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Going from Canon OEM to Octoinkjet ink on pro 100s

Discussion in 'Non OEM Ink & Cartridge Suppliers' started by Manuel Aspegren, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Nov 25, 2018
    The Hat

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    No, there won’t be any problems switching over to using another ink, the printer itself will take of things, so nothing to worry about..
     
  2. Nov 25, 2018
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    Ok thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2018
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    The potential problem of Yello Gello has been OEM Canon Yellow CLI-42 ink mixed with any aftermarket ink or water itself. That is why you must flush the OEM Canon CLI-42 Yellow cartridge with Windex or similar product first to remove the OEM Yellow ink before finishing the flush with water to then remove the Windex.

    Mikling, the owner of Precision Colors, has written on this forum of similar Gello potentially forming with Magenta as well. There may have been a user's report of Magenta Gello but I do not recall one. It is OEM Yellow that appears to be a true risk and why the forum recommends Windex flushing or using a flushed CLI-8 cartridges with a swapped CLI-42 Yellow chip.

    As far as the print head, no flushing is necessary when changing from OEM Yellow to aftermarket Yellow. This probably is because the insertion of a new cartridge into the print head triggers enough of an ink purge in the priming function that the OEM Yellow is flushed quickly out before Gello can begin.

    Note: if you refill cartridges having residual OEM inks, it may take more than one refill to sufficiently dilute the effect of the residual OEM ink with the new aftermarket ink. Wait 2 or more refills, some have suggested 4 refills, before obtaining a new custom ICC printer profile. If you do not want to wait several refills, then flush the cartridges before starting aftermarket ink.

    If you are going to flush the cartridge(s) then use them till marked as Empty. There is no reason to waste the ink by flushing when Low. The refill when the cartridge is marked Low instead of Empty is that air in the sponge will eventually cause caking of ink and then poor ink flow and decreased refill volumes, both of which can create their own issues, the worst being irreparably burned out nozzles in the print head.
     
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  4. Nov 26, 2018
    Manuel Aspegren

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    Ok thanks for all of your tips!
     
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    Remember that the window cleaner should have "no additives", only Ammonia. The "D" version should be OK, it's deodorized. I can't vouch if there is anything "added" to the "D" version, but I have had no trouble. Sometimes it takes a couple of stores to find the plain version. Sometimes is is called "Classic Windex".
     
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    Here in the EU, we use W5 window cleaner and it has no Ammonia in it, but it works just the same.. ;)
     
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    For interest sake, do you know what the active ingredient is which makes it work?
     
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    Nope, because if it ain’t broke, what’s the point...:)
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    Edit: The W5 only highlights Vinegar as one of the ingredients.. :hu
     

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