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Throw away ink

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Throw away ink
Jan 13, 2013

I print on my Epson 4000s and 7600s as a hobby, not to make any money. I enjoy being able to print large copies of my astronomy photos. However the cost of the ink has made me switch to the Cone ink system with refillable cartridges. I received the kit today and before installing them in my system I took apart the empty 110 and 220 carts I had saved to see how much ink was left over in an empty cart.

I found that I had 25 to 30ml of ink left in the 110ml carts.  Into the refillable carts the ink went.  I also saw that I had around 30 to 40ml of ink left in the 220ml carts.  The most I had was 55ml of ink in an empty 220ml cart.  That is a lot, half of an 110ml cart. ‚Äč I had enough throw away Cyan ink to fill my new cart.

So, if you are on a budget or not making money printing, save your "empty" cartridges and collect the ink and use the refillable ones.


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