Hello I am fairly new to this but I was told to leave the machine on unless it was not going to be used for a long period of time. Did they mis inform me? Also was told for the CMYK to put none. I have a kiosk. Lately I have been having trouble with my colors as they are coming out a bit too dark. My blues are coming out purple, my purples are coming out very very dark, and pinks are coming out darker.I did have one problem on my machine that it was doing to many auto head cleans and they replaced the board for that. If your machine is going through alot of ink in head cleans it could possible be the board. I also only leave my machine on 10 to 12 hours a day so it is not wasting ink on head cleans 24 hours.
As far as getting a clean print, are you getting your garment close enough to the print head? I know when it is even a little too low it can give kind of an air brush look to the print and it only takes a very little bit to make this difference.
As far as the color changing in between prints, I have never heard of this. Are you sure you have the right profiles selected on your advanced print settings on your software? They should be as follows:
RGB source - NTSC 1953
CMYK - SWOP simulated
I know Don from SWF east comes on here sometimes so maybe he will shed some light on what is going on for you. I hope it gets better, if there is anything I can do to help let me know
Another thing do you have any pictures of how you attached yours? I found a video on youtube but my kiosk does not have the blue cover with the hole on top, its completely closed. Also I seen that in the video it was mounted on the left of the kiosk but was hanging off of the opening on the blue cover. Is there another way of mounting it?