CAUTION pigment film is the wrong type for dye ink.
Learn what to do when using Pigment Inkjet Film.
Dmax Dye™ Ink Pro-100 Starter Kit
SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS!
DO NOT THROW AWAY ANY PARTS
White Envelope Contents:
(1) pair of gloves
(8) rubber fill hole plugs (may be colored or black, color does NOT matter)
(8) clear gaskets (to be installed into printhead one per slot)
(1) industrial syringe 12 ml (for Dmax black ink filling)
(1) green tipped blunt needle for syringe (attaches easily for the ink fill process)
(1) blue syringe cap (safely stores any ink left in syringe)
(1) 127ml bottle of Dmax Dye Ink (88 mls used for one fill)
(8) orange tank sleds used for storage or filling ink outside of printer
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!
Freehand’s Dmax™ Ink Starter Kit is used with AccuRIP Ruby™ Software and an active All Black Ink™ feature license!
Setup your Canon Printer using stock Canon inks. Contact Canon directly if printer is not printing and/or producing a clean test print from the Canon Printer Driver. If operational, continue to step two.
Step Two: INITIAL FILL
(a) remove yellow air hole tabs on all 8 tanks while still in their orange sleds. Attach the blunt fill needle to the 12ml syringe.
(b) wearing supplied gloves fill the syringe with 11 ml of Dmax Black Dye Ink.
(c) with the tank in its orange sled fill one tank with 11ml of dye. Insert the syringe deep but not to the tank bottom and inject ink slow enough for the sponge to absorb. Don’t worry about any black ink left in the reservoir as it will be absorbed into the sponge eventually. Repeat this step for all tanks until you have a full set of 8 tanks filled. Keep all filled tanks upright.
(d) plug each fill hole with provided rubber “L” shaped plugs. Plugs need to fit snug enough to prevent any dye ink from splashing out during transport and/or installation.
Lift printer hood. With the print head centered and not moving remove the power plug from back of printer. Then remove all Canon color cartridges.
Install all 8 clear rubber fill gaskets into print head. Each ink slot gets one gasket. Place the hole around the ink pad. These gaskets allow for the safe and clean refilling of dye ink while tanks remain in the printer.
Carefully remove each filled tank from its orange sled without breaking the tab or microchip. Tanks and slots in the print head are labeled with coordinating colors. Match then insert into the proper slots. A steady red light signals a successful install. 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 Ruby™ Software by Freehand, Make sure that the All Black Ink™ feature is ON so all slots are being used during printing. Refer to your AccuRIP Ruby documentation. Load a few sheets of plain letter size paper into the printer. Install, activate and launch (open) AccuRIP Ruby software. Click the GEAR icon in Ruby to open the maintenance feature window. Click nozzle check to verify the printer is clean and BLACK ink is properly printing. If necessary run a cleaning routine.
A clean Nozzle Pattern test print means you are ready to start printing films.
MAKE THE MOST of Ruby and Dmax…
Freehand’s exclusive Droplet Weight Density Test print feature in AccuRIP Ruby software quickly and easily prints all droplet weight settings onto one film allowing you to dial in your screen making system for maximum quality results:
Step One: Load a single sheet of 13×19 sized film into the printer emulsion side facing up.
Step Two: From the Quick menu or the File menu in AccuRIP Ruby choose Droplet Weight Density Test Print. Read and follow the direction on the print out to quickly discover your best and trusted settings.
When is it time to refill?
After the cartridge chips run down initially you will reset the Canon to continue running with THE SAME CHIPS; the chips will no longer report ink levels or display any red lights on the print head. This is the goal, they are NOT needed when using a bulk refill system. Now you will simply run the printer until the first sign of a light print, then add more ink to the tanks. Be careful not to overfill cartridges. Note: tanks can be filled while in or out of the printer. Tanks filled while in the printer will continuously operate after the first “printer reset”*. Tanks removed for filling will require “printer resetting” which involves pressing the function button. Fast and easy to do, generally requires pressing the function button once – holding for 8 seconds until the Power button white light flashes once.
* Printer reset: a Canon feature. The printer acts as a cartridge chip resetter allowing an exhausted chip to continue running without the need for an external chip resetter. Windows users will easily reset the tank chips directly from their computer using the Canon utility, or follow the same process shown below for Apple users.
Apple users will easily reset the tank chips directly on the printer using the buttons on the front of the printer.
For those that refill tanks remaining in the printer this is a “one-time” reset process. No reset action is required. For those that remove tanks each time they refill they will repeat the above described reset one time per refill session.
Thank you Canon for offering end-users a solution to prevents costly downtime!
Why is Amaze-Ink included?
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.
A serial number is required to activate AccuRIP Ruby™ software…
You will receive either a serial number (direct web purchases), or a redemption code (from a reseller). The redemption code will be emailed to you. 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.
Within the Ruby software click on the License field then click on “Enter Serial Number”.
All Black Ink™
A serial number is required to activate the All Black Ink™ feature…
You will receive either a serial number (direct web purchases), or a redemption code (from a reseller). The redemption code will either be emailed, or is located in the Pro-100 ink kit. Enter that redemption 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.
Within the Ruby software click on the License field then click on “Activate All Black Ink” Enter in the serial number.