Dennis Barnes

asked Apr 23, 2010 at 11:35am
Epson Epson Stylus Photo 1400


I've had 3 or 4 of these with complete and unsolvable print head ink clogs and had to have the printers replaced. I'm using MEDIA STREET Continuour Printing System with its own inks and wonder if that is the problem. Does anyone out there using original epson inks have this problem also? Does anyone out there have any solutions? I do run many head cleanings; and squirt cleaning solution down into the color that is clogged in the print head; and put the cleaning solution on the print head resting pad to soak while the machine is off. If the printer is still under warranty, epson replaces it along with a warranty for the remainder of the time left on the bad printer's warranty.
Dennis Barnes
We have serviced many of these printers and haven't seen any significant clogging problems with Epson branded inks. Can't give an informed opinion as to other ink brands or continuous ink setups. We won't service a unit that has a CIS unit installed because of potential damage problems to the printer or the CIS unit.
Hope this helps.
by unknown on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:55am Add comment
Help me out here. Who are you and are you saying that there are a bunch of you who repair 1400's who seldom find clogging problems? Like how many of you? And are you employed by Epson?
Dennis Barnes - Anonymous

I have an Epson 1400 where I've used Efill's CIS & about 14 ounces of their Claria equivalent inks across three years now. It has never clogged. And before you ask, NO I don't work for Efill, I'm just a satisfied customer.

The only problem I've had with this printer is its failure to reset the waste ink counter for me - even using Epson's proprietary utility. But that's an entirely different subject.


by rckowal on Apr 24, 2010 at 6:53am Add comment
Thanks so much for the info. However, do you suppose that my CIS ink is that much different from the Efill's ink?
Thanks again,
Dennis - Anonymous

I know very little about Media Street CIS, or their inks so I would prefer to not respond to your question. Try "Googling" some of the printer forums about M.S. inks.

One thing I can tell you though is that the Claria equivalent inks made by Image Specialist seem to be the best around. There are a number of sources of these inks who are highly respected. Again, Google.

by rckowal on Apr 24, 2010 at 8:31am Add comment