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There are special options used by Epson technicians that a user can also take advantage of in a time of need. Entering into the Service Mode is always something to be careful doing, only address setting you are sure you understand. Doing this can save you an expensive tech visit for something easy to handle.
An Epson printer has an option called "ServicemanCL" function that handles draining the lines and the print head. It's located in the Service Mode menu.
This is only really helpful when transporting or storing a printer. Once you fill the machine with ink again it will run an initial fill (init. fill) process to fill the ink lines and print head.
Things to know and understand:
Each Wide format printer has its own way of entering into the Service mode, do some research online to find what is right for your printer model.
Example: The Epson 4880 you hold down the "Pause" button when you power on the printer.
The Epson 7900 and 9900 you hold down the "Menu button, Ok button and down arrow button" when you power on the printer and when the printer display is ready and looks like you are set to print you now click the "Menu" button one time to enter into the "Self Testing" window and options.
Holding just the "Pause" button upon startup on the 7900/9900 takes you into the Maintenance Mode, which has some cleaning options along with other settings.
You can see there is a lot more to your printer than you deal with each day and knowing at least some of these options may help prevent an expensive Epson tech service call when it could have been avoided.
Freehand is not responsible for anything you do to your printer in error. We are just informing you of these extra options available to you. Good luck.
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