Is anyone here aware of any solution or preventive maintenance for this problem?
For Epsom Printers you can put cleaning fluid in the park tank below print head, do not fill beyond pad as this will allow ink to syphon between tanks. (It is the vaper from the cleening fluid that stops the head from dring out)
Fit new cartriges if thay are less than 1/2 to 2/3 full depending how long you are going to be away.
You have to do this with the printer switched off.
Pull the plug out and leave it out while you are away so that printer is not switched on.
You have to push the white locking leaver below print head to the front to move the print head from the park position put cleening fluid in tank push print head back to park position. do not turn printer back on. When you switch the printer on it purges this tank
Cheque that the rubber seal on park tank has not gone hard as this is the most comman fault in printers with nozzel problems
I have left printers in storage for more than 6 months with no problems
This also works to clean blocked nozzles fill tank and leave for 1 to 2days
For Canon printers with removable print heads, remove them and flush out ink with a syringe of water or cleaning fluid. Do not apply to much pressure as this can damage head