I use an HP DesignJet 5000PS, which is a behemoth of a printer. (42"
x 100' roll of paper and 6 good sized ink cartridges).
Every so often I get a "replace printhead" error. Printheads are $150+
I've been able to recover some of these by gently cleaning the
contacts with cotton and alcohol.
Hope that helps!
On Jun 10, 2006, at 11:18 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
> Jeremy and Heather:
> I understand the newer models now have a combo ink cartridge/
> printerhead that is replaced at the same time.....
> It's got two screen-like nozzle-thingies in the machine. From the
> pictures on the box, it looks like just one unit (with the little
> handle). Does it come with two separate parts that are replaced?
> Thanks for your advice.
> Linda M. Feltner Studio, LLC.
> P.O. Box 325
> Hereford, AZ 85615
> (520) 803-0538
> On Jun 9, 2006, at 6:16 PM, Heather Ward wrote:
>> I have an OfficeJet and was astonished to find out we needed new
>> print heads after only two years, and I didn't print that
>> frequently with it. It hasn't been quite another two years yet, so
>> I don't know if I'll need new ones again. I probably won't get
>> another one of these machines from HP again, but I'll most likely
>> keep getting print heads as I need them until the whole thing dies.
>> I also have a DeskJet, and have never had to replace the print
>> heads in the several years I have had it.
>> Heather M. Ward
>> [log in to unmask]
>> <-----Original Message----->
>> >From: Jeremy Stoller
>> >Sent: 6/9/2006 5:32:28 PM
>> >To: [log in to unmask]
>> >Subject: Re: [SCIART] HP ink printer heads
>> >I used to have a high-end HP inkjet (at least it was high-end
>> six years ago when
>> >I got it) and I would need to replace the print heads maybe once
>> or twice a
>> >year. That printer is one of many reasons Iíve now switched over
>> to the Epson camp.
>> >Jeremy Stoller
>> >Senior Graphic Artist
>> >California Science Center
>> >(213) 744-2532
>> >[log in to unmask]
>> >> From: Linda Feltner
>> >> Reply-To: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science
>> >> Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 14:24:08 -0700
>> >> To:
>> >> Subject: [SCIART] HP ink printer heads
>> >> Hello to All Printer Geniuses:
>> >> How often should one expect to buy new printheads for their
>> office jet
>> >> printers?
>> >> I have a 4-in -one HP officejet. It's been making lousy color
>> >> for months. I thought it was a faulty ink cartridge, but
>> >> not. I cleaned the heads, according to the instruction manual,
>> and it's
>> >> actually worse. It's a two year old machine. The HP tech
>> support says
>> >> they are $35 each (I need three), OR he can sell me a new
>> >> trade up, etc.
>> >> Well, is this something that should be replaced regularly,
>> every few
>> >> years, or maybe never? I don't know.
>> >> I wonder if one can get printer heads cheaper from other
>> sources. I
>> >> will check out Staples, but probably won't check out EBay.
>> >> Just trying to do some homework, and the ListServ folks are quite
>> >> knowledgeable.
>> >> Many thanks,
>> >> Linda
>> >> ______________________
>> >> Linda M. Feltner Studio, LLC.
>> >> P.O. Box 325
>> >> Hereford, AZ 85615
>> >> (520) 803-0538
>> >> www.lindafeltner.com