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Most Epson printers are directly fed (the cartridges sit in the printhead and move during printing). Indirectly fed Epson printers (where the cartridges do not move during printing) e.g. the PX/Artisan 700 and 800 series, as well as the R3000 sereis are not compatible
Pigment inks are difficult to clean and can require so much ink as to be uneconomical, but if you’ve caught the blockage early it’s worth trying
Printers larger than A3 use static cartridge arrangements so are incompatible.
All Brother MFC and DCP inkjet printers are compatible
All Canon printers are compatible with the kit except for large format machines (larger than A3+) and those using oval inlet ports on the printhead
If your cartridges move with the printhead then your printer is compatible. Some deskjet models have the printhead integrated into the cartridge in what looks like brown foil on the underside of the cartridge. These do not require a kit to be cleaned: just use damp kitchen towel
If your cartridges remain static during printing (and typically mounted on the front of the printer) your printer cannot be cleaned with the kit so we suggest trying cleaning cartridges (eBay is a good place to look)
Officejet Pro series printers can be cleaned but please contact us first with your model number so we can recommend the best kit
The kits are compatible with most models of desktop inkjet printer; compatible model numbers are given on each product page but here we discuss the aspects of compatibility such as ink chemistry and print head construction.
Most desktop printers use dye inks as they are inexpensive and produce vivid colours. Dye inks, along with sublimation and edible inks are dissolved by the solvent mix in the printhead cleaning kit.
Pigment inks (also known as archival, light-fast and UV inks) are used in professional printers because they use insoluble coloured powder to create the colours, so are more resistant to the effects of light and water. They can still be cleared using cleaning fluid but require more persistence. Solvent-based inks cannot be cleaned using the kit
|100ml Epson Cleaning kit|
|500ml Epson Cleaning Kit|
|100ml Canon Cleaning kit|
|500ml Canon Cleaning Kit|
|100ml Brother Cleaning kit|
|500ml Brother Cleaning Kit|
|100ml HP Cleaning kit|
|500ml HP Cleaning Kit|