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Print head Using the guts of a R1800 as a textile printer, the inks are thick and tend to gunk up the capping station, Now i need to replace them both, don't know the Epson part numbers.

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Hey aside from replacing the print head
you may want to check this out
http://www.maxpatchink.com/epsonclean.shtml

or you may want to google another site

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http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/r1800_/r1800_ug.pdf

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