cleaning of Epson 3880 maintenance tank

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Questions thread
Hugowolf Forum Pro • Posts: 12,674
Re: cleaning of Epson 3880 maintenance tank

Ursula Freer wrote:

Hugowolf wrote:

Howard Moftich wrote:

I think the vast majority of users just eat the $18 cost of a new tank. It's about the cheapest item in the entire printing 'chain'.

$18 every 3 or 4 complete nine cartridge sets, it isn't really worth considering.

Brian A

I got my printer three month ago and only printed three prints and my maintenance cart if down half way already, probably from having to do power cleaning as the matte black did not print.

There is a lot dumped in there during the initialization process, but usually little after that. I have never done a power cleaning, in fact I have never had to do any manual cleanings. A black ink swap also takes a fair amount of ink.

If you are going to average one print a month, then I think your only worry would be whether Epson still stocks 3880 tanks when you come to need one.

Brian A

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