My MAXIFY 5350 is on refill ink

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As you can see in the enlarged photo, the cyan bands in the nozzle check of my printhead show noticeable irregularities but, fact is that real prints, even at standard quality setting, show no visible defects at all.

Now I have no more Inktec cyan or magenta inks. Time to purchase GI-56 bottles I guess.
I can get them at 21.5€ each ( free shipping for two or more bottles). Good price ?
That's the price of 123inkt.be without shipping.
 

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I guess.
I can get them at 21.5€ each ( free shipping for two or more bottles). Good price ?
Why not get the whole set while you’re at it, that’s what I did, I didn’t need them at the time, but I taught it was better to get the complete set and do a fresh install.. it’s been trouble free even since, except for the Feckin magenta cart leaking..
That’s what spurred me on to get the new print head..
 

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I intend to buy one bottle of C,M and Y. They contain 135ml. each and will last me a long time because at least 90% of my printing jobs with the Maxify are black text.
No plans to get GI-56 black ink for the time being. I still have an almost full 1 liter bottle of black Inktec, which never gave any problem in my second MB5150, or the first one.
 

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You never know, maybe some crazy fellow found a magical recipe for transforming dye/pigment ink into PLA filament. Keep watching youtube videos just in case.. ;)
 
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I have ordered a new print head for my Maxify in the UK, (Thanks to @Redbrickman) so it should get here a lot faster, the last one I tried to purchase in the US was out of stock and they had to return my money.

The standard Maxify printer has a different print head to the newer bigger Multi tank Maxify printers, the standard uses QY6-0087 and the Multi tank uses the QY6-0091, surprising because I taught they would all use the head in their Maxify models..
 

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Not surprising if you consider that printheads for megatank printers don't have the full set of cartridges sitting on top. Ink is fed from a CISS system. Maybe the QY6-0087 and QY6-0091 share a common design at the bottom ( nozzle plate, inkflow control chamber,etc ) but the other parts must be totally different.
 

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While waiting on my replacement print head to arrive for my MB5155 printer, I seen a very cheap MB2750 going so I bought it, I was looking for another MB5150 but all these larger cart printers are as scarce as hens teeth.

I’ll keep it in reserve and won’t use it, considering the cost of new print heads, I got this and a set of carts too for just €149 with free delivery and a €10 discount, so all in all I now have a free printer too, it’s the same head in both printers..
P.S. The printer arrived in just 3 days, that’s more than can be said for the print head, it’s still out there somewhere in snail mail land..
 
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