I recently converted a new epson 3880 to piezography and had initial problems with massive staining both yellow and magenta (which I believe is to be expected).
My printer has been used with colors for about 3 weeks from brand new condition while waiting for the inks to arrive at my home. Printer was in great working condition, no nozzle problems or anything like that. I exchanged the ink initialy using an inital ink charge using the service adjustment program as adviced by tech support. I never print matt so I have a cartridge installed in that channel with piezoflush.
Now what I did was I printed a fair amount of super b sized paper using the QTR calbriation mode to flush out the yellow and magenta stains, and when I went to bed last night it all looked great and I was printing my first few real prints (I am in love with how the GO interacts with the paper - I am finally back to the darkroom days where the print is INSIDE the paper and not on top of the paper!!).
When returning from work today I was excited to print some more, but noticed that a fair amount of yellow and magenta staining had returned
The maintainace cartride has been blinking almost full for a while now, so I have replaced that (can’t imagine that should be a problem? It looked soaked but not overflown or anything crazzy). Also for the first time in my life (this is my third epson printer) I have cleaned the wiper blade and the capping station using the piezoflush solution that I purchased. I have cleaned the yellow and light magenta channel a bit more an I can see some of the stain has disappeared but there is still some left.
Now I would like to avoid printing a lot more sheets flushing the yellow/light magenta only having to wake up tomorrow to find the stain having returned, so I was wondering if I have been doing something fundementally wrong since the stain returned after half a day break from printing, or if the stain could be due to the capping station? (it didnt look very dirty, but I noticed that one part of it looked quite yellowish - not excatly sure how it works).
PS: I am a long term die hard harman baryta fan, but I might have to put in some orders for more Jon Con type 5 - its quite a delicous paper as well!!