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The Epson SC-P900 Printer Reviewon: December 9, 2020 at 12:13 am
Thank you, Mark, as always. I hope you’ll post updates as long as you have it on clogging performance, which has been an issue for some printers more than others, particularly for those who print infrequently.
Here’s a small contribution to the comparative economics of the printers Mark mentions, based on current B&H prices in USD/ml. (So this doesn’t address ink usage, which Mark discusses, merely the cost of the liquid that he cautions us against drinking.) 3880 $0.94/ml; P800 $0.73/ml; P900 $0.84/ml; and P5o00 $0.46/ml.Re: Printing CostReply #1 on: February 9, 2020 at 12:28 pm
Mark, would you be willing to share your P5000 data on ink consumption per in2, ink for maintenance, and waste ratio? Do you know the capacity of the main maintenance cartridge?Re: P5000 Perform Powerful Cleaning messageReply #2 on: February 7, 2020 at 10:31 am
Thanks, Mark. Will do. $30 of ink every 6 months, while painful, sounds like the oil change I got for my car yesterday. If only Epson told us to expect that, preferably before purchase, it would be so comforting to users. After all, I can read the preventative maintenance schedule for a car before purchase. You make Powerful Cleaning sound like it’s preventative maintenance, albeit forced, rather than the all-hands-on-deck alarm it looks like on the screen. There was one LuLa posting of a user who did the Powerful Cleaning, and the message didn’t go away — let’s hope that’s an aberration.Re: Epson PrintersReply #3 on: February 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm
I’m now seeing the “Perform Powerful Cleaning (All Nozzles) from the Administrator Menu” warning on a 4-month P5000.
Nozzle checks print flawlessly. The printer gets exercised at least twice a week. Prints still look terrific.
I fear this cleaning is unnecessary and will consume a massive amount of ink.
And, as another user reported elsewhere, he did the cleaning and the message persisted. Any advice?