I have a Bravo II. When it works well, I love it. But...ink cartridge drying out is a problem. I had used half of my black cartridge and the printer sat idle for a few months. I recently tried to print and could not get black. Color would print after cleaning/purging. Contacted Primera and was given this advice.
In regards to the print quality issues you have been having with your Bravo, please try the below suggestions.
1. Take out both Cartridges, clean the copper contacts on the Cartridge Carrier with rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth.I would suggest manually cleaning the cartridges using the instructions below.
1. Remove the print cartridges.
2. Moisten a lint-free cloth with water.
3. Hold the cloth against the nozzles for three seconds. This will "wick" some additional ink onto the damp cloth.
4. Wipe away.
Repeat the process
When you manually cleaned the color cartridge, were you getting fairly even amounts of the three colors (cyan, magenta and yellow)?
Please go into 'Printers and Faxes' via the 'Control Panel'
Right click on 'Disc Publisher II' or 'Disc Publisher XR' and click 'Printing Preferences'.
Click on 'Clean/Change Cartridge and Check Ink' and click on 'Properties'
Click on 'Clean/Purge'. At one end of the disc, you should receive 3 big black boxes, which test the black cartridge. Did those print?
In the middle of the disc you should see 7 rectangular boxes of colors on the right and left side of the disc, which test the color cartridge. Did those print?[/FONT]
If either one of the above or both do not print, I would suggest trying a new cartridge.
Long story short, I was finally able to print 10 discs last night. Tried to run 10 more this morning and same problem. I have run through 35 test discs and still can't get the black to print consistently.
I get my cartridges at CDROM2GO.com for $42 a cartridge. I guess I will have to remember to run the cartridge out the next time I duplicate.