1304 printing issue after head soak

patrickj75

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I was having an issue with black streaks recently. Did a few head soaks now the black in my prints is printing green. MS was done last year. Dampers 2 years ago. I typically only print 1-2 days a week as I'm a part time business. Is it time for a new printhead?
 

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GAC05

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Print a nozzle check and see what each channel is doing. If they look somewhat ok then something else is going on.
 

GAC05

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Hmmm - got a photo of the check? Not sure how you are getting green without the yellow channel.
With just cyan and magenta everything would be tinted purple I think.
Did you get an OEM MS or one of the cheaper ones? If your maintenance station drain tubes are clogged, puddling under the head could show cross-contamination.
Someone who knows more will chime in soon.
 

patrickj75

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Hmmm - got a photo of the check? Not sure how you are getting green without the yellow channel.
With just cyan and magenta everything would be tinted purple I think.
Did you get an OEM MS or one of the cheaper ones? If your maintenance station drain tubes are clogged, puddling under the head could show cross-contamination.
Someone who knows more will chime in soon.

We used an OEM MS. I attached a pic of the nozzle check I just did. It's not very good at all.
 

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Solventinkjet

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I would change the dampers out along with the o-rings as it's been 2 years, it's over due. I bet with a fresh set of dampers you could get it going.
 

David40

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I've had this issue before. What happens is while the head is soaking some of the different colors of ink will siphon into the other channels. I use a "printer workout" page for that where I just print very large blocks of the pure 4 color inks. That flushes out whatever got siphoned into the wrong channel and the cross contamination clears up.
 
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