No More White Ink Tube Flush For The Epson F2000. Head/Suction Cap Tube Washing Instead.
If you are running the white ink tube flush every 4-6 weeks, the new firmware update eliminates the need for the white ink tube flush in favor of washing the head/suction cap tubes. This feature eliminates the need for the monthly white ink tube wash.
Epson has found that the tubes connected to the head cap have been clogging. If you have clogged head cap tubes when your printer does a head cleaning the effectiveness is limited. Keeping clean head cap tubes is the best way to keep your print head happy. Follow the instructions below on how update your firmware and set up the head cap tube washing function.
Update Your Firmware:
Go to Epson.com/support/f2000 and download the newest version of the Epson Firmware. Epson18164, Firmware file CL01608190.fpg, version CL022G8, 1.02,5000
Once downloaded go to the LFP Remote Panel you have already downloaded when you initially downloaded your drivers. If you have not downloaded the LFP Remote Panel you can download from Epson.com/support/f2000
From here ensure you have the correct version of firmware selected and run update. NOTE: If you are a few versions of firmware behind, your printer will default to downloading the previous versions first, you may need to do a few updates until you have the newest version. You will know when you have the newest version when you see the commands below.
Printer Function, Updated Menu:
With the new version of firmware updated go to Menu > Printer Setup > Tube Washing Setup. If you do not see this function, the new version of firmware is not installed.
Click on Tube Washing Setup and check Eco Mode.
Here the command will prompt you that a tube washing is needed before you turn off your printer.
Purchase Tube Cleaning Kit:
You will need to purchase the new Tube Washing Cleaning Kit available from Shopmelco.com.
How To Do Tube Washing:
Go to Menu > Maintenance > Tube Washing.
Your printer will then prompt you to open cover and initiate tube washing.
From here you will use 10ml of solution and fill the head cap and initiate the pump until all 10ml have been sucked through the head cap. IMPORTANT: if the holes on either end of your head cap are clogged you must unclog with a small paperclip or something similar.
Be sure to keep the rest of your head cap clean and you’re now good to go.
Email me with questions.
John R. LeDrew • DTG Director • Melco International