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Melting ink cartridge?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by geckophoto, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. geckophoto

    geckophoto Member

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    I took out this cartridge when my sp300 said it was empty and just put it down on a pan looked at it today after a week or so and noticed the plastic was Melting. Can inks do this to the cartridge? Wasn’t like this when pulled from the machine. Just wondering.
     

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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    This used to happen on our VS540 as well. Sold the machine before solving the issue.
     
  3. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    Yes, the inks can do that. We had a machine develop a leak (blew a line off) and the ink melted the floor tiles.
     
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  4. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    solvent ink will melt anything plastic. So will its cleaning fluid :)
     
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  5. Glavin_ID

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    Happened to our GS6000 once. The bag inside the ink box ruptured and melted through the box then a bunch of parts on the machine. It was a huge mess.
     
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  6. geckophoto

    geckophoto Member

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    Ok good to know. It wasn’t any issue with my machine, just excess ink on the cartridge when I took it out and laid it down, there should be a warning ⚠️ label on it!
     
  7. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    This is the perfect post to let people know that the Eco in Eco Solvent is a marketing term that means it's economical not environmentally friendly. Wear your gloves and goggles when maintaining these machines! And keep your kids and pets away.
     
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  8. signage

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    Imagine what it is doing to your lungs!
     
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