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Finally getting ink on paper!

Hi Mix-it-up, thanx for the advice you passed on to me. Were the routines the printer went through some kind of deep head cleaning routines?
Would it be possible for you to explain any more useful routines accessible from the maintenance menu to me?
Finally, I know from dismantaling the printer that very soon the waste ink pads will need replacing, is it worth the expense of new ones or can I simply wash and dry them out myself?
Yours very gratefully, Chip.

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Yes. the routines are maintenance routines for service purposes only.

There are no more maintenace routines for the user to know.

What you can do is mix your ink with 2ml of 85% glycerol (glycerin alc) which you can buy in a drugstore for a few cent with 10ml of dye-ink.
the original ink contains that much, too.
It prevents the ink to clog the nozzels and does some cleaning within the head.

the waist ink absorber cant be cleaned. when you use original ink or the mix explained above you do not need any maintenance nor manual cleaning procedures anymore. The absorber last at least about 2.5 years. The spare part can be bought from a service partner for some small money.

If your ph drops some ink simply use some paper towel and dry the lower side of the ph when it is in parking position.

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