Top Ways to Clean an Epson Print-Head

Man using a printer

Everything you own requires care and proper maintenance regardless of the fact if it is a living being or hardware. However, people often forget to conduct maintenance checks necessary for the prime working of tech gadgets. For example, when was the last time you cleaned your Epson printer’s Printhead? Can’t remember?

Are the prints coming out faint, incomplete, or streaked with lines? These are signs that your printer has a clogged nozzle. It is common sense as well as unavoidable that all Printhead clogs over time, with usage. However, if you have purchased Epson UAE-based printing machine and did not clean it for years – it is the right time to clean the machine!

Don’t worry, the post is particularly designed for you to get through the process easily by:

Ways to Clean an Epson Printer’s Ink Nozzle-head

As the old adage goes, prevention is always better than cure. A clogged Printhead can prove to be a hassle so remember to use the printer regularly, change the ink cartridge right away when alerted by the low ink warning, and always turn off the printer after usage.

However, if you get stuck in this issue, knowing the common causes can help restore a clogged print-head after the necessary steps have been followed:

Using Paper Towels

Take a paper towel, and fold it in half several times (so that it’s long and skinny in shape, not square). Open the cover of your printer, you’ll see a rubber ball that moves the paper. Place the paper towel on top of the rubber roller and secure each end using tape.

Drop a few drops of distilled water near the middle of the paper towel and move the Printhead assembly over the damp part of the towel. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Continue repeating the process (dampening different portions of the paper towel) until all the individual colors can be seen.

Using Distilled Water in Ink Port

First, remove the ink cartridges from the carriage. Once removed, you will see indents that are cone-shaped responsible for taking the ink from the cartridge to the Printhead. You will need an eyedropper or a plastic syringe for the next step. Put a few drops of distilled water (or Printhead cleaner) into the ink port and repeat the process a few times.

Replace the ink cartridges and wait for the printer to set them up. Wipe away residue water dripping from the Printhead with a paper towel. How to test clarity? Print out six or more pages of text and images to check.

Repairing a printer

Use Inbuilt Cleaning Feature

This should have been the first cleaning step mentioned but many people don’t know about the inbuilt print head cleaning function. Almost all Epson models have a control panel featuring a cleaning utility option. Just press and hold the ‘Ink’ button for three seconds. Release the button after the duration, or when the power light begins to flash.

Cleaning the print head is easy as ABC but it is also essential that only original printers and cartridges are bought from first-party Epson UAE dealers. So, ensure the quality of ink to avoid getting the ink dry into the print-head nozzle.

A Final Thought on Cleaning Print-Head

Hopefully, the given guide is sufficient enough to help you in cleaning the ink nozzle of your office or home printer. Always remember that proper maintenance of printing machines can be retained for years. So, show care towards your printing machine to keep it running!

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