Epson 3800 Maintenance Cartridge
My maintenance cartridge is nearly full. Is there a way to drain some of it or extend the use of it in some way. I don't have a problem with buying a new one but it will be a few days before I can get a new one and I need to get some printing done. Thanks.
My maintenance cartridge is nearly full. Is there a way to drain some of it or extend the use of it in some way. I don't have a problem with buying a new one but it will be a few days before I can get a new one and I need to get some printing done. Thanks.-- hide signature --
You can pull out the absorbent pad, replace it with some absorbent material and reset the chip with a chip resetter (around $50-75). Or buy a new tank for $20.
When mine filled up, I was amazed at how heavy it was--filled with priceless, and now worthless, ink. $$$$.
It is a shame that this ink cannot be recovered, recycled, and used as intended: to print something. You would think the 'green initiative' so many companies have signed onto would prompt something to be done in this area of waste.
I purchased a maint cart resetter from Jon Cone, wasn't cheap ($80+) so break-even point is 3-4 carts if you include shpg charges for each replacement.
Benefit is the reset of a cart when you need it. A non-destructive modification I made to my cart: in the semi-circular D shaped space I inserted a plastic bottle cap. This captures all the ink waste generated--I empty the cap every 10+ days, rinse it off and replace. After 14 mos. my foam packing is 98% clean and will never need a replacement.
I'm quite surprised no one posted any sources, a less costly device appeared on Amazon(?) several months ago--but the vendor sold his small batch and left no info about a new batch.
I urge everyone who has bought a useful 'widget' to do more than talk about it--give us readers a link to its source--the 'more eyes on the prize' the better a worthwhile review!!