- Or Just Wasting Ink?
Epson 680 printer frequently cleans itself
by pumping ink through the nozzles. Very frequently.
recently printed a lot of black pages over
a period of a couple of weeks. I used no colour
at all, but the ink remaining indicator told
me that half a cartridge of colour ink had
been pumped into the cleaning sponge. About
$30 worth of ink wasted.
great little earner for the cartridge manufacturers.
600 pages on a cartridge of ink"
annoying thing about printer manufacturers
is the number of pages they say you can get
out of a cartridge. For my Epson 680, they
say you can get 600 pages.
tests are based on using a small amount of
text on a page, then printing in economy mode
where you can barely see the print.
normal use for letters, I got about 120 pages
from a cartridge.
Epson 680 produces beautiful printed work,
but an ink cost of around 45 cents to print
a page of black text is ridiculous.
they reduced the prices of their cartridges,
I and many other people would happily purchase
them rather than seeking alternative methods
to save money.
Emails to Epson?
Epson - your printers are great, but you seem
to treat your customers with contempt.
don't even have email addresses so that people
can contact your company - Just a form that
disappears into a black hole that gets no response.
rang Epson Australia asking for an email address
- and the receptionist did not want to give
me one. After
some discussion, she rang back with one. I
sent them an email asking them about the prices
of their ink.
3 months, no reply had been received.
I've got a message for Epson. I'll
never buy another product from you again.
(And neither will many other people, based on the feedback I've had from many
readers of this article)
Refilling Epson 680 Cartridges
Jet Tec has produced a reprogramming and refilling
kit for Epson 680 printers. It works well. See www.jettec.co.uk for