CLEANING PROTOCOL TO ALLOW CONSUMERS TO CLEAN CARTRIDGES USING THEIR PRINTER
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Cartridges in an ink jet printer can be cleaned by users following a protocol set by the print manager. This cleaning function is especially useful when changing from a normal color print mode to a photo-realistic mode. Instead of having to purchase another cartridge with enhanced ink for photo-realistic printing, the user can ciean the existing ink out of the conventional color print cartridge and replace with the new ink.