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Re: Any idea how much ink is used in a Head Cleaning on a 1270/1290?

<x-flowed>At 07:35 PM 9/6/01 -0400, Greogry Georges wrote:

>I took out my 1270 that sat for three months while I used a new 1290. The
>black ink cartridge was clogged and it needed a new color cartridge.
>It took about 10 attempts of getting it cleaned by using the utility Head
>Cleaning in the Properties menu. My new color cartridge now shows about 50%
>ink left!!
>Can this be correct? If so, how would you go about just cleaning the black

Speaking from experience on other small Epsons, this
isn't too far from the norm.  Each cleaning cycle
uses (I'm guessing) about 5-10% of the total ink
capacity.  It's all a vast conspiracy to waste ink.

Not sure what you could have done better except:

1. flush the 1270 prior to storing it

2. Don't ever run more than 2 or 3 consecutive
    cleaning cycles in rapid-fire.  If 2 or 3
    don't get you there, wait an hour or two
    before trying again.

3. The old Windex trick, maybe...

rafe b.

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