How many cleanings are needed when switching from pigment to dye inks(or vise-versa)?

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#1

I am using an Epson 9900.

How many cleanings are needed when switching from pigment to dye inks (or vise-versa)?

Regular cleaning or power cleaning?

Any other tips for making the switch?

–Kenoli


#2

It would take about 70 head cleanings because this printer has a lot of ink inside each ink line and each damper. We do not recommend that you perform 70 head cleanings because that is destructive to the print heads.

Instead we recommend you perform the INIT FILL found here:
http://www.inkjetmall.com/tech/content.php?151-Initial-Fill-Procedures-for-Epson-Pro-Model-Printers


#3

[QUOTE=jon;1942]It would take about 70 head cleanings because this printer has a lot of ink inside each ink line and each damper. We do not recommend that you perform 70 head cleanings because that is destructive to the print heads.

Instead we recommend you perform the INIT FILL found here:
http://www.inkjetmall.com/tech/content.php?151-Initial-Fill-Procedures-for-Epson-Pro-Model-Printers[/QUOTE]

This, of course, is done with the cartridges I am changing to installed.

You once said you thought it would waste about 350ml of ink to make this switch. Am I remembering correctly?

Thanks,

–Kenoli


#4

The InkThrift PRO Ink is cheap enough to use it in place of flushing fluid. There is by estimate about 20-24ml ink trapped between each cart and print head. So a total of perhaps less than 300ml. And then I would still print a bit prior to your making color ICCs for this ink.


#5

[QUOTE=jon;1945]The InkThrift PRO Ink is cheap enough to use it in place of flushing fluid. There is by estimate about 20-24ml ink trapped between each cart and print head. So a total of perhaps less than 300ml. And then I would still print a bit prior to your making color ICCs for this ink.[/QUOTE]

Cool! Thanks.

–Kenoli