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The sponge end of a blocked printer head can be cleaned with only one liquid other than water. This liquid is isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol isn`t strong enough to melt the sponge but is still strong enough to dissolve the ink inside the blocked printer head.
Dried Ink Buildup on the Printhead

If the print cleaning cycle doesn`t work, dried ink may be the culprit. Take the printhead out and wipe the nozzles clean to remove any buildup. Depending on the model of your printer, this may be difficult—some printheads are harder to remove than others.

Use Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) cleaning solution to clean printer exterior effectively and safely to avoid any printer damage.
Soak the Printhead

Fill a bowl with warm water (or a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the printhead) and place the printhead directly in it. Let it sit for five minutes or so. Pull the printhead out of the water and use a lint-free cloth or paper towel to remove the dried ink.

Printheads can be thoroughly cleaned by soaking them in a solution of water and ammonia for several hours and then washing them under warm running water. This method has worked for others, and it`s also cheaper than replacing the printheads.
A common method for cleaning the nozzle is to use a solvent like acetone.
Print head cleaning consumes some ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines; for example, if the printout is blurry or the color is incorrect or missing.
You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. You can also turn off your Epson printer and wait at least 6 hours. Then try printing again.
Alcohol that is 90% pure also works well. You can use 70% pure isopropyl alcohol, but if you do, you must wait much longer after cleaning to ensure that it is completely dry. For example, 99% isopropyl alcohol might dry in as quickly as one minute; 70% isopropyl alcohol can take as long as 15 minutes.
Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach, abrasives, ammonia, or peroxide to clean your printer.
Your printer displays the “Missing or Failed Printhead” error to signal a malfunctioning printhead. The issue could be due to clogged ink nozzles, dirty ink cartridges, internal paper jams, and more. HP printers may also display this error if the printhead pulls air from ink cartridges.
In general, it is best to use the purest isopropyl alcohol (99%) available to you. Alcohol that is 90% pure also works well. You can use 70% pure isopropyl alcohol, but if you do, you must wait much longer after cleaning to ensure that it is completely dry.
Printheads can be thoroughly cleaned by soaking them in a solution of water and ammonia for several hours and then washing them under warm running water. This method has worked for others, and it`s also cheaper than replacing the printheads.
DTF Cleaning Solution is an all purpose cleaner for use with Direct Transfer Film (DTF) printers. An all purpose cleaning solution, it is used to clean and flush DTF print heads. You can easily flush the print head manually or with a syringe and tubing.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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How To Buy Your Head Cleaning Solution
ANSWER : The new site owner doesn’t sell kits anymore. Try doing a search for Epson head cleaning kit on eBay.

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black will not print after cleaning the nozzle head 5 times
ANSWER : There’s way to clear your print head. Go to Youtube site of Jose Rodriquez. He’s got a video on just about every aspect of printing. Put something like a folded shop towel, spray it with Windex, no deodorants etc. just the original Windex, no ammonia D, and some alcohol (not rubbing alcohol but 90 percent or some such). Fold towel into a strip about and inch and a half or so and put it in the cup like trough that the print head follows when printing. Start printer. Let printer just begin. When head moves out of the dock, and unplug the printer. Now you can move head manually. Maneuver head over the towel. Leave it overnight. You may need to do this many times. I had about given up when my print head cleared up. I think you need to see Jose’s video, then you’ll understand better. If you can’t find it or you need more help, feel free to email me. There are other resources, but I wouldn’t go for commercial cleaning kits. That’s just me. And I’m leery of trying to put pressure through the head. I hope this helps. It’s kind of brief. There is a man I found who had written almost a book on the subject. He’s not anxious for his name to be given out however.

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Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.

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What fluid to clean epson head?
ANSWER : There’s only 1 left, so better hurry. http://www.rjettek.com/jiecr-ocp-rinse-epson-blue/

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How do you clean the printer head and where is located
ANSWER : It is a laser printer and it has no printer head. Only inkjet printers have printer heads.

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One small segment (nozzle check) missing/clogged – cleaning?
ANSWER : You need to buy a “head cleaning kit”. What that does is inject cleaning fluid through the ink port on top down through the heads using a syringe. They don’t cost much. Do a search on eBay for “Epson head cleaning kit” There’s lots of them. Another idea stolen from this site. Gotta love the internet.

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cleaning nozzles
ANSWER : Inject cleaning solution down into the heads. You can search Epson head cleaning kit on Ebay

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no color cart. new & clean
ANSWER : yes

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