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Flushing 3rd party ink out on my system

Discussion in 'Roland' started by autoexebat, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. autoexebat

    autoexebat Active Member

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    Since I now have the cyan overspray I have concluded my heard is bad , I refuse to put any 3rd party inks in my new head ( once I replace it ) So how do I go about getting rid of all the ink from my system so I can start fresh with new Roland OEM inks ?
     
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  2. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    I usually do a head wash - either from the control panel or manually with a syringe. You'll need cleaning cartridges and foam dummy cartridges to do this. Then after you get cleaning fluid coming through all channels, replace the head and dampers, then ink up with the OEM inks.

    Good Luck
     
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  3. autoexebat

    autoexebat Active Member

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    Sounds like a nightmare , What if I just start using OEM now and change the head in a month ? that way the new ink will be through the system ?
     
  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    May cause you more problems, those inks may not be compatible and cause way more damage!
     
  5. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    A head wash like Joe HouseJoe House mentioned is the only way to be 100% sure. If you don't, any time you have issues you will wonder, should I have flushed?
     
  6. autoexebat

    autoexebat Active Member

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    Thanks , I will be contacting you about the new head when I am ready . Is there a guide of how to do this ? I dont have the dummy cartridges .
     
  7. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Unfortunately I haven't done it on that model but it should be in the tech manual. I might have it in my collection. I'll take a look and let you know. Thanks!
     
  8. autoexebat

    autoexebat Active Member

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    Thanks , I just want to make sure that when I buy the head from you I do it right.
     
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