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I would say you have unusually bad luck! I've not heard on the list of any other head failures on the 1270 series. Not fun, how do you take the head off? Did you use the flushing from MIS's site? alan >> I love my 1270. Actually, I was happy with the 3 that Epson replaced (I >> must add, no charge and I had the replacements in 1-2 days). The problem >> was clogs. >> The first 2 were fed a strict diet of HWM and Epson ink. The third a >> variety pack of HWM, Epson watercolor paper and MIS ink. >> This, all within a year. The latest now has a killer clog. I have spent >> last evening and most of today working through head cleaning, Windex, >> distilled water (squirted thru the head). I finally went to the big boy >> of clog removal---remove the head, soak it in distilled water, backflush, >> dry and reinstall. No change. I am calling Epson tomorrow to convince >> them that I need another free replacement. Is this me, bad karma or a >> phase of the moon? >> Is this a fact of life with piezo heads? >> I guess the secondary question is this. Are thermal heads (i.e. HP) less >> prone to clogging as I have heard? Is there another printer which will >> give me the quality and archival properties of the 1270/80? >> Thanks for listening to this rambling. >> Stan Shire >> Associate Professor / Dept Chair >> Department of Photographic Imaging >> Community College of Philadelphia >> Adobe Photoshop 6 A.C.E. Epson Inkjet Printer FAQ: http://welcome.to/epson-inkjet - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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