Thanks for the memories...
Jeff, your number has changed since we last talked on the phone. Please send me an email with your new number and I'll give you a call...sounds awesome!!!
cant wait to see your results and input here!!! p.s i have a much better designed printer system than the printer shown in the vids..give me a call before you build and ill explain this concept to you!!!
Tib, That's the $800 question. I value Jeff's experience here and EK Rip looks like the best alternative at the moment. That shouldn't stop us from experimenting. Gutenprint is a strange and wonderful animal. I'm using it in Gimp for Windows. I'll let everyone know if I figure it out.How could you seperate the channels in gutenprint? Could you change the ink order? I tried some times ago without success.
Robert, Actually that pic is a RAFT chip for a 1400 and the 1900 has two of these like you said. Thanks for the input.Really that chip resets all 8 channels at once? I have two chip sets and both behave the same: Each color resets only when reaching certain low level. I cannot reset all of them at once. So when doing cleanings and fill ink, it's a bit boring. If you confirm the Raft Chips works on demand, I'll order one for me. It's from inkjetcarts, isn't it?
Thanks for the good work German.
Could the printheads on a printer be cleaned sonically while still on the machine? For instance, if one were to design a platen that parks a sonic bath directly under the printhead and then rises up or the printhead lowers down into the bath?
I don't know much about this sort of stuff, and that's probably painfully clear, but just a thought. It just seems like after all these years now, they would have figured out this head cleaning thing by installing something on the head itself or designing some sort of device that would clean the head while it's still on the machine. My first inkjet was in 98 I think. The Epson Stylus 600 if memory serves. It had the exact same problems that today's inkjets have.
Not if you place the switch after the dampeners and as close to the head as possible. IMHO you should clean the system frequently if not daily...Unless you've got the deal of the century on your inks, you might want to think about all that ink (money) you'll be throwing down the drain when switching lines to cleaning fluid. All the ink in the dampers will be wasted as well as having to re-prime them after cleaning.
I did a test printing today .. printer needs some fine tuning but all in all its working fine.
Fist I had a problem with two blinking orange lights while starting the printer (Paper and ink ). But the funny thing was that I did not get this error if I pe was pressed while starting.
The Wood I used for this build has a white surface. And it seems that this was the problem. I just took a black piece of paper and covered the surface under the printhead. - No more error.
This did the job.
I think a few people had the same error around here so I wanted to share this with you guys.