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

From: Scott Hoffman <>
Date: Sun Apr 26 2009 - 02:06:01 EDT

      I made sure to remove the assembly and put it in the neat
sealed plastic container after using it today - hope that will keep
it from becoming gunked up like the other one. I still have alcohol
in the other one just for good measure.
      My main printer is a Canon Pixma - it's been pretty good so
far... not too many issues. I had an HP but it was an older model.
Thing's a trooper though - almost ten years old and still going
strong! :)

      I'll keep y'all posted.
On Apr 25, 2009, at 7:59 PM, John Broughton wrote:

> Scott,
> 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.
> R
> J

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