Ink Republic CIS nightmare!

Started Dec 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ink Republic CIS nightmare!
In reply to jtoolman, Feb 17, 2013

jtoolman wrote:  I do not think it is an ink clogging problem as much as it is an ink flow or air problem.  Your gear grinding is due to you tubing interfering with the head carriage travel. Some of the old systems kike this one, do not use very supple and flexible ribbon tubing as found on newer versions of CISs.  Did you try a higher positioning of the bottles?

I used to use CISS on some of my 15 printers but have since given up as the reliabilty was simply not there.

Good observations with which I totally agree.  Must admit that whilst CIS systems are infinitely easier to refill, nevertheless, every one I have used has required fairly regular attention, mostly due ingress of air in some form.  These days I use refillables - routine makes it easy to refill and seem 100% reliable means to use alternative high quality inks.

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