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Old Jun 3, 2006, 5:58 AM   #1
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I want to replace the black ink in my epson CIS to better one.
Will it damage the print head ?
Shop where I bought the CIS said so. I wonder if it true ?
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Old Jun 3, 2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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I want to replace the black ink in my epson CIS to better one.
Will it damage the print head ?
Shop where I bought the CIS said so. I wonder if it true ?
There's a few things that can happen but first the obvious stuff..

You don't want to mix dyebase ink with pigment ink because it will not react well and will likely clause clogs... So not advisable.

Now the less obvious stuff is that different ink companies use different chemicals and materials to create their inks and in some particularly cheap ass outfits there is a lot of very poor selections. These different chemicals can react badly despite being ostensibly for the same printer so you may find that the shop is right, if you get something that just doesn't gell.

The party line from most CIS manufacturers is that, if in doubt, start over.. Get a new CIS kit and the ink you want to use and make sure you've done your homework in advance so you know you're getting something good..

Anything else is down to whether you wish to risk your printer or not... If it's one of the higher end models like the R1800 or R2400 then I'd err on the side of caution but if we're talking about a low end, C86, R200, etc... then you can take your chances but it'll be your own fault if it all goes wrong.

In short... You could screw up, and then again you may not... Best of luck...


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Old Jun 7, 2006, 5:58 AM   #3
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You could always try mixing a little of each ink and leave it stand overnight.

If it flows just as well after a few hours and you see no colour changes, you'd be pretty safe.
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