Color change after less than a day with Cl ink


#1

yesterday I received my ink thift CL dye 6 color ink and filled my printer Which is Epson L1800 after empty Prev ink and make ink charge using L1800 adjustment program after this I profile ink with paper using Colormunki and print with it a test image … the print output is perfect with sharp and very good saturated colors after about 6 hours I look at the print and feel that color changed with foggy darks and yellowish overall cast so I print the same image and compare it with the old one and find the same result …. where is the problem


#2

how much time it will take to answer this from support ???


#3

We have been on our vacation (Christmas to New Years every year).

Did you have this print under another piece of paper when it was drying down? I think this could be the issue.
All dyes do change slightly within a 24hr period FYI. You may want to get a custom ICC profile done in this circumstance as the dye sets are not made to be color-equivalent to existing ink for this printer.

-Walker


#4

I print a lot of photos and the same thing happen
as I told you I made a custom color profile for this ink and when the print came out of printer its perfect
I notice that ink bottle production date is 2016


#5

So sorry. When you made your ICC did you let it dry 24hrs before reading? Please do this if not.

These dyes impregnate the media over a period of time. They act very different than pigments.

-Walker


#6

Aha so you say that its normal for your ink thrift CL that it color change a lot during first 24 because its dye ink >>this is strange!
I have 2 L1800 printers one filled with ink thrift and other with Epson T673 which is lower quality than Claria ink and much less expensive
when print came out 2 outputs are identical but after hours ink thrift changes and T673 no change and they both dye ink with one labeled fade resistance dye ink !

I want to know if this color shift and faded colors is normal for ink thrift cl or there is a problem in my setup


#7

There is no problem with your setup. This is a normal thing. It takes 24hrs with IT-CL to stabilize. Build the ICC after 24hr dry-down. Keep the print uncovered.

best,
Walker


#8

will the ink thrift pro have better stability than claria ? note that photos printed with this printer will be cold laminated immediately after printed