I presently am running 3 photoprinters- ipf8400, epson 3880, canon pro-100.
Canon used for quick test prints and give aways- this prints a lot. (A lot for me is 50+prints a month, 8x10-18x12)
The 3880 and 8400 are used sporadically, and not enough. I print in batches, and may go for 2 weeks without printing, then print 20 images.
I just had to replace one of the ipf8400 heads.
I was looking at auto printing a small sheet every few days- hopefully to save ink and heads from constant cleaning.
Has anyone used the qimage purge sheets? I already print with qimage so it would be easy to set up.
Is the unclog pattern safe with canon heads- internet has stories of overheating canon heads??
Is there a better image and software to use to auto print every couple of days? I thought 1/2 an 8x10 on the sheet printers, and about 5" on a 17" roll on the ipf8400 would keep them happy.
Does anyone know the time interval I would need to print to keep the heads happy, and stop the auto cleaning cycles on the 3880 and 8400?
Sorry for all the questions- I hope it is obvious what I am trying to do- but I was hoping others had successfully done this already and could guide me along.
I was looking at writing a script to print every 3-5 days, but since I already used qimage thought that might be easiest.
Thanks for you help