DO NOT accept or agree to Epson Firmware Updates.
Warning: Accepting and installing Epson firmware updates may cause ink tank chips to no longer be read properly. There are no functional hardware advantages to accepting firmware updates. Do NOT install any firmware updates when using All Black Ink / Dmax refillable ink tanks.
DO NOT peel off the plastic covering INK SEAL on any or all cartridges.
DO NOT fill, refill or top off cartridges while in the printer. Always take cartridges out to fill.
CAUTION pigment film is the wrong film type for dye ink.
Learn what to do when using Pigment Inkjet Film (PIJF).
DO NOT THROW AWAY ANY PARTS
White Envelope Contents:
(1) pair of gloves
(1) industrial syringe 12 ml (for Dmax black ink filling)
(1) green tip blunt needle for syringe (attaches for ink fill process)
(1) blue syringe cap (safely stores any ink left in syringe)
(1) 129ml bottle of Dmax Dye Ink (66mls used for one fill)
(6) refillable empty tanks (cartridges) with black plugs
All Black Ink™ Dmax Dye™ 1430/1400 Refillable Ink Master Kit
(a) remove yellow air hole tabs on all 6 tanks. Attach blunt needle to 12ml syringe.
This is the ONLY part of the tank that needs to be removed/peeled off.
(b) wearing gloves fill the syringe with no more than 11 ml of Dmax™ Black Dye.
(c) Insert syringe deep, but not to tank bottom. Inject ink slow enough to avoid a spillover. Repeat for all tanks . Keep all filled tanks upright.
(d) plug each fill hole with provided rubber “L” shaped plugs. Fit plugs snug enough to prevent dye ink from splashing out during transport or installation.
Only the yellow tabs that say remove should be removed. DO NOT PEEL OFF THE PLASTIC INK SEAL (where the ink flows out of cartridge)!
Lift printer hood. With the print head centered and not moving remove the power plug from back of printer. Remove any previously used cartridges.
Slots in the print head are labeled with coordinating colors. Insert filled tanks into the proper slots. Close printer lid (cover), plug the power cord into printer. The printer will charge the inks. Steady white light indicates ready mode.
Install and setup AccuRIP™ Software by Freehand if not already done, making sure that the All Black Ink™ Feature is ON so all slots are being used during printing. Refer to your AccuRIP documentation.
Continue to STEP TWO…
DO NOT make production films until you RESET the AccuRIP default settings, and print a Droplet Weight Density Test Print using the new inks to your film brand. When you change your ink delivery system, ink brand and/or film… reset and test for best results.
All Black Ink Feature: ON
Ink Coverage: Standard
Print Resolution: 720 x 720
Droplet Weight: 12
Enhanced Accuracy: OFF (when ON the feature purposely produces a thin line on the side of the film for constant calibration of the print head)
From File Menu print Droplet Weight Density Test Print to your film. Follow instructions on printed film. The goal is to dial in the best settings for your ink and film combo. Films should be dry, dark and sharp. Quality films equals success during the screen exposure process.
IMPORTANT FILM INFO:
With a variety of film manufacturers with different manufacturing specifications some will work best, work better than others, or not work well at all. Look for film that works with DYE ink when using the Dmax™ Dye in your Ink Master Kit.
Approved Film Brands: DarkStar™ • Rite Film™
Unapproved Film Brands: Ulano PIJF (Pigment Inkjet Film). This otherwise fine brand is NOT coated for best results with DYE like Dmax Ink. Dye is recommended for printing films for screen exposure. PIJF is for use with pigment ink. Poor results of an ink and film mismatch include slow drying, inconsistent results, a haze around the print that happens as water separates the emulsion from the carrier sheet.
When is it time to refill?
At the first sign of a light print check the tanks to see if they need additional dye added. Using the provided syringe top off all tanks. REFILL TANKS WHILE OUTSIDE OF THE PRINTER. Be careful not to overfill cartridges. Removing the tanks to refill outside of the printer then inserting them will allow the chips on the tanks to reset!
Why should user have Freehand’s Amaze-Ink?
Amaze-Ink is an amazing head cleaner and maintenance fluid. It is NOT to be used in the refillable tanks as part of film printing. All Bubble Jet and Inkjet printers will eventually take on a clog. Having the proper and safe supplies on hand saves time and money. To maintain a clean printhead and to break up clogs that may occur, refer to the cleaning videos on the Freehand Graphics YouTube Channel:
Keep Ink Flowing…use Amaze-Ink monthly for maintenance.
Have an extra bottle of Dmax Dye Ink on hand.
The ability to print quality films through the Pixma Pro-100 happens because of two key Freehand manufactured technologies…Dmax Dye Ink and AccuRIP Ruby™ Software for Bubble Jet printing. You simply will not achieve the same success with any other products.
Freehand and you, together we got this!
AccuRIP Ruby EP™ (NEW)
A serial number is required to activate AccuRIP Ruby EP™ software…
Purchasers receive either a serial number (direct web purchase from Freehand), or a redemption code (from a reseller). The redemption code will be emailed to you from your reseller. Freehand does not have this code on file. Enter that code into the “Enter Redemption Code Provided” field, click “Apply” then refresh the page. Your new serial number will appear on the account page in the “My Software Licenses” field.
Enter the serial number when prompted in the Wizard setup, or within the Ruby software click on the License field then click on “Enter Serial Number”.
All Black Ink™
A code is required to unlock/activate the All Black Ink™ Feature License…
You will receive either an unlock code (direct web purchase), or a redemption code (from a reseller) to use to obtain a unique unlock code.
Reseller Redemption Code:
It will be emailed from your reseller. Freehand will not have a record of this redemption code. Enter that redemption code into the “Enter Redemption Code Provided” field in your My Account, click “Apply” then refresh the page. Your unlock will appear on the My Account page.