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Should I or Shouldn’t I Update Mac OSon: October 16, 2023 at 2:48 pm
Andrew thanks for the update….. I truly admire your bravery jumping on Sonoma so quickly!! After my last OS transition I think I’ll wait 6 months to a year..LOL
I’m fully adjusted to the printing procedures required of Ventura through Lightroom and currently have no issues. The ability of LR to save Printing Settings of my various papers works well.
Please continue to keep us informed..
GeorgeRe: P900 Head AlignmentReply #1 on: July 25, 2023 at 8:55 pm
It occurred to me (but I can’t confirm) that if the printer head alignment is good that all the squares in the print out would be equal? After some 7 to 8 runs I could not produce a head alignment test where all squares were equal but they were somewhat close. The number 5 square in each of the 9 rows was the exact same and prints look the same as they did before I started this process so I guess I’m good? I was only doing the head alignment as a printer maintenance task because it had never been done before and I had just been through a major head clog mess and thought it wouldn’t hurt to try and keep everything in order. I’d feel better if all the squares in the print out were exact copies of each other but I guess it the prints look good.. why worry?
GeorgeRe: Epson PrintersReply #2 on: July 24, 2023 at 7:54 pm
I have run through the Epson Head Alignment routine for the P-900 twice following Epson instructions .
The reason I did it a second time was to see what the difference might be when the alignment was complete.
On the first run all the better squares on each of the 9 rows was on the left side of the printed page… 1,2 or 3
On the second run most the better squares were on the right side of the page 6,7,8 or 9 but included a 1 ?
What should the print out look like if the Heads are Aligned correctly?
GeorgeRe: P900 Platen Gap AdjustmentReply #3 on: July 21, 2023 at 2:31 am
Thanks for your input.
Interesting, I too had just replaced several ink cartridges at the same time and the printer went into noisy cycle which I thought was maybe a cleaning cycle or ink cartridge registration or both but went on so long I began to think there was a problem with the printer. I had never changed out several cartridges (3) at one time and I was hoping this was just normal for a multiple replacement.
I live on the opposite side of the country Seattle,WA and humidity was at only 5o% and warmer temps than normal. Never had any issues durning the more normal rainy season..LoL
I knew about editing Platen Gap numbers in the Media Installer but I was unsure if the ICC Profile would communicate with the printer and physically make the Gap adjustment or some other settings had to be adjusted as well to make it all work.
I don’t have a need for another print run right now but I’m hoping the next one will be normal…
GeorgeRe: Epson PrintersReply #4 on: July 20, 2023 at 7:50 pm
I seem to really be on roll this month … First the adventure of updating the Mac Studio to OS Ventura and getting it to work with the Epson P900 and now I need advise once again.
After about 3 prints with the new OS the Epson P900 developed head clogs. This is the first head clog issue I’ve ever had with this printer after almost two years… It took considerable time and ink to work out the clogs with Epson two Head Cleaning routines but finally the second Power Clean I ran appears to have worked for now. It was quite strange. The printer developed two different clogs back to back. The first was the grey ink and after that cleared then cyan ink clogged up..
Once I cleared the clogs I printed a file to a letter size sheet of Canson Platine with the same methods I used for some time and the edges were completely smeared with Black Ink? (The Print look good)
The first thing I thought to do is widen the Platen Gap … When I went into the Epson Printer menu the only setting I could find was “Thick Paper ON/OFF” I assume this is some adjustment of the Platen but I swear there use to be an actual “Platen Gap” Adjustment?… Hoping somebody can confirm for me. There are no Platen adjustments in the new OS Epson Printer settings that I found.
I did have considerably less ink smear with 2nd Print when I turned “ON Thick Paper” but still smearing.
I’m assuming all my head cleaning may have been partly responsible for this issue though I don’t really know.
When I upgraded the Mac OS I also did a “Firmware Upgrade” on the P900 is there any chance epson changed up the Platen settings?
Maybe it’s just that I’m getting old!! I know my old 3880 had Platen adjustments and I may be confusing myself.
Is there an adjustment setting I’m missing someplace for paper thickness..
Thanks and Cheers