Ink Republic CIS nightmare!

Started Dec 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Robert Hoy, Dec 27, 2012

Robert Hoy wrote:

Unfortunately youtube videos and their instructions are from 7 years ago when their system came out and are outdated. They've changed their system quite a bit and often instructions and the video is no longer correct. I had to search the web for a photo of a recently finished R1800 in order to see how the tube brackets were supposed to be attached since the bracket(s) change so, so much.

And it seems the printer is pulling the tubes as it moves. I had set the tube position so it could hit the left side just fine but the printer motion has pulled more tubes along preventing it from getting all the way to the left.

Hi Robert. In your comments, you seem to indicate that you have not actually got the tube support location set correctly viz: "and it seems the printer is pulling the tubes as it moves"

When I suggested checking youtube for videos - I was NOT specifically saying to check for their video but videos posted - even for alternative CIS units. For example, check out the inkjetfly.com video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf5QOTdMNoE

and another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqnk9KWwX60

and yet another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0BZ0ThJMN0

Either may well help find where to make adjustments or change the whole approach. I have never used the CIS make you mentioned but I do have a couple from inkjetfly.com and over the years, have used different CIS units in different Epson models, my current ones being the 1400.

I did notice (I don't have an 1800 model) that your unit shows the cartridge compartment cover being left in position and closed as for normal individual cartridge use - as does the IJF one in their video - but on all Epsons I have used (and in the other videos linked above) it does show using a small screwdriver to prise one side of the cover's clip-hinge location so as to then remove the cover. It is just possible the cover itself, if left in place, could cause some slight pressure on the tubing, so worth checking.

You certainly need to check 1) location of the tubing support abd 2) free movement of the tubing with the printhead side to side movement as from your comment, that is clearly not right as of now.

BTW - there could be other videos (perhaps some from users?) on youtube that could in themselves help identify and resolve your problems.

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LINK: For B+W with Epson 1400 (and other models) using black ink only PLUS other useful tips:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/epson1400-B&W.htm
Cleaning DSLR Sensors, including Kodak DSLR Factory Cleaning method:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/KodakDCS-sensorcleaning.htm
Solving back/front focus problems on Sigma and most other DSLRs
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1027&message=35565277
PDF format list of lenses you can print or download - covers Italian Flag YES/NO for DCS 14n but applies to others. http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/ItiFlagLensList.pdf

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Zone8: Although I am a handsome genius, when I stand in front of a mirror, I vaguely recognise the ugly idjit standing on the other side!
LINK: For B+W with Epson 1400 (and other models) using black ink only PLUS other useful tips:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/epson1400-B&W.htm
Cleaning DSLR Sensors, including Kodak DSLR Factory Cleaning method:
http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/KodakDCS-sensorcleaning.htm
Solving back/front focus problems on Sigma and most other DSLRs
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1027&message=35565277
PDF format list of lenses you can print or download - covers Italian Flag YES/NO for DCS 14n but applies to others. http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk/ZPS/ItiFlagLensList.pdf

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