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 on: Today at 05:03:38 AM 
Started by John Drew - Last post by JRSmit
So have the segments on the VLM changed?  Are any showing that were not showing before?  Each segment is produced by a single nozzle, if all the cleaning isnít changing anything, then you may have a bad damper (allowing air in), or worse a head.  A bad damper usually exhibits loss of all nozzles, sometimes all at once.  The damper is designed to let air escape from the feed line to prevent a bubble from getting through to the nozzles, if it isnít working right then it allows air in, so ink doesnít get to the head.

The one thing you might try is moistening the area inside the capping station with some distilled water, and then shut the machine down for 24 hours which will seal the head in the capping station.This will often will soften stubborn ink so a clean will free it up. When starting it do a power clean followed by printing a cleaning page,  See if this changes any thing in VLM with the nozzle check.

If any nozzles that previously werenít showing up do show up, this indicates the head is probably OK.
I own a 4900, and had a stubborn clogged nozzle in VLM. Tried all the usual stuff , distilled water, windex (like), iso-propyl alcohol. What eventually helped was to moisten the cap-station for the bank that has the vlm with distilled water mixed with isopropylalcohol, or even better  with the Epson cleaning fluid from the cleaning cartridge (original Epson part). That fluid appears to be the base fluid of the ink, so without the pigment. As it does not dry quickly it moistens the head and keeps it moistened.
Leave it rest for 1 or 2 days, then just print a testimage (A4 of aslammllest strip from a 17" roll, with the color that has a lot of vlm. I use the cleaning image of Wayne and then crop to that part with the most stripes of clogged nozzles. I printed a few times, then let it rest again for 1-2 days. And so on. You can also increase the ink density to +50%, but be careful, ink can literally drip of your print. I did use this alternatevily with CD set to 0.
Took in my case several weeks.

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 on: Today at 04:55:09 AM 
Started by Clearair - Last post by Clearair
Hi Michael
I agree with all you have said.

Horses for courses means my options in the UK are more expensive, my preferred external HD, G-TECH, is £148.80 for a 2TB. I think this works out at twice the price you may be able to benefit from being in a larger market place?
Currently can't find a 1TB from the suppliers.
I use these as they have good support and are fussy over the drives installed (Hitachi).
I also like to have esata, usb2/3, firewire or that other one. ESATA is useful for testing as the software thinks it is an internal drive.
BluRays are a few pence to £6 a disk depending what you buy. I will try Panasonic at £1.70. That works out to £136.00 for 2TB which of course I don't need.
I feel the need for a different second tier solution, getting away from the maintenance of HD's as I am aware they need to be re freshed if inactive.
I have some 20 years ancient KodaK gold CDs, they still playback the original files.
My limited research indicates three things in optical drive tech with regard to archival performance.
1 Materials used in the recording layers.
2 The writer itself.
3 Storage.

Single layer still seems more robust, HTL disks are better than LTH and there is a new kid on the block. M something or other which is using a more mineral type of recording layer.

I plan on buying an LGBE14NU40.
It is rated to burn the new type of disks which are only DVDs at this time, It is not a flimsy portable device and I think will burn more accurately and reliably as storage is my aim not portability. Internal devices are an option later if this all works out.

So HDs will be my routine backup solution and BR my longer term storage with caution. This will be vastly more robust than my backup regime at this time.
 


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 on: Today at 04:54:25 AM 
Started by PeterAit - Last post by stamper
I like your photos, but they are in the 'good work', 'nicely done' area, not in the 'fantastic' and 'great' section. The photos are lacking of inspiration a bit, I think you should take more risks in composition, playing more with different angles of view, DoF, and so on ... you should be more daring with your pictures. If you fail with that in lots of photos, what is the problem? But if you succeed, there is so much more joy!
Jozef.

I can see where you are coming from however there were some - imo - that looked "different" from the usual tourist type shots. I liked most of them. Nicely processed. One nitpick. I would get rid of the numbering below the images. I see a lot of that on Flickr where the persons are too lazy to get rid of the LR Edit information and give their images a title. Shocked

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 on: Today at 04:51:38 AM 
Started by pmw - Last post by pmw
Bump

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 on: Today at 04:42:23 AM 
Started by stockjock - Last post by brianrybolt
Phone them!

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 on: Today at 04:19:39 AM 
Started by robertvine - Last post by texshooter
doesn't Topaz Detail and Topaz Clarity do the same thing as Kuyper's actions?

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 on: Today at 04:10:06 AM 
Started by torger - Last post by BobShaw
3FR is just the compressed format that Hassy uses to save some space on the card. When you shoot tethered or import them to Phocus they expand to FFF. You don't need the 3FR once you have converted them to FFF.

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 on: Today at 03:18:50 AM 
Started by PeterAit - Last post by JozefM
I like your photos, but they are in the 'good work', 'nicely done' area, not in the 'fantastic' and 'great' section. The photos are lacking of inspiration a bit, I think you should take more risks in composition, playing more with different angles of view, DoF, and so on ... you should be more daring with your pictures. If you fail with that in lots of photos, what is the problem? But if you succeed, there is so much more joy!
Jozef.

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 on: Today at 03:15:47 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by stamper
A little shadow play.

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 on: Today at 03:09:42 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by stamper
Thanks for the feedback. Without the little girl on the move I don't think there is an image worth posting. I have no idea why she ran away.

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