BN-20 consumed silver cartridge in 2 weeks

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BN-20 consumed silver cartridge in 2 weeks

Post by Brent Ragsdale » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:38 pm

Hello. I run a DIY prototyping studio for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. We have a 6 year old BN-20 that's been fairly reliable. I chose metallic silver as the 5th color (wish I would have picked white.) I don't clean the print head much, but it gets used fairly often and it sounds like it purges ink periodically so it hasn't been much of a bother. Recently I had to replace the silver cartridge (as it won't run without it) and the following week it had purged that whole silver cartridge into the waste container. I don't have any idea why it would do this or what to do about it. Any advice from this group would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: BN-20 consumed silver cartridge in 2 weeks

Post by mrtn » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:51 pm

We have just had a metallic/white topic here: ... 658#p29407

Note the circulation-discharge part.

The printer has no capability of consuming just one cartridge. It consumes all cartridges at the same rate during cleaning. The only other way of consuming an individual cartridge would be printing with it.
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Re: BN-20 consumed silver cartridge in 2 weeks

Post by Darwin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:39 am

I installed a cleaning cartridge instead of silver

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Re: BN-20 consumed silver cartridge in 2 weeks

Post by woolly » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:26 am

Exccesive use of silver may be you are using a mt profile but may not be printing silver

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