[Alt-photo] Re: Third party inks

Don donsbryant at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 01:40:34 UTC 2013

I would say take Jeremy's suggestion to heart or at least give it a shot.


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Subject: [Alt-photo] Re: Third party inks

My suggestion is to not use the cleaning option to clear clogs when one or a
few colors is the problem. Instead, print blocks of that color onto typing
paper until the clog is cleared. If no color comes out at all, then use
windex on the print heads. Those cleaning options usually kill every color
and not just the one you need to get working.

- Jeremy

On Sep 9, 2013, at 11:19 AM, Diana Bloomfield <dlhbloomfield at gmail.com>

> Yeah . . . that comment stopped me short, too.  Given that nozzle-clogging
seems to be the main problem that the 3800 has (in my experience)-- I
wouldn't like to encourage that.  And the cleaning just eats up so much ink.
I just got rid of my last 3800.  I've had two and really loved them, but the
constant cleaning and clogging and replacement of inks (mainly because of
all that clogging and cleaning) was enough to just say-- enough.  I recently
bought a refurbished 3880, and so far that seems to be working great.  My
main problem with Epson (all brands of printers?) is what I call their
Polaroid business plan.  While the printers (in Polaroid's case, the
cameras) are wonderful and relatively inexpensive, the cost of the inks
(film) can put you in the poor house.
> On Sep 9, 2013, at 12:07 PM, Marek Matusz wrote:
>> Sam
>> I am a little concerned about your nozzle cleaning comments. Do u use
your printer on regular basis ?
>> Marek
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 8, 2013, at 8:36 PM, "sam wang" <samwang864 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have just started using the Inkjet Mall cartridges in my 3800 - just
PK and LK so far. They seem to be very much like the Epson inks except that
the PK blocks more UV light so you'd need to redo your curves. The PK also
needs more nozzle cleaning, it seems. But the cost is definitely a big draw.
Their video instruction is excellent.
>>> Sam
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