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I am having trouble cleaning the heads on my epson 1400. I have done is numerous times, but still do not get a good pattern on the head check. Is there some solution I should squirt down into the head or ???? FYI - I am using this as a sublimation printer with Sawgrass Artanium ink.

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Hi, what I do in these cases when the head printing doesn't work, is to send very complex or full color images to the printer, at the beginning it prints badly because the cloged head, but chances are that the clog dissapear after some time printing

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