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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 11-17-2017 03:16 PM 267 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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11-17-2017 03:16 PM

If I make a custom piece I plan on making more than one of I usually make printed templates from one of my OLD OLD trusty Epson Ink jets. A C88 to be accurate. I have had it so long I had to HACK the reset/KILL switch 3 times.

So soon after my MOVE it had a clog in two of the colors that would just not go away.

I ordered a new one and waited.

In the mean time I thought I would try to see if there was anyway to save her. Had to wait until my new one got here before I put the ole girl under the knife.

Got the new one so looked up what I could try to save her.

Found more than one source on youtube on how to use homemade solutions of some Aquarium Air Tubes, syringes, ammonia, rubbing alcohol and water to clear the clogs.

After a Very messy time she came back to life… KNOCK WOOD!

For me I had to do it two times and PUSH the solution through then suck it back in then back and forth and leave the machine sit for awhile then clean it up.

I thought I would pas that along…. NOW back to printing 3 dollar bills!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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#1 posted 11-17-2017 05:13 PM



Don t trust Epson. Honestly, if it wasn t made here I don t trust it.

- lovemycountry

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#2 posted 11-17-2017 05:39 PM



Don t trust Epson. Honestly, if it wasn t made here I don t trust it.

- lovemycountry

Well I agree and disagree. They are the best photo printers by far… No one could print 100 bills with out epson printers! LOL.

But they are screwing everyone with their inks and how they fry the Ink cartridges way before they are out of ink..

In fact I bought a large format color epson like 20 years ago. Printed beautiful long lasting images. BUT back then you had to buy the ink in an all-in-one ink block. SO if you printed a lot of RED Roses or what ever when the RED got low you had to toss the entire INK CART. I was even part of a class action suet against Epson just for that reason. we won and I got a BIG FAT CHECK for $27 … SHEET I couldn’t even buy a new ink cart with the check…

I was shopping for a new one and an entire round of new ink cost more than the printer… UGH

ALSO back then these 3rd party inks were worse than useless. In fact a lot of them wrecked your machines.

Today that is no longer the case. I am in on that. I DID tons of research on that.

I would also like to ad NEVER EVER BUY any extended warranty for ANYTHING!!!!!! EXCEPT for inkjet printers/ YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT! If a printer even lives long enough fort a 3 year extended warranty I would be very surprised.

I have gotten 3 over the years at BEST BUYS and have always bought the extend warranty. after about a year they all seem to get a clog you will never get out in those days. So took em back.

ISSUE THERE if you have to get a new one that will replace the one under the extended warranty THEY WILL NOT REPLACE THE INKS.. so if your ABC-1000 printer gave up the ghost and you had $200 worth of extra ink that will not work with the DEF-2000 printer TOUGH LUCK!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#3 posted 11-17-2017 06:30 PM

WOW!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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