Wrong ink in the cart


#1

I screwed up and put Cyan in the Lt Cyan cart (Epson 3800-using Inkjet Mall inks). The results are pretty nasty. Can I get some advice as to how to fix this? Thanks in advance.


#2

That can happen!

Unfortunately the ink that is inside the LT Cyan cart will never be light enough to function as a Lt Cyan. You could remove the fill hole plug and draw out the ink and put it in the drain (non-toxic and you do not want to reuse it) - or give it to an artist as an excellent and strong drawing ink.

Take a syringe and suck the ink out of the cart.

Now - some Cyan in a Lt Cyan cart will darken the Lt Cyan when you put it in. So - maybe the best thing to do after it is empty(ish) is to put some distilled water (NOT TAP) inside the cart and shake it and then drain that out. A few drops of distilled water in Lt Cyan ink would not be as bad as a few drops of Cyan ink in Lt Cyan.

Hope this helps you!


#3

sounds great, I’ll get right on it. thank you


#4

and in the possibility that you have a spare unused 3880 refill cart of ours - you could put both the OEM and the Control Chip from the LC cart onto the spare and put a new LC label on it - and just get started that way as well. Never a bad idea to have a spare cart or two.


#5

Perhaps one more question. Do you think a power clean after your directions would be necessary? Again thanks.


#6

[QUOTE=jdesign0;8853]Perhaps one more question. Do you think a power clean after your directions would be necessary? Again thanks.[/QUOTE]

That is so important! It will take a minimum of THREE for the Power Cleans to move the fresh ink through the print lines and into the print head.

Alternatively you could push out a single channel using QTR

see here: http://www.inkjetmall.com/tech/content.php?166-Flush-individual-channel-using-QTR-Calibration-Mode