Epson 3880: IJM Kit: Yellow faint in nozzle check

3880
printer

#1

I’ve received my IJM ink kit for the 3880 (HD PK) and have installed all inks except matte and photo black (printer set to use PK) - for these two I have enough Epson ink.

My first nozzle check looks good, except for yellow; there may be no clogs with yellow, but I can’t evaluate because the yellow nozzle check is so faint. I can see a yellow area of the correct size, but individual yellow lines are so light that I can’t see if all are present.

My next step is to get a replacement maintenance cartridge and then try some small prints.

What might be happening here and what should I try?

SL

PS - Need to clarify: the yellow appears light, not faint. In other words, it appears like a yellow highlighter as opposed to the more mustard Epson color.


#2

Can you post a photo of this nozzle check?

Thank you,
Walker


#3

Ok, so when I scanned the printout it darkened the yellow (#8) so now I can see it’s a perfect nozzle check.
On the printed paper though the yellow is very light.


#4

I think you will be ok. Do some test and prints and see what you see.

New ICC profiles are available at inkjetmall as well.

best,
Walker


#5

Walker,
I have the ConeColorPro-3880-Legacy-ICC-Profiles DMG file. When you say “New” are you referring to Cone custom ICC service or new icc profiles somewhere on the website?

Thanks very much for your help,
Sean


#6

I would download both the legacy ones and the ones for the new UltraHD-MK and HD-PK ink. The new profiles may even work better on the old black inks than the old profiles. It’s worth a test.

best,
Walker