cleaning of Epson 3880 maintenance tank

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Questions thread
jtoolman
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Re: cleaning of Epson 3880 maintenance tank
In reply to AusPic, Feb 28, 2013

AusPic wrote:

Ursula Freer wrote:

AusPic wrote:

Ursula Freer wrote:

Has anyone tried the procedure demonstrated on inkrepublic. You need to scroll all the way down to see how it's done. I just got an Epson 3880 and have not had the need to try this. But I will when the time comes.

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Cone offered a resetter that sounded just too good so I bought one. When it was delivered I read the instructions..........Had already discounted the Inkrepublic method as too much messing about. Back to the resetter.....its even MORE complex.......then I sat down and did the sums.

Today my Plan 'B' is :

purchase a replacement once a year or so ( can be longer), click out.....click in and it's all done over in seconds!!!! Why make problems and more work for yourself?

I don't smoke but a replacement waste tank and a packet of 30 cigarettes are the same price so on that basis its a no brainer for me.

Enjoy your 3880 they are great machines.

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Andrew G

Andrew, I see your point. Except I was shocked how quickly the maintenance tank is filling up.

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Quickest way to fill waste tank is to do nozzle checks and cleans, I speak from experience here!! Better you print an image and use the same settings all the time so there is no swap between Photo black and Matt black. However, once a month its good for the machine and the ink to do the swap and print with the other ink. Since I quit doing checks and used prints instead my waste has slowed to hard to measure after 100+ prints today!!

I also live in hot dry and did as you for the same reason. Printmaker wised me up, now MUCH less waste.

Enjoy, its a fun journey!!

Andrew

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Andrew G

I agree about cleanings but nozzle check use a miniscule amount of ink and since that tiny amount goes directly onto the paper there is zero waste generated.

I print about once a week on my 3800 and if not I will run a nozzle check and turn it back off till the next job.

But if you print a lot as you do, then what you are doing if perfect!

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