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My name is Joe. I like writing, drawing, whiskey, and Pokémon. When I grow up, I want to be a '69 Corvette.

J.M. (Joseph) Lee is an author, illustrator, and writing mentor with a background in linguistics and film. He writes cross-genre action adventure and draws faces with really dramatic eyebrows. On the side, he enjoys dabbling in experimental short fiction and drinking a lot of coffee. He is represented by Erzsi Deak/Hen&ink Literary Studio.

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OK, maybe this is old news but.

I use my little printer about 3-4 times a year (at conventions). And I don’t usually use an entire ink cartridge at one convention, but the wait time in between usually causes the ink to dry up, clog the nozzles, and require so many cleaning cycles that I might as well just buy a new set of ink.

ANYWAY at the last AniMinneapolis I really screwed up my nice Epson (that I use for all my art prints) by not paying close enough attention when the paper fed and I ended up clogging the heads so badly that I couldn’t get them clean even with basically a billion clean cycles. And it was only on Friday! So I really needed to fix them.

So I LEARNED SOMETHING

And I just had a chance to try it out on my little printer to see if the effects are just as good… and they are! So now I’m just recording this on the internet for whatever reason.

The fix is super easy, at least in the case of dried ink clogging the nozzles. This might not fix other streaking/clogging problems. Also, bla bla bla, please do this at your own risk and don’t blame me if it breaks something. I’m not a printer mechanic, I just have printers.

You will need:

  • Windex
  • Eyedropper
  1. Turn off your printer if it was already on. Then, turn it on. Once the cartridge assembly (the box that holds the ink cartridges) starts to move away from the purge unit (where the assembly usually sits), unplug the printer (don’t turn it off)
  2. Once you unplug the printer you should be able to move the assembly freely. Move it away from the purge unit
  3. Look in the purge unit and find the little pads where the print heads sit. They’re like little foam pads and they’ll probably be black or a dark color from soaking up extra ink.
  4. Using your eyedropper, soak the pads in Windex. I fill the pads until they start to foam a little or turn white. Don’t worry about runoff, as it will evaporate.
  5. Before the Windex on the pads evaporates, plug the printer back in and turn it on. Once the assembly returns to the purge unit area, let the printer sit for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Run one clean cycle
  7. ET VOILA

merrilly:

sjwarrior:

rachelbearenson:

so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”

just. imagine a planet called George

mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE

i had to fact check this and its fucking true

rn in the universe where that happened: “when George was discovered they wanted to name it URANUS”

sailor geoimagerge

Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN
It’s going to be great I tell you what.
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Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN
It’s going to be great I tell you what.
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Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN
It’s going to be great I tell you what.
Zoom Info
Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN
It’s going to be great I tell you what.
Zoom Info
Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN
It’s going to be great I tell you what.
Zoom Info

Hey all! Looking forward to seeing you at #Metacon in artist alley, Oct 31-Nov 2. Here are the big prints I’ll be vending, along with a selection of smaller prints and of course on the spot commissions you CAN WATCH WITH YOUR EYES ON A MAGICAL SCREEN

It’s going to be great I tell you what.

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