The discussion up to now has been for my 1400, its inkset is black and various dilutions of black. I think that printer is now under control. I’m going to try and avoid the forcing cleaning fluid technique and concentrate on purges, soaks, flushes, and time.
Now I’d like to switch to my 1430, which is set up with inkset EasyFill CL in the capsule and key configuration. It’s had both ink and air clogging and yesterday the K position nozzle check was totally blank. Cyan and Light Magenta patterns had several gaps. I did some purges of the K cart, they were almost totally blank. Last night I left a Piezoflush-soaked paper towel under the printhead and removed it this morning. I did a nozzle check and I got some improvements, fair patterns for the K position and the LM position. The paper towel was almost totally unused - I had previously done several shoeshines in real time so maybe I had already cleaned it pretty well.
Now I’m getting ready to use flushing carts in the 1430. The current Easy Fill key carts have version 6.0 chips.
I have two sets of refillables and not sure which ones to use. One is again 6.0 but as you can see the LM cart’s fill plug is in a different location from the others. This makes me a little dubious. I got these used from someone in a forum somewhere and they were recognized by my 1400, but I’ve never used them.
My other set has version 6.3 chips - what’s strange about these chips is that the only cart to list the ink code, ie 791R, which is code for the K cart. Seems I heard this version number sets up the K cart as the “master” and the others as “slaves”, or something like that. These also were recognized by my 1400 but never used them.
So, which set should I use? Can I damage anything by using the wrong version number chips?
Thanks, as always!