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 on: October 22, 2015, 09:04:28 PM 
Started by docwatson99 - Last post by docwatson99
I now have a black cartridge that can't be recognized.  I refilled it, replaced the battery, and reset it, but it still can't be recognized.  Any suggestions?

 on: October 07, 2015, 06:24:30 PM 
Started by Homer Simpson - Last post by cisinks

Here's what you can do..

If you can.. clean the chips with a napkin or dry rag with a dab of rubbing alcohol. Also make sure the contacts on the printer itself is clean too..

You can follow these steps to see if it helps with this issue.

(1) Take out the cartridges.
(2) Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds to 1 minute.
(3) Replug your printer and turn it on, (WITHOUT cartridges installed)
(4) Attempt to access the Epson Status Monitor software from your computer WITHOUT any cartridges inserted to activate the cartridge installation procedure. (You can bring it up by sending the printer a print job without cartridges installed.. the monitor will come up)
(5) With Epson Status Monitor up, the screen should say you don't have any cartridges installed and tells you 'How-To' do so, CLICK the HOW TO button, at this point it'll tell you how to install the cartridges.. you really just want to put the cartridges back on, making sure you hear a good click for each cartridge.
(6) Do a final firm push on the cartridges, focusing on the end that has the chips on them.
(7) Now tell the Epson Status Monitor you installed the cartridges and the printer will ˇ°chargesˇ± the ink level to 100%.

See if this works. Let us know.

-CISinks Roll Eyes

 on: October 07, 2015, 12:09:44 PM 
Started by Homer Simpson - Last post by Homer Simpson
Got the CSI system installed.  Printed the test pages.  This was yesterday.  Today I get the error "Ink cartridges cannot be recognized".  Can't print anything.  I've turned if off and on.  I know it printed fine yesterday.

 on: September 04, 2015, 07:42:05 PM 
Started by Homer Simpson - Last post by cisinks

I would recommend refillables if you purchase any sponge-typed cartridges, because they are more convenient and easier to use , compared to the CISS system.

I would recommend any printer with 4-6 or more colors per cartridge.

I would check out :

Epson :

XP-610 , XP-850, XP-950.

If you can pay for an expensive printer you can check out :

Artisan 1430, Artisan 50, R2000, R3000.

 on: September 03, 2015, 11:35:55 AM 
Started by Homer Simpson - Last post by Homer Simpson
Need a recommendation for a printer for Windows server 2008.  Needs to have great graphics quality.  An all in one printer would be better.
Needs to be able to print picture quality prints on brochure paper.

 on: August 27, 2015, 12:43:15 PM 
Started by Homer Simpson - Last post by Homer Simpson
I have a HP OfficeJet 8000 with a CIS system from you.  I am upgrading to Windows server 2008, 64bit and there is no printer driver for it. Which means  I'll need a new printer.  What printer do you recommend?  Do you sell printers with CIS already installed?

 on: August 20, 2015, 08:09:16 PM 
Started by Jskalon - Last post by cisinks

Sorry for the late reply, but may you please explain what do you mean when the prints look like "Draft Mode" ?

If the prints are coming out blank, please be sure to have installed your Air-Filters on your ink tanks (if you're using a CISS).

If the air filters are not installed, no prints will come out on the pages. It will get progressively blanker and blank. If this is happening to you, try to make sure you install the fat end of the air filters down into the smaller hole of the CISS . If you are using "Refillables" , be sure that you remove the air vent plug, so that air may circulate the cartridges while printing.

If you ALREADY have the air filters installed and this quality was still persisting, I'd suggest checking to make sure that there are no inks trapped inside the air filter of your CISS. IF there is, this will constitute in the lag in print quality. You will need to clean them by placing the filters in a cup of hot/warm water for 10-20 minutes. This should allow the ink to dissipate. Air blow dry them, and then prime them to make sure they are clear of any air bubbles.

If this problem still persists, or there was no ink inside the air filters, I'd suggest priming the cartridges instead of doing too many head cleanings.  Performing too many, may damage the printer's ink pad in the long run. Any time you feel like you need to do a head cleaning, keep it to a maximum of 3 head cleanings per row. Then I'd let the printer sit overnight to let the ink soak. Doing too many will give ink catching on the sides of the paper.

If all else fails, make sure to print a nozzle check to compare the quality from the previous trouble-shooting tips. You will start to see some improvement. If all else fails, I'd suggest doing a nozzle prime on the cartridges. Here is a video showing you how :


Pull the ink from underneath the cartridge , should have the ink running freely from the cartridge. Then print a nozzle-check and you will see the colors improve. You may need to prime each color 1-3 times depending on the flow of your pull. If you pull it and it is bubbly, I would try again until it flows freely. Twisting the syringe while drawing up will greatly improve the yield of the ink pull.

If you print a nozzle-check and is near perfect, you can finish it off with 1x head cleaning. This will get them printing in good condition.

Let us know if you have any questions.

-CISinks  Grin

 on: August 15, 2015, 03:23:30 AM 
Started by Jskalon - Last post by Jskalon
All of my printouts look like draft mode. It doesn't matter what setting I use. Then after changing printer settings a couple of times all I got where blank pages. I had to re-seat the cartridges. I cleaned the print head and the printouts were back to draft mode quality.

 on: August 11, 2015, 06:30:00 PM 
Started by trailtrotter - Last post by cisinks

Try this and see if this works.

You will need to pull ink directly from the nozzle of the cartridge.

This video shows you how :


One you draw ink from there, be sure that there is no ink trapped inside the air filters. This will cause the cartridges to not print for that specific color if the air vents are plugged up.

You do not need to do many head cleanings or deep cleanings. I prefer priming or nozzle priming the cartridges to prevent too many head cleanings. You would only perform a head cleaning after priming and the colors are near perfect on the nozzle-check page.

 on: August 04, 2015, 09:17:50 PM 
Started by trailtrotter - Last post by trailtrotter
Thank you for your response
It doesn't seem to be a problem with the printer recognizing the CISS , the printer is going through all the motions just not printing anything on the paper I actually manage to get it to start printing some black but no other colors just the black and it's very streaky. I've done multiple head cleaning and multiple nozzle checks none of which seemed to help , the printer and the CISS are both brand new could it be possible that the ink still clogged the heads right away?
And I am not too sure about the chipset that you're speaking th there is a battery and it is plugged in but I did not see any separate chipset?

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