I have been told many times that using aftermarket inks like the Bordeaux can only cause problems and clogs in the machine. I have used Bordeaux inks for the past 3 years with little problems till now! I am not sure if I was just lucky or Bordeaux recently changed their formula in the past year?
I have been replacing my caps many times to get my printer working propperly. usually 2 sets a month. So often that I started using cheap china caps with clear lines. I finally noticed (with the clear lines) that the inks starts to dry up in the line and clogs up the line to the point a syringe will not pull ink through. I replace the line with different kinds, including the original Roland Black lines and they all seem to clog.
Main Problem: Doing a print test will not get me all colors printing correctly. Once I change the lines (new) it is good.
So here are my questions:
1. Will going back to Roland inks, Roland Caps / Lines fix my issue or is something else going on here?
2. I have never used my cleaning cartridges or done a cleaning flush before, should I try to do it? (I've own the machine since new for about 10 years)
3. Is there a suggested place to purchase Caps & Inks? The place I get it from is Los Angeles area and is fairly expensive.