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Jan 6, 2019 14:54:37   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
2mdman wrote:
I might also add to your comment about being disciplined on using the hardware:
insert the Ultra Glossy Photo paper with the glossy side up

Shocking what happens when you print on the wrong side. :-)


Umm, yeah... screws up everything because the ink gets all over rollers, guides... Been there!

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Jan 6, 2019 15:40:18   #
2mdman
 
For my epson, the reason why I turn it off is because it may not print weeks. Sitting idle with the ink in the jets is apparently what causes the jets to clog. If the printer is being used frequently, then this won't happen and so leaving it on would be the way to go.

Another reason why I turn it off - habit. Just like with lights, phone, computer, etc., anything in any small way to conserve power which saves money and ulitmately, the environment.

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Jan 6, 2019 15:43:24   #
Country Boy (a regular here)
 
I have an Epson 4640 and I power it and the PC off when not in use. The printer will go to sleep if not used for a short period of time but where I live, power surges are not uncommon and I would rather not have the circuitry in the path of any surge. I don't print often so turning it on as needed is not bothersome.

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Jan 6, 2019 15:48:48   #
2mdman
 
Actually, it was coming out fine but looked odd, a little smudgy. I thought it was the printer screwing up again. That is until I touched the photo and smeared ink all over. Another humbling moment.

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Jan 6, 2019 15:49:29   #
stangro
 
I have an Epson Artisan 810 printer that remains on all the time.

Based on your question, I just metered it, and it consumes 9 watts of power in this standby mode. Based on this waste of energy, I will turn it off and only turn it on from now on when I use it, which is very seldom.

P.S. I have this kill-a-watt device that measures power usage (in watts).

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Jan 6, 2019 16:53:04   #
cambriaman (a regular here)
 
Say Cheese wrote:
My printer is on all of the time.

Mine too!

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Jan 6, 2019 17:05:38   #
Past Pro
 
Always off--although I do turn it on if I want to print something. . .

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Jan 6, 2019 18:27:21   #
TMurphy71
 
Epson WF7710, always on.

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Jan 6, 2019 18:59:35   #
AirWalter (a regular here)
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
Just bought a new printer.The Epson XP-440. I do not print a lot. My question is should i leave it on or off.
I hear pro and cons on both methods.What does the UHH members say.


I turn both of My Canons off all the time unless I am printing. I have done this for many years with no problems. I don't believe there is any advantage to leaving them on.

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Jan 6, 2019 19:03:50   #
camerapapi (a regular here)
 
I have tried keeping it on and keeping it off. I see no difference.
I have been using an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 but I do not use it enough to justify the expenses.
When I run out of dyes I will not replace it.

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Jan 6, 2019 21:18:44   #
joer (a regular here)
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
Just bought a new printer.The Epson XP-440. I do not print a lot. My question is should i leave it on or off.
I hear pro and cons on both methods.What does the UHH members say.


I have given up printing at home. On line services are much more versatile, cost affective and produce equal or better quality images than I ever did with out hassles.

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Jan 6, 2019 23:16:46   #
marycar53
 
My Epson turns itself off after a while.

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Jan 6, 2019 23:17:35   #
marycar53
 
My Epson turns itself off after a while.

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Jan 7, 2019 01:31:04   #
Rickoshay
 
Always on here too.

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