What should I check when buying a used Epson 3880

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What should I check when buying a used Epson 3880
In reply to Radu Tenenbaum, Mar 29, 2013

Radu Tenenbaum wrote:

What was a waste of 90 minutes and two gallons of gas.

Ink was at 50-70% instead of the claimed 90% plus.

They will be at about 80% before you do a single print. It takes that much ink to prime the lines and align the head.

Maintenance cartridge was almost at capacity.

A maintenance tank is about $16.

Ran nozzle check and there were gaps.  Ran auto nozzle check, where the printer iteratively checks output and cleans as necessary, but the Maintenance cartridge reached capacity after awhile and everything stopped.  What had printed to that point still had gaps.

More serious

Brian A

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