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?