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Default Issue with FB ink, print head or ink system

Hi there,
i would like to ask some help. I have a lot problems with print head/ink/printer or whatever. I try to use Firebird ink with my 4880 based printer and still i have an issue.

I'm able print about 3-4 prints only and i need to make a cleaning process because white coat is getting worse.
I read many topics about similar problems, i tried so many solutions and nothing helped.

As far as my ambient i have perfect conditions i think... 20-22 Celsius degree, 55-65% humidity. I use bagged cartridges so there is no extra pressure. Dampers replaced. There is no any block in the lines, ink flows free. Capping station replaced as well. All nozzles clear. I prefer nice and solid white coat so i print 100% of white. 3-4 prints and cleaning... again 3-4 prints and cleaning on more time.

After these few prints on the print head plate i notice a lot of white ink (picture attached). What is going on?
Please advice something especially Firebird ink users. I know that some people use this ink successfully. I very like FB, but there is something wrong and i can't figure it out.

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