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Hi

I would like to know how you can tell if the
cartridge need to be reset with a chip reset.
I have cartridges after I do couple of t-shirt
the light will come on. Solid red. If I put a new cartridge in the light goes off. Is there
away to find out if the cartridge has resetable chips? Can anyone tell me
I'm new at this I have lots of cartridge that
our saying red light do they need to be reset with a chip reset. It's on a bulk system I just
bought new set of cartridges they only print
8 t-shirt they show red light and put another
one in it works well.

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On the T-Jet 2 when the ink light comes on for a given color you should push the ink button (carriage will move to the left a couple inches) remove the cartridge that the ink light is on for 5-10 sec, then reinstall the cartridge, push the ink button again (carriage will move back to home position) and the printer will go through a ink purge cycle, then it should be ready to print again.

This is how it work on our T-Jet2 with the EZ Bulk ink system, you do not need a chip resetter with this system.

Hope this helps.
 

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I have tried removing the cartridge for 5 to 10 sec. The light still stays on. Is there a difference between cleaning cartridge or bulk
cartridge?
 

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I'm having the same issue. I got a solid red light on an ink cartridge when I turned it on this morning. Plenty of ink both in the ink station and cartridge. I pulled some through the cartridge with a syringe just in case. I hold the ink button down for 3 seconds. It runs through....and nothing. Still solid red light. I've tried everything I can think of.

Can anyone really make money with a T-Jet. I've spent the last 40 hours fixing a problem...print a couple shirts...another problem...couple shirts...another problem. It's like I'm being punked.
 

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WELCOME to the world of Direct to Garment printing. Give Equipment Zone a call, They have been great with getting the demons out of our printer.
 

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I'm having the same issue. I got a solid red light on an ink cartridge when I turned it on this morning. Plenty of ink both in the ink station and cartridge. I pulled some through the cartridge with a syringe just in case. I hold the ink button down for 3 seconds. It runs through....and nothing. Still solid red light. I've tried everything I can think of.

Can anyone really make money with a T-Jet. I've spent the last 40 hours fixing a problem...print a couple shirts...another problem...couple shirts...another problem. It's like I'm being punked.
To get the carriage to move to the ink replacement position you just push the ink button, if you hold it down for 3 sec it will go into an ink purge/head clean cycle and will not allow you to remove the cartridge and reseat it to clear the ink counter.

So with the printer on, at rest, (not printing), push the ink button, the carriage will move to the left, unsnap the cartridge with the ink light on solid, hold it up out of the carriage a few seconds, then reinstall, push the ink button again the carriage will move back to it's home position over the capping station and perform an ink purge, when it's finished the light should be off if not you have another issue.

To answer your question about making money with a T-Jet.....yes, we just finished a 100 shirt run on our T-Jet2 and only had one bad shirt out of the 100...so yes you can make money with any DTG printer.

Hope this helps.
 

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It is very encouraging to hear that someone has gotten a printer like this to work. However, I followed your directions exactly. No change. Am I missing something simple?

To get the carriage to move to the ink replacement position you just push the ink button, if you hold it down for 3 sec it will go into an ink purge/head clean cycle and will not allow you to remove the cartridge and reseat it to clear the ink counter.

So with the printer on, at rest, (not printing), push the ink button, the carriage will move to the left, unsnap the cartridge with the ink light on solid, hold it up out of the carriage a few seconds, then reinstall, push the ink button again the carriage will move back to it's home position over the capping station and perform an ink purge, when it's finished the light should be off if not you have another issue.

To answer your question about making money with a T-Jet.....yes, we just finished a 100 shirt run on our T-Jet2 and only had one bad shirt out of the 100...so yes you can make money with any DTG printer.

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It is very encouraging to hear that someone has gotten a printer like this to work. However, I followed your directions exactly. No change. Am I missing something simple?
If that didn't work you have either one of two problems...one would be a bad chip on the cartridge, the other would be a problem with the contacts that the cartridge has to connect to in the carriage.

A quick test would be to replace that cart with the correct color cleaning cartridge and see if it will reset.

Hope this helps.
 

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If that didn't work you have either one of two problems...one would be a bad chip on the cartridge, the other would be a problem with the contacts that the cartridge has to connect to in the carriage.

A quick test would be to replace that cart with the correct color cleaning cartridge and see if it will reset.

Hope this helps.
I found an extra cartridge for the color. Thank God that's the color I needed. I put the new cartridge in and pulled the ink through...light went away. So that old cartridge is trash?

It sounds like I better order spare cartridges for every color.
 

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Always a good idea to keep an extra set around. They are consumables and cheap.
 

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I found an extra cartridge for the color. Thank God that's the color I needed. I put the new cartridge in and pulled the ink through...light went away. So that old cartridge is trash?

It sounds like I better order spare cartridges for every color.
You can just order the spare chips without the cartridge.

Please keep in mind that when the head is parked over the capping station the chips have power going to them. When they are powered you should not lift the cartridge out of the head because it may damage the chip.
When you press the ink button quickly to move the head over to the left a little, the chips are powered down and safe to remove.
 

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Going to depend on your maintenance of the printer and your ink. We've seen cartridge sets last 5 years and some that last one year.


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