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How to switch from one sub ink to another

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Old 2 Weeks Ago May 21, 2020 5:36:50 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to switch from one sub ink to another

I ordered ink from one site (which delayed 10 days). Impatient and excited to get to work, I ordered an amazon ink instead. First site would not cancel my order so I have another ink arriving today. My question- how can I transition from one sub ink to another when the time comes? Can I simply fill with the other ink or will I need to empty and clean out the tanks before filling with the other sub ink??

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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

Mixing inks in a bottle or cartridge is definitely a no-no!
Swapping ink cartridges and keep printing to clear the old ink from the printhead is possible, but there is always a risk.

To be 100% safe, you should flush everything with flushing solution before switching.
 
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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

The real issue is the colors most likely will not match so they will appear different when switching inks.
 
 
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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

1/ Print through until one colour runs out, then clean and flush.


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2/ If using Ciss or refilable carts throw them away and start fresh with new ones.


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3/ Put the new inks on ebay and stick with the brand you are using now.
 
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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

Which printer do you have?
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Which printer do you have?
I have the Epson ET 2720.
 
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I have the Epson ET 2720.

Here is a how to from Cobra Ink https://youtu.be/yXsBR_3pmFg
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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

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Here is a how to from Cobra Ink https://youtu.be/yXsBR_3pmFg
Can he not just use syringes like I do?

They are mess free and reusable. I just wash them with tap water and then rinse them with some denatured alcohol.
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Can he not just use syringes like I do?

They are mess free and reusable. I just wash them with tap water and then rinse them with some denatured alcohol.

I imagine his way is the quick and dirty way. Syringe takes longer and why worry about reusable if you're changing inks. I couldn't see holding my printer over a sink and would use the syringe method too.
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Default Re: How to switch from one sub ink to another

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Syringe takes longer and why worry about reusable if you're changing inks. I couldn't see holding my printer over a sink and would use the syringe method too.
Syringes are actually faster. I use the large 300ml ones like the one in the photo. They create less bubbles than a gurgling bottle as well. Air in the ink is not a good idea.
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