Efillink.com CIS

Started Jan 29, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Wayne Solum Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
Green Cast

Gary,

Thanks for the report. I have used Ilford Gallerie Smooth Pearl with the profiles they provided and I would often get a green cast. The PULSE eliminated it. Printers of exact make and model (at least the ones from a generation or two ago) can print the same image differently.

Introducing third-party inks makes the variability even greater. It's entirely possible that the green cast will be eliminated by the PULSE. In the colorelite software you will be given a choice of illuminants. I've found for my purposes that D65 works well (D50 is what the software defaults to).

I assume your nozzle test patterns are good. Something you might try is a head alignment. Can't hurt and may help.

Are you clear on how to use printer profiles? Green and Mageneta casts can occur due to improper color management settings. I noticed that you're using PS version 6. I'm not certain it supports print color management.

Wayne

The driver also has a channel ink level have you tried bumping up the magenta channel in the printer driver?

Gary Mayo wrote:

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Pass/Fail Report card-------------------------

"PASS" quality of the lines and tanks

"PASS" GLOP (a little less bold, but OK)

"PASS" ink/pigments cost

"PASS" pigment drying and waterproofing

"FAIL" print quality (profile system ordered)

"FAIL" on customer service

"FAIL" on chip sets.

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PASS/FAIL--------------------------

"PASS- very marginal" if you are mainly concerned with cost/

"FAIL" if you are mainly focused on quality of prints (without
profiles)

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I have mixed feelings about what I have done to my printer, It used
to work perfectly, best prints I have ever seen. If you want to
make a great choice for CIS systems, I am afraid this choice may
not be the correct one.

I purchased to new R1800 a month ago, but grew tired of changing
OEM cartridges.

I looked at every CIS system on the net and picked the Kyson system
because of the large tanks (110ml) and the construction of the
tanks (they look good sitting next to the printer, not silly
bottles in a box), and the low cost of the pigments. I did not
choose the competitor system with batteries as I did not want more
electronics.

That is just about all I can say good about the system.

It is held in place (the lines) with shipping tape (I had) as the
guide plastic rod did not have anything to hold it in place and it
was all wobbly with the one piece of Velcro they sent.

The pre-filled lines were full of bubbles, so I needed to bleed
them twice to get then out and get a good print. The test print
did not print correct until a dozen cleanings and two bleeding.

The instructions for installation are very poor and non existent
for the printer model I have. I used an on line video from inkfly
to figure it all out. It is a real shame that I needed help from
a competitors product to install this system!

The ink monitor is constantly wrong (I am not running out of ink,
and no I do not want to buy more OEM ink). I do not know how to
reset the chip-set. It does not work to unplug the printer while
it is warming up and let sit a minute or so. It resets the one
cartridge, one time, but does nothing to the other ticking time
bombs soon to give incorrect error warnings of low ink/pigment, and
then the meter starts falling all over again to repeat the foolish
cycle.

Now the real issue. The prints look like shi%! Very heavy green
cast. I have let them know this, and they say, no other person has
said anything and has let it go at that. Very poor customer
service.

I have ordered a Monaco Systems Pulse ColorElite, Standard Color
Management System, with Optix Colorimeter, for Monitor, Scanner,
Digital Camera and Printer, for Mac. & Windows, but this is not
here yet, so I do not know for sure if I will be able to figure
that all out (never used one before) but I am hopeful that will
help and resolve the poor print quality.

The GLOP is a little less bright, but I am comfortable with it and
the ink (pigment) is dry as soon as it exits the printer. Very
fast drying. I like that.

They answer the phone like it is wringing into an apartment in a
bad neighborhood and they are worried about creditors calling.
Their voice sounds like they expect you to complain about
something. They sound very unsure of themselves. I would not
suggest calling them for anything.

Am I happy? No not really, but I am still working at making it
work. I will check back in somewhere in this forum to give an
update review of this product after I do profiles.

If Kyson had any balls, they would contact me and make me a happy
customer and help me resolve the green cast issues I am having with
their product.

Gary....

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