I have had this kind of problem with a desktop printer (R2400), and cartridges/CIS from another (non-IJM) supplier, even though the desktops don't have ink lines like the larger printers.
The question I never really resolved was: is this an issue with faulty carts/CIS, or a printer slightly out of spec that would tolerate OEM carts but not third party, or both? I still have that printer, but still don't know the answer. I guess the only way to test is to keep trying refillables until it works or you get sick of it. That's time consuming and messy and expensive enough in a desktop, and much more so in a large format. At some point OEM is cheaper.
I'm going to give it one last shot with the latest IJM refillables, and it that still doesn't work then I'm going to give it to a friend to use with OEM carts.
I have a theory that there are some printers that are sufficiently out of spec that they will still work with OEM but not refillables.