Sounds interesting, I can’t wait
[QUOTE=jsimmons3;2187062]As far as the “best” printer, that’s highly subjective. I’m currently using an Epson 1400. I bought a CIS system to go with it, but I’m going to wait until my original cartridges run dry before installing it.
The print heads clogging up can only be prevented by constant use (at least once per day). You have to push some ink through the print head in some manner. Cleaning the print head is huge waste of ink.
There is at least one command line utility available (I think you can download it from “Print-On-A-Dime”, that lets you print an image that exercises all of the cartridges, but I think it’s almost as wasteful as cleaning is where ink is concerned, not to mention paper. That’s why I’ve come up with my own “AutoPrint” utility that prints much smaller images and allows either command line use, or the use of a GUI to do one-time prints. It also allows you to re-use the same sheet of paper up to 140 times (front + back), depending on how many colors you want to exercise. It also works for any printer (not just ink jets) that you have installed. I have a HP L7580 (a color all-in-one) as well, and it works fine.
I have a couple of more things to add to it before making it available, and will make an announcement here when it’s ready.[/QUOTE]