Epson 3880 borderless vs w/border printing

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Radu Tenenbaum
Radu Tenenbaum Senior Member • Posts: 2,886
Epson 3880 borderless vs w/border printing

I'm a 3880 newbie.  I have one on its way and, although I am familiar with and have used the search feature I'll be posting newbie type questions as I can't find the concise answers I seek.

How much ink is wasted on overspray when printing borderless?

Where does that ink go?  Does it just accumulate in sponges and cause a mess over time?

Generally, should I avoid borderless printing if possible?  I have a Rotatrim, so trimming is doable, but still some hassle.

What is the minimum border to prevent the overspray?

A more general question: Can someone point me to a link for a detailed overview of how an inkjet handles ink in all phases of the process that addresses the questions above as well as nozzle checks, cleaning cycles, maintenance cartridge and so on.


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