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HP L26500 Extra Print Head Cleaning

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by daenterpri, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. daenterpri

    daenterpri Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    What do you folks think about keeping the Extra Printhead Cleaning option enabled for this printer? An HP tech explained that my printheads will last a lot longer if I do, possibly saving me a bit of money. What do you guys think, is it worth it? It also seems like I might go through ink quicker too, but I'm not sure.
  2. signdesigner1

    signdesigner1 Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Palm Harbor
    I only used the extra PH cleaning when I would setup a 200' run to print overnight on my older 25500. I believe the PH temp. is much better for the 26500 so its not necessary. I don't believe it uses an excessive amount of ink, but it will burn through the cleaning cartridge very very fast.
  3. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Diego
    Use extra PH cleaning with caution as it will burn through the cleaning cartridge much faster with it enabled versus not enabled.
  4. danno

    danno Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Birmingham, AL
    I am currently running the Extra Printhead Cleaning on our L26500. The printhead life has been extended from around 12-1300ml to about 18-2000 ml. We have had our L26500 for 1 1/2 years. When it's running correctly, it's great. But it can be like waking a grizzly bear from hibernation at times. I don't think HP is supplying the same printheads for purchase that they shipped with the machine. I put about 3500-4000ml on the original heads and have just been able to get back to half of that amount.

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