Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Auto lensometer ink cartridges seem to be empty

  1. #1
    OptiBoard Novice
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    4

    Auto lensometer ink cartridges seem to be empty

    My office just got a LM-7000 machine from another company. The blocking ink marks very, very lightly. They company that we bought the machine from sent us a bottle of red refill ink, but when you unscrew the cartridges from the holder and the spring comes out, etc. they are just little compressed felt ink pads (if that makes sense) that don't disattach from the main cartridge. Trying to insert the ink from the bottle into these or soaking them in it is just a horrendous mess. Anyone familiar with this style of cartridge or think we need to replace the whole cartridge or how to get the cartridge to absorb the ink?

  2. #2
    OptiBoard Professional
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    193
    Don't know if this will help you or not, but the best ink I've found for lensometers and layout markers is Pitney-Bowes postage meter ink. Just put a drop or two on the felt pads. It's about the consistency of ketchup. Nice and dark, doesn't dry out quickly or run all over everything. When it does dry, moisten it with a little water. Add more ink only when necessary. Pitney-Bowes wouldn't sell it to me because I didn't have a meter, but I had a relative who sold photocopiers and she scored a bottle for me from one of her accounts. A little four oz. bottle has lasted for years.

  3. #3
    OptiBoard Novice
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    4
    Thanks for the tip waynegilpin. I will try dropping a few drops of the ink onto the little cartridges we have to see if that will do anything. The only problem I guess now that I think of it is that they are stuck up inside a little barrel so I don't know how I'd get them out...which makes me think that the whole thing is meant to be replaced...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Auto-lensometer
    By bela920 in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-27-2012, 09:52 PM
  2. What is the best auto lensometer
    By Bimmer Inc in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-04-2011, 12:04 PM
  3. Auto Blocker (with built in auto lensometer) and Freeform lenses.
    By sr20bet in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-30-2009, 03:46 PM
  4. Auto Lensometer
    By pinto in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-11-2006, 12:03 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OptiBoard is proudly sponsored by:
Younger Optics and Vision Equipment