I finally decided to download the Quadtone RIP, to help purge Piezoflush through my ink lines. But, it turned into a disaster. At first, I ran a cyan test. But, the purge print just came out blank, even though all of the nozzles are working perfectly. The photo paper just fed straight thorugh. So, I decided to try the black. That one worked. But the QTR now dumped so much ink, that it was literally running off of the paper! There was ink everywhere---all over the printer, on my clothes, on the floor... Luckily, it was heavily diluted with Piezoflush, to the point that it looked like black-cherry Koolaid. Still...
What am I doing wrong. I followed the IJM instructions for a QTR ink purge, using the "Windows" procedure listed at the bottom of the page. Am I using the wrong kind of image for a purge? My purge image is a 2x10 TIFF, of solid color. For cyan, I used R=0, G-255, B=255. For black, I used R=0, G=0, B=0.
On a related note, how do I get the ink mess off of the printer wheels? I kept running cleaning sheet after cleaning sheet through the printer. I must have gone through a couple dozen sheets of scrap paper. But, I am still getting ink marks.
Of course, I decided to make sure the printer hadn't been damaged, by running a test print, using the regular Epson driver. It printed fine. But, before it could print, the printer suddenly had to go through an extended ink-charge cycle. What did the QTR do, to cause this?