media curves that map out the bad ink channels. We will email you a quotation that includes everything you need. We believe you will be surprised at what you can do with what otherwise will be a useless printer. Why not superlatize your black & white printmaking? In fact, you can buy someone else’s misery printer and set it up as a second Piezography printer if you already are familiar with the benefits of Piezography black & white printing or Piezography Digital Negative.
Go ahead and fill out our form which you can access here. We will review your answers and submit a quotation to you with the available options which you request. The costs will include everything you need to turn your permanently clogged Epson 4900, 7900, 9900 printer into a Piezography printmaking machine!
If you’re reading this and happen to have a small format Epson printer with a clogged head – the following is for you!