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Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard HP InkJet Printers' started by Parhs, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011
    Parhs

    Parhs Getting Fingers Dirty

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    Hello!
    I got 20ml colours from a store here that claims and label's their bulk inks with OCP.

    I tried to refill an EMPTY HP 344 and it was clogged as hell.. However with little effort i unclogged it and CYAN and YELLOW printed great 99% perfect.
    But magenta had issues... Couldnt get good nozzle check and magenta was printed with white lines.
    I thought that something was wrong with my cartidge because it was clogged before and tried many cleaning solutions with no success.


    Then i tried to refill another cartidge that had 0 printing problems and was perfect.... HP 22 COLOR
    Again had Success CYAN AND YELLOW after printing 5 test pages with cyan yellow magenta but MAGENTA had again problem!
    It had white lines like it had on my printer...

    I didnt know how to do nozzle check to other printer.


    So is it that MAGENTA ink has a problem??? or i did something wrong ???
    What should i do ? I cant find a reliable ink here.. everyone keeps the brand of the ink secret
  2. Jan 22, 2011
    ghwellsjr

    ghwellsjr Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    Does your store sell just one ink for all printers? Does it say something like universal ink, including all brands of inkjet printers? Does it specifically state if it is a dye-based or a pigment-based ink?

    In any case, if the same ink causes problems in two different kinds of printers, then it sounds like an ink to be avoided.

    By the way, where is here? If you would add your general location to your profile, it might help getting better answers.
  3. Jan 22, 2011
    Parhs

    Parhs Getting Fingers Dirty

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    It sells one ink for HP..
    However OCP has different kind of inks for HP..
    Magenta has this ink
    http://ocp.de/content.php?seite=sei...php&details[kategorie]=tinten&details[id]=131
    It doesnt provide any info...
    But i think that 758 is the newer label which suits 22 but not 344.

    Here i mean in Greece... I search this forum but didnt find an OCP resseler in Europe...
    They sell 1litre of ink! i dont need that much.
  4. Jan 22, 2011
    Parhs

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    I went at the shop and he seems to uncloged the cartidge at second try.However i am not sure if it is truly unclogged..
    He said that the other the black 21 that couldnt be unclogged.(It was left dried)
    I tried boiled destilled water,amonia,windex, isopropyl alcohool,and i couldnt uncloged it..
    I left it in ammonia for 24 hours and got little effect....

    I went at another store and he unclogged it with 20 seconds! I dont know how he did it....

    I bough magenda from him and tried to fill my dismantled 344 .However i have problem again.. Maybe its cloged although i washed the spongs removed all the ink in the cartidge with ammonia etc and blowing it...


    I try to print magenta and it starts good and then there is little flow.. If i interupt the printing and wipe with paper the cartidge it prints again better...but then stops again...

    What does this mean???
  5. Jan 22, 2011
    qwertydude

    qwertydude Printing Ninja

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    I think your problem is you dismantled the cartridge. They were never meant to be dismantled then reused. You're almost guaranteed to have flow issues taking them apart. My best suggestion is to get a good cartridge and refill it. You can't ever let them run out either. Just keep topping them off, this will prevent the flow issues you've been having. Also after refilling the cartridge it's best to let the cartridge settle overnight. This lets all the bubbles out preventing flow issues. I've had a cartridge refilled over 20 times and it's 2 years old. No problems, even prints photos just fine. If you keep topping the cartridge off you inevitably will overfill the cartridge so when that happens ink will spill out the printhead. Simply blot, don't wipe, the cartridge on a paper towel until the ink stops flowing out of the printhead. Install in the printer and run a couple cleaning cycles then let the cartridge settle overnight.
  6. Jan 22, 2011
    Parhs

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    About the HP22 cartidge that has magenda problem what can i do ? It had the same problem with 344..
    So there is no way to fix the 344 now?
  7. Jan 24, 2011
    PeterBJ

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    My guess is that he used a priming tool like this : http://www.linexports.com/en/product/item/1011/product_detail.html

    A Google search on "HP 22 priming tool" should bring up a supplier nearer to you.

    Also check out this similar thread: http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=666&p=1

    Often a seemingly clogged HP cartridge is not clogged at all, but ink flow to the print head is blocked by air trapped in the nozzle chamber. The purpose of the priming tool is to remove that air.

    Peter.
  8. Jan 26, 2011
    Parhs

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    I had a great priming tool (but my mother thought it was garbage and throw it) ,and i have now one but it is poor quality and doesnt work.... I tried to suck but problem didnt solve yet..

    http://www.octoink.co.uk/categories/Bulk-Ink/HP-Inks/

    Are these ink good ?? Unlickily i see that they dont supply special colours for the photo cartridges.
  9. Jan 26, 2011
    Parhs

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    I had a great priming tool (but my mother thought it was garbage and throw it) ,and i have now one but it is poor quality and doesnt work.... I tried to suck but problem didnt solve yet..

    http://www.octoink.co.uk/categories/Bulk-Ink/HP-Inks/

    Are these ink good ?? Unlickily i see that they dont supply special colours for the photo cartridges.
  10. Jan 26, 2011
    PeterBJ

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    Hi Parhs

    The ink set for the HP cartridge series 364/564 is Image Specialists brand, which is considered very good by many forum members. But the ink set is is specified for another cartridge type than your HP 22. It may work or may not work and colours may be off.

    Octoinkjet is owned by forum member Websnail. When logged in, you could click the Email link on the left on any of his posts and ask if the ink set will be suitable for your cartridges.

    Good luck in finding a new and better priming tool.

    Peter.

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