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Switching inks - Colorific to Eco-Sol

Discussion in 'Roland' started by vinylcutgraphics, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. vinylcutgraphics

    vinylcutgraphics New Member

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    Hi there,

    after advice from our engineer (and a new set of heads) we are switching to eco-sol max. It also appears as though the magenta may be 'bad ink'

    The colorific literature says that it compatible, and than it can be used without flushing when switching from eco-sol - but in reverse, should I flush the colorific inks before using eco-sol?

    Any advice appreciated
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    You need to flush your system if your going from one 3rd party ink to another
     
  3. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    Even if you are going back to Original Ink i would flush it.
     
  4. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    Honestly, are any of the bulk inks worth the hassle?
    I get tempted then I see a post like this and stick with OEM eco-Sol
     
  5. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

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    You mean "3rd party inks" and Yes, there are.
     
  6. Jack Knight1979

    Jack Knight1979 Very Active Member

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    flush the system to go back to OEM. Also, change all the dampers. Any residual inks in the damper could mix/ coagulate in the head and cause more problems.
     
  7. vinylcutgraphics

    vinylcutgraphics New Member

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    Thanks - I will defiantly flush the inks - this could have turned out to be a horror story.

    The printer does in fact have two new heads, and the magenta started deflecting a little after two weeks, but was ok after a clean. I'm taking no chances so this ink is coming out asap.

    To be fair colorific has performed ok for 3 years, but there is definitely something not right with the magenta ink. Perhaps it has been sat on the shelf somewhere too long or it is a bad batch, who knows - but from reading this forum and speaking the the engineer, i've decided to go to roland inks.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing, if only i knew I would have done it two weeks ago!
     
  8. Jack Knight1979

    Jack Knight1979 Very Active Member

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    I understand. bad ink is not cool. Before I switched to my current inkset, I had a horrible problem that nearly put me out of business.

    I was down for a month or so trying to get my printer working. The vendor kept telling me it wasn't the ink. They sent out some free bottles to switch. Still didn't work. "It's not the ink." They kept saying. I tried new heads, the whole shooting match.

    A high level Roland engineer got involved and couldn't figure it out.

    I eventually said the hell with it, and flushed the system. Dropped in eco-sol max and it printed great. Not the ink my ***. ha-ha.

    The color in question during my nightmare was magenta. I currently use an aftermarket ink with no problems. It's also compatible with OEM, so if I have a problem I can just drop in an OEM cart and keep going.

    Best of luck during your flush.
     
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