how long do you wait to change --ie., percentage?

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boyinthecity
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how long do you wait to change --ie., percentage?
Aug 8, 2012

i have an epson 7900.

how low a percentage do most people wait till they change a cartridge?

is the counter fairly close so you can change it at about 1 percent????

i realize that i weight this with getting air in the line.

any kindly suggestions? thanks!

Hugowolf
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In reply to boyinthecity, Aug 8, 2012

Sometimes they won't let me start a print because they reckon there won't be enough ink for the whole print, and then I have to change cartridges before hand. On other occasions I have changed cartridges on 3880 and 9890 printers half way through printing with no problems.

What is the cartridge size on the 7900: how many money is 1 or 2%?

Brian A

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Gary Rodgers
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In reply to Hugowolf, Aug 8, 2012

On the 7900, why would you not simply change it when the cartridge is empty. You won't get air in the lines - The printer was designed to completely empty a cartridge.

Now, when it wants to do a cleaning or power cleaning, it may ask you for a new cartridge - put the new cartridge in, let the printer clean, and then reinsert the old cartridge until it runs out.

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boyinthecity
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In reply to Gary Rodgers, Aug 9, 2012

i noticed that the cleanings were excessive. so i turned it off and have been doing nozzle checks. when i get the replacement cartridge, i will do a cleaning just to be safe.

this is probably off topic:

after i shut down the cleanings on the control panel, i noticed that the ink usage went down measurably.

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