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- Nov 27, 2010
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- Canon iP4300 + Epson scanner
Now that you’ve gone to the expense of getting OEM, I wouldn’t waste this opportunity of getting the refilling correct and having clog and trouble free printing.Any suggestions welcome.
Has ChromaLife ink (without the +) ever been implicated in a Yello Gello scenario?
Do the ChromaLife+ CLI-251 inks experience Yellow Gello like the CLI-42 Yellow does?
Have you seen anyone other than mikling report experiencing the issue with the CLI-251 ink? If this is a class effect then I would expect a number of reports.
- OctoInkjet inks do not cause an adverse reaction to the original ink in Canon CLI-42Y (Yellow) or any other CLI-42 cartridge.
- CLI-42Y (Yellow) cartridges should NOT be flushed as water will react and eventually cause clogging.
Description of Problem:The Canon original CLI-42 yellow ink appears to combine poorly with a specific third party ink supplied by Precision Colors, in a way that forms a gel like substance capable of blocking the inlets for the printhead and causing a clog and damage to the printhead.
Whether the ChromaLife+ ink causes a reaction is not the issue here, because there has never been any reports of pigment ink ever causing Yello Gello, so we’re relatively safe, but in saying that it’s never a good idea to mix two different pigment inks together without testing first.. Measure twice..Maybe there is not a class effect with ChromaLife+ inks.
I was thinking about this method too, but since @Artur5 revealed there is about 2ml ink in every channel of the printhead, my idea was to fill the Chinese refillable carts with alcohol and use as cleaning carts.Now that you’ve gone to the expense of getting OEM, I wouldn’t waste this opportunity of getting the refilling correct and having clog and trouble free printing.
Just empty your cyan cart of the existing ink then rinse with water, then with W5 cleaner, and finish off the last rinse with a little alcohol.
The chances of you experiencing Yello Gello with this rinsing method will be minimised to zero, beside Yello Gello is not a fatal condition and is easy reversible by switching back to OEM ink for a short while.
I’m with you on this one @palombian, because I intend switching to these 56 inks too with my Maxify, starting with the large black cart.. But I’ll let you plough the road first this time..
Usual cleaning cycles suck about 0.3-0.4ml per color on Pixma printers. (according to Canon's service manuals )I don’t reckon you need to worry about the remaining ink in the print head, because when you change the cart the printer will run a substantial cleaning cycles anyway..