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Epson L1800 Print Head: A Brief Introduction

The Epson L1800 print head is compatible with Epson L1800 printers as well as a range of DTF printers. This high-quality printhead, with its Piezoelectric technology, Aquaeus ink, and advanced droplet control, is designed to deliver precise and vibrant prints. The impressive 5760 x 1440 dpi resolution ensures exceptional detail in every print. Backed by a manufacturer warranty and crafted in Japan, this printhead represents a commitment to quality and innovation in inkjet printing technology.

Key Features of the Epson L1800 Print Head

Precision MicroPiezo Technology

The Epson L1800 print head utilizes advanced MicroPiezo technology, which involves microscopic nozzles that precisely eject droplets of ink onto the printing surface. This technology ensures incredible accuracy and sharpness, making the printer suitable for various applications, including photo printing and document production.

Six-Color Ink System

The Epson L1800 employs a six-color ink system, featuring cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, and light magenta inks. The print head efficiently manages the distribution of these inks, resulting in a broader color gamut and more vibrant, true-to-life prints.

High-Resolution Printing

With a maximum resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, the Epson L1800 print head enables users to produce prints with exceptional detail and clarity. This high resolution is especially advantageous for tasks demanding precision, such as photo printing and graphic design.

Variable-Sized Droplet Technology

Epson’s Variable-Sized Droplet Technology allows the print head to release different droplet sizes during the printing process. This capability enhances the gradation of colors and ensures smoother transitions between shades, contributing to the overall quality of the printed output.

Borderless Printing

The Epson L1800 print head supports borderless printing, allowing users to create edge-to-edge prints for various paper sizes. This feature is particularly valuable for producing professional-looking photographs without the need for trimming.

How to Remove Epson L1800 Print Head?

Before you begin:
1. We need to prepare some tools, including screwdrivers, tweezers, etc.
2. Ensure the printer is turned off and unplugged from the power source, and wait for the printer to cool down.
Step-by-Step Guide:
1. Open the printer cover.
Lift the top cover of the printer to access the ink carriages or ink dampers.


2. Move the carriage to the replacement position
Power on the printer. Wait for the printhead carriage to move to the center or replacement position. If it doesn’t move automatically, refer to your printer’s manual for instructions on manually moving the carriage.
3. Release the printhead.
Find the location of the print head. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws that secure the print head, and then gently pull it out. Be careful not to use excessive force to avoid damaging the printhead. Carefully unplug the cable so that you can take it off.

How to Clean Epson L1800 Print Head?

Cleaning the printhead is a delicate process that requires attention to detail. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you clean the L1800 printer head:

Before you begin:

  • Ensure the printer is turned on but not actively printing.
  • Have a set of disposable gloves and a lint-free cloth ready.
  • Make sure there’s enough ink in the printer to prevent air from being drawn into the printhead during the cleaning process.

Cleaning Process:

1. Access the Maintenance Menu:

  • On your computer, go to “Devices and Printers” (Windows) or “Printers & Scanners” (Mac).
  • Right-click on your Epson F173090 printer and select “Printing Preferences” (Windows) or “Options & Supplies” (Mac).

2. Navigate to Maintenance

  • In the Printing Preferences or Options & Supplies window, find the “Maintenance” or “Utility” tab.

3. Run the Printhead Cleaning Utility

  • Look for an option such as “head cleaning” or “nozzle check.”
  • Run the head cleaning utility. This process will initiate a cleaning cycle for the printhead.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions

  • Depending on your printer model, you may be prompted to confirm the cleaning process. Follow any on-screen instructions to proceed.

5. Print a nozzle check

  • After the cleaning cycle is complete, print a nozzle check to verify improvements.
  • Look for an option like “Nozzle Check” or “Print Check Pattern” in the Maintenance menu.
  • Inspect the printed pattern to ensure that all nozzles are firing properly.

Manual cleaning (if required):

If automatic cleaning doesn’t resolve the issue, consider manual cleaning.

1. Turn off the printer
Ensure the printer is turned off.

2. Access the printhead

Open the printer cover to access the Epson L1800 print head.

3. Dampen a lint-free cloth
Moisten a lint-free cloth with distilled water. Avoid using tap water to prevent impurities that may damage the printhead.

4. Gently wipe the printhead
Gently wipe the printhead surface with a damp cloth. Be cautious not to apply excessive pressure, and avoid touching the nozzles or electrical contacts.

5. Allow to dry
Allow the printhead to air-dry completely before reinstalling the ink cartridges and turning the printer back on.
Perform manual cleaning carefully and only if necessary, as aggressive cleaning may damage the printhead. If the issue persists, it’s advisable to consult the printer’s user manual or contact Epson support for further guidance.

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