You can just use refillables. The OEM insertion is just to make the printer is working and eliminate any problem with the cartridges.
OK great to know. Thanks again sben763!You can just use refillables. The OEM insertion is just to make the printer is working and eliminate any problem with the cartridges.
The films are dark enough but edge definition is not as good as I thought it would be. I have been printing test pages for hours now and none look razor sharp!Ready2Rock how did that work out?
I would really like to see some other results of edges with this printer and hear if users still get some banding on the print head alignment page. A computer microscope isn't in the budget right now but all I did was made a square in Illustrator and kept moving it over.Ready, thanks for the updates and info. Right now, I have the 1430 with stock ink. My cobra ink should be here within the next 2 days. I will be using photoshop for most of my stuff.
Thanks Sean, I used the stock inks and refillable carts of CISInks black dye for head alignment. The top row of test squares has 2 squares with no banding but row 2 and 3 both will not align no matter how many times I clean and align the heads.Ready can you post a pic of the issue your having. Are you using refillable cartridges or a CISS?
There should be no banding. If there is banding, your either not full on ink, head clog or a supply issue.
If you have refillables there are some that need a vent opened, CISS the filters installed. A CISS requires proper priming by removing the plug on the cartridge portion and and using a syringe and pulling ink out a few times.
Good to know about finishing instead of realignment. I was just doing the realignment each time. I did finish it a couple times and reopen but still had some banding on all squares in row 2 and 3.The head alignment will always look like it has banding in some of the squares. If you get a good nozzle check then the head is firing correctly. The head alignment should only be done after a good nozzle check. I use a loop to find the best numbers. The closer to the middle the better. I find if you pick the closest numbers then finish go back into head alignment works better then realignment if no good alignments to pick from. If you print with the high speed off a head alignment isn't even needed. It is only important when printing in both directions.
What graphics program do you print out of. Do you have a good scanner. I could send you a test file to test each channel.