Yup. That and they leak all over the place before you get them into
the printer. If you get air into the bag, and the air gets into the
printhead, it's bad Jiu-Jiu too. There is a tool to "bleed" the
printheads, but it's messy and wastes a lot of ink.
Filling the "tank" I take out the BB or screw, inflate the bag with a
modified "canned air" duster, then inject the ink with a syringe. When
full I re-install the screw, then draw any air and a bit of ink out
through the ink outlet. I've put well over 25 liters of ink through
those Pro 8000 printers over the last 5? years - and that's not
counting the 70? new cartridges we've put through (along with a fair
number of print heads)
Not nozzles - the "tank" has a "quick connect" fitting on it that
connects to a flexible nylon? line that feeds the ink, via another
"quick connect" to the printhead. The tank just sits at the corner of
the printer while the printheads fly back and forth - - -
Not when you need colour. Yes, we also have 2 big colour lasers in the
office, but printing insurance liability slips on the laser isn't a
really viable alternative - and draft mode on the inkjet is a lot
cheaper than using the laser - both in ink and power consumption. We
also have payment notices/renewals emailed in that get printed off
overnight for processing. We did use an Oki LED printer for that for a
while, but went back to the officejet because of the power used
heating up the fuser every 20 minutes or sa as the emails came in.
At $4 to $8 per ounce for the ink, it is actually cheaper than toner
for the laser too.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:30:11 AM UTC-6, philo wrote:
My last 3 printers have been Epson (I used to rebuild their dot-matrix heads and POS printers). My latest is a Workforce 635. Epson has been using chipped carts for many years...my original Epson needed resetting to re-fill the tank.
As for 6 year old carts...I would not use them! Buy fresh, new high-capacity carts.
If the cartridges ("tanks" in the case of Epson) have not been installed
and ink has never flowed through the printhead, you should have no problem.
I just discarded an R1600 with dozens of "tank sets" that *did* have
expiration dates; but my reason for discarding it was just to get
rid of yet another piece of equipment; not due to "old ink".
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