Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

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After refilling the refillable cartridges and installing them, I suggest to run a nozzle check to seem everything is ok and try to print an image you already printed with the original ink and compare the outlook: if it is the same you do not need a profile, otherwise we can create one.
 

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After refilling the refillable cartridges and installing them, I suggest to run a nozzle check to seem everything is ok and try to print an image you already printed with the original ink and compare the outlook: if it is the same you do not need a profile, otherwise we can create one.
Hello. Used this weekend and everything looks great. There are slight differences in colour to the correct Epson ink but imo on the paper I’m using the 106,114, cannon combination actually look better. I would say there’s just a touch more red but it makes skin tones look better. On a side note I tried the canon paper (highly rated) and it looks terrible with both the correct and other inks. The strawberry on the test page look metallic !!!
 

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Canon paper is optimized for use in Canon printer. I suggest to use an Epson compatible photo paper. I presume it is Canon Photo Paper Pro I/II you are using ? I tried Canon Photo Paper Pro in my Epson Pro 3880 a few years ago and it seems to be ok, but that was pigment ink, never tried with dye ink.
 

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Canon paper is optimized for use in Canon printer. I suggest to use an Epson compatible photo paper. I presume it is Canon Photo Paper Pro I/II you are using ? I tried Canon Photo Paper Pro in my Epson Pro 3880 a few years ago and it seems to be ok, but that was pigment ink, never tried with dye ink.
Hello. How are you getting on with your xp 15000 ? Mine useless, every time I try to print it pulls the paper and the moment it starts trying to print it comes up with a paper jam error and won’t print. There’s nothing blocking the paper.
Looks like it’s going back :(
 

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You seem to have bad item. I hope it will be replaced under warranty. Mine is printing ok.
 

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Today my Grey cartridge was registered as almost empty and I removed all the cartridges from the printer and topped off not only the grey but all cartridges and reset the chips with the usb powered resetter and everything was declared 100%, so no more cascading ink level fall thanks to the resettable chips of the cartridges.

I advise always to refill and reset all of your cartridges when one or more carts are registered low/empty (refillables with reset at will chips). Original carts must be reset at 15% level, otherwise the chip will be disabled by the printer rendering them non-functional.
 
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Canon red is actually NOT red but a light orange, so is the Canon green which looks more like a fluorescent green than a true green. Epson green pigment ink is a bluish dark green. Epson Red is a true Red, because they also have an orange ink (Canon "Red"). I have bought a bottle of Canon GI53 Red, hopefully it is a true red and NOT orangy.
Did you have a chance to see how the Canon red ink performs compared to the OEM inkset and your magenta + yellow mix? If you have an ICC profile we can check some numbers here as well :)
 
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