Re: [NTLK] [OT] StyleWriter 2200 giving up the ghost?

From: John Broughton <>
Date: Sat Apr 25 2009 - 22:59:43 EDT

There's just one more thing..... Most consumer grade printers have print heads separate from the ink tanks, just as is the case with your 2200. One of the biggest causes of printer failures in these printers, most of the models made by Brother, Epson, Canon, Lexmark, and Xerox, is letting them sit for a long period without use. What's a long period? I'd say from experience that you don't want to let them set for more than a few days without running something through them. Letting them sit without use allows any residual ink in the print heads to dry and thus clog the tiny print holes in the head causing a failure. These holes are extremely small and difficult to clean. Most, if not all, of HPs printers have integrated print heads in their ink tanks which means that every time you change a cart, you're also getting a fresh print head. I'm not pushing HP printers over any other brand and I don't work for HP. My wife uses a Canon Photo Printer with her iMac
 and I've had a time keeping it clean and working. Just my $.02.

Glad you got your printer working again and good luck cleaning the old print head. Let us know how that works out for future reference.



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