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[solved] nozzle check on command line interface (non-inter)

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:25 pm
by ceituna
user@machine:~$ tpconfig
-> lpnumber -> T -> N -> 0 ->y -> CR -> Q -> y

Great. I manage to print a nozzle ckeck with command line.

Now, as my printer looooves to get clogged nozzles, I spent incredible amount of time/ink cleaning the heads. I do not always think about doing a weekly "manual cleaning".
My goal would be to add a weekly scheduled job with anacron to make sure, at least once weekly something runs trough the printheads...

Is there a way to manage that on non-interactive command line ? I seached the man pages, faq and even my old friend google could not help me...

That would be _once again_ a terrific advantage of the Linux use of this high end printer...

Thanks in advance _o/

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:54 am
by zedonet
Hello,

the "Linux style" solution would be to send the file containing the command to clean the print heads from command line

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lp -d <printername> -o raw <filename>
I can send you such a file if you tell me the printer model.

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:48 am
by ceituna
\o/

It is an Epson Stylus Pro 4900.

I would be the happiest man with that...

Thx.

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:40 am
by zedonet
I have just been sent it to you by email.

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:00 pm
by ceituna
Thank you very much.

I tested the file. It works perfectly for head cleaning.
However, before taking this active action, i would rather be interested by the "print nozzle check pattern". Does it also exists as .prn file ?

Thank you very much for your support.
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Regards,

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:25 am
by zedonet
...on the way to you by email.

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:31 am
by ceituna
Just one thing : IT ROCKS !

Thank you for your help. This is really the Linux way of living that made me choose this for more than 15 years...

Once again thank you very much.

_o/

Re: nozzle check on command line interface (non-interactive)

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 pm
by bkindler
zedonet wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:25 am
...on the way to you by email.
Sorry for the extremely late reply on this tread. I'm also desperately looking for a way to initiate a nozzle check (not the text pattern though) on my Epson Stylus Pro 4900 via cli. May I kindly ask for the appropriate file?

I've been searching the internet like crazy but I always end up on this forum thread. :roll:

Thanks so much in advance
— Björn

Re: [solved] nozzle check on command line interface (non-inter)

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:50 am
by zedonet
Hello,

which of our software products are you currently using?

And which command would you like to perform:

- Print nozzlecheck test page
- Print nozzlecheck & clean automatically
- Clean print head