HP Officejet 7500 E910: Cleaning print head

I understand that the printer starts a sequence of cleaning from time to time, which uses ink. I wonder what is happening to the ink. It moves to a "cesspool" of sorts, and whether itself needs cleaning occasionally?

Thanks if anyone can help.


Officejet 7500 has been evaluated for a duty cycle of up to 7000 pages per month.  With a standard 12 month warranty, this would imply a guaranteed page 84K service.

Personally, I would not add a drain system, there are probably other things that would wear until the capacity of the station would become a problem.  (For example, the coding Strip would probably need cleaning or replacement, see the post here)

I suggest do things to minimize ink spit in the service station:

  • Keep the printer plugged in to an outlet. If an external passes as an output switch is used more ink will be used at startup.
  • Don't run don't not cleaning cycles since the Panel Toolbox or before if necessary (very rare).

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