Filled Lt Cyan with Regular Cyan - what to do?


#1

Oops. It looks like I’ve put regular cyan ink in the light cyan cartridge. It’s run its way through the printer and my pictures have gotten darker and bluer. I pulled a drop of ink out of the cartridge with a syringe and drops of ink out of the cyan and light cyan bottles and put them on paper. The cartridge ink matched the regular cyan (Yes, I used clean syringes for each sample).

What should I do to get the printer working again? I’ve got another Light Cyan cartridge. Can I run an initial fill to purge the ink? Or should I print pages of only light cyan (what is the RGB number for light cyan)? Does it need to have cleaning solution run through it first?

Can I salvage the cartridge? If I drain it and clean it, can it go back to being a working Lt Cyan cartridge?


#2

What printer model are you using? I see you bought ConeColor setups for a 4880 and R3000 printer model.


#3

It’s an R3000


#4

If you have another LC cartridge (empty?), then I recommend using your other cart with correct LC ink, then if the “oops” LC cart was filled with pure C ink (not refilled with C ink, so the contents are a mixture of C/LC), then you can attach a C chip to the cart containing C ink (write on it, so you know it’s C and not LC). After correcting the ink/cart placement in your printer, you can print purge sheets from the LC channel to get the C ink out and get it printing pure LC again. You can follow these instructions to print purge sheets using QuadTone RIP calibration mode (you’ll need to install QTR): http://www.inkjetmall.com/tech/content.php?166-Flush-individual-channel-using-QTR-Calibration-Mode


#5

Thanks. That did the trick. It’s back to printing its regular colours.


#6

Excellent, glad to hear! Happy printing :slight_smile: