Moving right along, I discovered that the LM cart is leaking in the Australian bought set. There is also something else going on as getting a consistent nozzle check isn’t happening. The nozzles that are OK one time, change the next. My next move was to harvest the chips and put them on a set of IJM 2880 carts that Brian kindly gave me. I spent yesterday wrestling with the same sort of issues and discovered that the LC was leaking, and the K is suspect in the IJM set.
Before heading off to Ebay, I did a full clean on the 1430. I thought that I would try one more time with flush carts. So far, I have had purge pattern prints with blobs of ink which I hope were related to the head clean, and I now have Y, K, and C OK but the other 3 remain close but not quite there. The blobs are gone on the purge patterns, and a nozzle check before posting shows that C is now missing about a quarter of the bits.
The flush carts are another Australian sourced set. I don’t know whether they are good or not. On present indications, I’m inclined to believe not. The local supplier tells me that this shouldn’t happen.
I don’t believe that I am the most clumsy, stupid or unlucky person on the planet but this is pushing me in that direction. I’m wondering what my next move should be. Perhaps, I should put the Epson carts back in to see whether they work or not.
Any suggestions based on your previous experience with these carts will be gratefully received.