when to change ink cartridge?

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Simon Garrett
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Re: when to change ink cartridge?
In reply to Howard Moftich, Mar 30, 2013

Yes, I never replace a cartridge until it's empty.  I've had once (just once in many years) a print where it ran out of ink part way through the page.

With some earlier Epson printers (e.g. R1800) when you change an ink cartridge it used a huuuuuuuuuuge amount of every ink in recharging the head.  If for example the cyan goes but the yellow is about 1/8 full, then in recharging the new cyan it would empty the yellow, so it was worth replacing the empty cartridge and any others below about 1/8.  However, the R2000 seems to use very little ink on a head charge, and I don't replace any ink cartidge until the printer says I have to.

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