Using the Epson Printer Utility today I decided to check the firmware. I was somewhat surprised to see a firmware update was available. When I installed the printer about 6 weeks ago I immediately did a firmware update, so a little research and sure enough, this was a new firmware update package and upgraded the printer to version 1.12 (previously 1.11).
Thanks for the info Wayne. As a result I have now tried the update via the Printer Utility.
In my case, the Utility reported that the NIC firmware update was from 1.11 to 1.12 while the main firmware update was from HN02793 to HN02995. Last night I went ahead with both updates but I have yet to observe any obvious changes. I also checked the Epson UK and Epson Europe web sites and the latest firmware update is dated 20th July 2009. The Epson firmware description is, "Network interface support is improved with this version."
I only use my 7900 for Mk as most of my prints are on matte Photo Rag. For canvas, photo black and oversize I use my Z3200.
By the way, from now on every time I print a nozzle test pattern I am going to write down my Hygro humidity and temperature readings next to the pattern. The prints will then go into a folder that I will keep in the 7900 stand pocket.
It may then be interesting to review the clog frequency against humidity and temperature over the next 6 months as the seasons go through autumn (fall) and winter. Is any one else doing something like this? It would be good to compare notes in the coming months.