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Old 10-23-2015   #11
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Jim, from your knowledge/experience, what's the max. time one can go without printing. Heard up to a month. Is that true.

Also, do modern printers have a "safe" or park" modes when not printing for a long time. Does such a thing exist.

Another one, what do you do when the heads dry.

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Thought this might be useful: HP Inkjet Supplies - Storing Opened Cartridges and Printheads
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Jim, from your knowledge/experience, what's the max. time one can go without printing. Heard up to a month. Is that true.

Also, do modern printers have a "safe" or park" modes when not printing for a long time. Does such a thing exist.

Another one, what do you do when the heads dry.

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I've gone a few weeks at most without printing, and have never had a head clog. The Epson 3800 does park the heads, so the printer must be shut down before killing power to it. The few times I've neglected to do this for a day or two caused no problems.
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I've been printing my own (up to 8x10) for years and I get better results than the local commercial printers can do. Recently, I purchased an older Epson 1400 for little money. For the number of large prints I expect to do, this printer will be a break even for me and I expect to get excellent prints. It all depends how bad you want it.
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Innocent question ahead (been thinking about it earlier today).

You got your printer, all is good. However, your house has a finite space to hang those photos, no?

So, after the 20th print. Heck, let's make it 50th print. You covered all your walls. What's next?
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If my older prints are beginning to pileup, I try to sell them!

I do occasional art/craft shows. People love to go through print bins.

I remove them from the frames, mount them lightly to mat board and bag them.

Works for me.
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I sell some and give more to friends and other deserving people. Over several decades one or two thousand unmounted prints have accumulated, but they don't take up much space. Some are duplicates, some are rejects, but all may someday find their niche.
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Little story that happened two days ago, and related to what Zemlin mentioned earlier.

Went to buy a Canon 5DsR but the local authorized dealer didn't have it. So went and checked printers. There were many but checked Pixma Pro-10 (entry-level of the pro-type printers, if I'm not mistaken). The first thing I did is try to lift it. Do you know what the sales person's reaction was (we are kind of friends)...something to the effect...Are you nuts! It's very heavy! You could've hurt your back! And he is absolutely right. Man, it's heavy! Glad I didn't hurt myself.

The second thought was, even if I buy it, how can I carry it to the first floor of my house (that's where the home-office is)? I have a helper in my house, very strong man, but even he can't carry it upstairs alone.
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I've got an Epson R3000 which prints up to A3+ which is 13" wide and as long as I want if I use a roll.
Love the printer for ease of use, flexibility and ability to try lots of different papers.
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I have had an Epson R2000. It also prints 13" wide and forever long. It is luggable and sits nexts to my desk. Have no regrets purchasing it. Agree with all of Bambers comments.


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