Cone pigment versus Cone dye ink....

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Vernon D Rainwater
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Re: Yes you can mix OEM and Cone ink...
In reply to Vernon D Rainwater, Nov 5, 2012

Vernon D Rainwater wrote:

Petruska wrote:

Vernon D Rainwater wrote:

Petruska wrote:

in the printer and Jon Cone states this on his site, but with a 3880 using refillable carts and piggy-backing the OEM and reset chips I don't believe that you can mix OEM and Cone, or others, refillable cartridges. I'm not an expert with this on the 3880 as I don't have one.

Bob P.

Bob, I bought a set of the Cone 80 ml size re-fillable cartridges for my 3880. I have installed two of these (LLB and Yellow) by using the original OEM chip from the empty pulled OEM cartridges and the other cartridges are the original Epson OEM Cartridges. I use Inkjetcarts.com bulk inks for all my Epson printers (including the 3880) and (as mentioned in another post) the results are excellent and with no noticeable change (for better or for worse) and using the same Paper/Printer Profiles as used when using all OEM ink cartridges. I have printed around 40 photos ranging in size form 4 x 6 to 17 x 25 with this cartridge configuration. So far, all is working perfectly.....

My comments are correct, however; your comments may be relating to when using the Cone NON Pigment inks. I use only Pigment inks and don't need to print many (Proofs, etc) to where it would be a ($$$) benefit for that purpose.

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Vernon...

Using your example, if you were to replace the colors other than LLB and Yellow (leaving them as OEM because they are full) with refillable carts then the refillables with the replaced OEM chips won't work. That's what I was trying to clarify. You need the correct mix of OEM and refillable carts to work correctly.

My comments are the same for Cone Pigment or Dye inks...

Bob P.

Edited to add:

This Dpreview forum has completely dropped all the text message that was prepared with this post. Sometimes, I wonder what Fiasco in the Forums will be next. I wish I had first prepared the text message using one of my Editing software then copy/paste to the forum. However, why should that be necessary if some consistency and accuracy was present in maintaining the forums.

Certainly, My comments does not re-create the text message......

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Vernon...

Bob, I obviously do not understand your comments.  Are you saying that if I should pull two of the remaining OEM Cartridges (Example matte Black and Cyan) from the 3880, then pull the cartridge chips from these two cartridges and use with the corresponding matching Re-Loadable cartridge -- this will not work properly.

Also, what is meant by the comment  "You need the correct mix of OEM and refillable carts to work correctly."

During all my research and review I have never come across anything even resembling either of the above conditions regarding 'wont work".  Surely the Cone site would have any related information should this indeed be a conditional concern.  If they do, I certainly did not find it.

Where did you find such information.  A reference would be helpful.

In my "incomplete" previous post, I sent a screen copy of the Ink levels.  I know the two refillable cartridges do not accurately represent the status -- since visual ink monitoring for the re-fillable cartridges is required.

Bob, I will appreciate you helping me to understand what you have posted regarding this.

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Vernon...

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