Pretty good point on print heads - I just had to recover one for my Canon S630 at home - I had skipped exercising it at least once a week, so it clogged up - been putting up with it for a while. Found a combination of hot distilled water batch, then half and half distilled water and ammonia - with a little isopropyl local daubing with q-tips - did the trick - heh

Actually lots of folks say not to use the cleaning option - uses up lots of ink - I'll just run a nozzle check at least once a week - runs ink through everything and is minimal in consumption, as far as I can see - which is about 6 inches today!


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From: James Lampert <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Pat Barber wrote:
Most "spray & pray" machines are sold for the express purpose
of selling cartridges.

For occasional use, they are excellent machines.

Jerry had laser printers mixed up with inkjets, both on the recent Kodak
machine and on the prevalence of the "razor-and-blades" business model.

My biggest objections to inkjets are (1) the output is usually less
water-resistant than even the ink in my fountain pens, and (2) if you
use an inkjet like crazy, you end up using up very expensive ink like
crazy, while if you don't use it like crazy, you end up with clogged
printheads and/or cartridges that dry out through their air vents. At
least with laser and MicroDry technology, your consumables don't expend
themselves just by sitting there.

James H. H. Lampert
Touchtone Corporation

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