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At 02:53 PM 1/19/00 -0600, you wrote: >Rafe: >The dilution is your problem!!! > >Murray is using 1 to 7 dilution with 99% Isopropyl. I use 1 to 6 dilution >with 91% in my 900. The 1 to 9 dilution is not adequate. When I loaded the >printer with straight ink, I also got a fuzzy nozzle check, but most obvious >was the lack of middle-tone densities. I got good blacks and whites, but the >middle tones were weirded out! > >I believe you are trying a lot of things at once, and then acting surprised >when everything doesn't work as anticipated. Loading the small carts is a >bit of art & technique by itself. > >I don't understand why you chose the 1 to 9 dilution? This would be a major >reason for your poor printing results. You're absolutely right; too much going on at once. New ink, learning to refill, having to play amateur chemist... etc. All that, and trying to have a life, as well. First batch used 1:6 or so, and prints were very washed-out and pale (un-profiled, that is.) With profiles, the prints were quite a bit better. That's why I decide to back off on the dilution. Of course, when you're metering 24 cc of ink and 4 cc of alcohol, a tiny error in the 4 cc measurement can be critical. Due to all the problems "priming" that first set of carts, they didn't last long at all (most of the ink was lost in cleaning cycles, I suspect.) So I only got a handful of prints from that first pair of cartridges. I'll try again, maybe some time soon. I needed a break from the madness, so I'm working with some Generations ink I purchased several weeks ago (pre-filled cart.) Right off the bat, this ink seems much more trouble-free and closer to what I'm used to seeing from Epson media, even without profiles. rafe b. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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