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Old June 21st, 2008 Jun 21, 2008 7:06:17 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Kiosk 1 and this morning I find that all of my damper have been contaminated with blue ink. Yesterday I did have blue in spotting my garmets and I cleaned the capping station, wipers and printhead. Does anyone know what would cause this and what I should do.

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Old June 21st, 2008 Jun 21, 2008 7:32:27 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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I usually see this when the ink bottle is more than halfway full and the rest are lower. Try to make sure that all the color inks are no more than 50%, the whites should be between 50% and 75% full.

To clean the dampers, you can either do lots of prints or it will be faster if you pop them off, unscrew them and backflush them with a syringe and distilled water or cleaning solution.
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Thanks, all of my bottles are at least 50% or more full. When I take the damper off to backflow with the camps on I am getting some back flow into the lines.
 
 
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I usually see this when the ink bottle is more than halfway full and the rest are lower. Try to make sure that all the color inks are no more than 50%, the whites should be between 50% and 75% full.

To clean the dampers, you can either do lots of prints or it will be faster if you pop them off, unscrew them and backflush them with a syringe and distilled water or cleaning solution.

I cleaned all of the dampers and then filled the blue and it fed into all of the dampers. Do you know what might have caused this?

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How old is your printhead Julie? When you filled the ink, did you do it with the cover off of the printhead assembly so that you can see the ink when it fills? If yes what exactly did you see when it filled? Have you ever flushed your printhead by the nozzles with a syringe? I am asking these questions becuase if you have flushed your printhead by the syringe method, its possible the printhead got delaminated.

are you sure it is just blue ink that is getting in the dampers? Is it possible your waste ink is backflushing? Is the waste ink bottle empty?
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My printhead is about 2 weeks old. No I have the cover down. My ink waste bottle is completly empty. No I have never cleaned the head that way. I flushed the system and then only filled the blue and it went into all of the dampers.

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Hmmm that makes no sense that it would get into your other dampers. Is the ink actually inside the other dampers ? The reason why I ask this is because each damper has a seal that fits on top of the nozzle so the only way the ink can get inside of the other dampers is if is somehow backflushing into the nozzles. The only way I can see this happening is if the seals inside the printhead are bad. Is this a new machine? If it is I would call tech support because it sounds like its possible you have gotten a bad printhead.

When you do an head clean does the ink go thru to your waste ink bottle?
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Ok, for colors you should have 50% or less to prevent backflow, white ink should be between 50%-75%.

Also drop some water or fluid in the capping station and hit the ink fill button to see if it's draining out properly. If it's clogged the fluid may be sucked back up into your dampers rather than being drained out into your waste ink bottle.

After you flush your dampers, put them back on and turn off all the ink valves if you have them.
Hold down the ink fill, this will purge any air in the lines. While still holding ink fill, start opening all ink valves, you will see the ink fill the dampers. Hold for an extra 5-10 seconds after ALL inks have filled dampers, release the ink fill button and move the print head away from the capping station immediately to prevent a mix of ink being sucked back into ALL dampers.

Once this is done, clean out the capping station and wipe the print head before moving it to the capping station. Turn it on and do a head clean and you should be good to go.
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Any luck with the dampers Julie?
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Yay I too was wondering cause I didnt hear back after we talked to her Thanks Mark.
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Got her up and running late yesterday afternoon. I got an update from her this morning, and so far so good!
 
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Got her up and running late yesterday afternoon. I got an update from her this morning, and so far so good!

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What in the end was the cause of her problem and how was it solved? Knowing this would be useful to other users of the Kiosk if something similar happened to them.

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