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...

Pigment Settling and printer maintenance May162013

Pigment Settling and printer maintenance

Summer time is the traditional time of year when we begin transferring huge quantities of PiezoFlush to our University and High School inkjet customers. Inkjet printers should never be allowed to sit with pigment inks for more than a few weeks, or pigment settling will begin to occur. Schools...

Epson OEM inks versus Epson 4900 print heads!

This saga of permanently clogged print heads from printing with Epson Ultrachrome inks continues. an opinion When we are contacted by customers who can not free up one or more ink positions in a 4900, Epson inks are always at the cause of this. We still, to this day, do not have any...

Epson 7900/9900 considerations

An Opinion Ouch! The Epson 7900 and 9900 printers are taking a beating in the User Forums. There is a lot of talk about quickly expiring print heads that do not last the life of the warranty or expire just after the warranty. Further, a lot of users of these printers are reporting that they...

Prep and print

Sometimes my customers are amazed to hear that InkjetMall is actually owned by a printmaker rather than a businessman or some inkjet conglomerate. But, InkjetMall is essentially an outgrowth of my printmaking activity. I developed what is now known as Piezography in the early 1990s at...

Trouble switching between MK and PK in desktop printers?

Question: I wanted to change my desktop printer from Matte Black to Photo Black. But the printer reported that there is not enough ink to execute this action. What can I do? Desktop printer models require you install a cart that is at least 1/2 full to change black carts/inks. So, if your...

Humidity redux May272011

Humidity redux

Humidity reminder! We always alert our customers to Epson print head problems during the Winter when heating systems deplete the moisture in the air and turn Epson printers into ungrateful beasts of burden! UGH! Without moist air, the print head surface dries quickly and the result...

Having trouble resetting desktop cartridges? Feb112011

Having trouble resetting desktop cartridges?

They are easy to reset because they reset automatically. But, often our customers try to make them reset at their time of choosing rather than the correct time. That always fails and for good reason. The usual techsupport request we get is from a customer who decides to refill all their...

Humidity Feb022011

Humidity

It’s mid-winter and we are in the middle of receiving a forecasted 20″ snowfall on top of our existing base. Nothing unusual really outside. But, inside it is a different matter all together. This is winter and this is the time that heat is used. Nearly all heating...

Infrequent printer use Jan192011

Infrequent printer use

This is a part two article on print head life. The first is here. The second most significant factor in shortened print head life (besides paper strikes) is severe intermittent use of the printer – or inactivity. Most users believe that if they barely use their printer it should last...

Fine art paper and print head strikes Dec212010

Fine art paper and print head strikes

One of the most significant contributors to shortened print head life is the use of fine art paper. Use these preventative maintenance techniques to prolong the life of your print head. Most of InkjetMall’s customers use archival fine art papers made of 100% cotton. An archival...

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