On page 56 of the 1280 owners manual quote:Loftyendeavors said:I wouldnt nix the idea of the 1280 so quickly, mine works very well with a MIS CFS System and the MIS Perpetual Archival Inks. If you properly maintain your 1280 (i.e. Turn it off when you are done using it, Do a head-cleaning everyday regardless of whether you are printing, etc.) you can squeeze quite a bit of productivity out of it. In addition, if you buy a warranty from Epson, if something goes wrong they simply cross-ship you another one and you send back the defective one. When my last 1280 had difficulties, the replacement process only took three days.
Hope that helps.
That doe'snt sound like a very good reccomendation to me. I did not participate in the law suite and I have 2 1280's. The one I run OEM carts in is great, But the one that I set up for bulk requires cleaning every day or the nozzels clog.Loftyendeavors said:Simply put, I said nothing. Be firm and dont admit to the use of a CFS system. I believe however that there was a precedent set in court that protects people who are using re-fill cartridges. I'll try and do more research and get back to you.
Also -- I had to replace my Epson 1280 because it was a year and a half old and contracted the "Epson Disease" I.E. clogged print heads.
CJK440 said:Magic Mix is a pigment based permanent ink. Works great and is very reasonable.
But, I use it in an Epson C86 printer which is designed for their "durabrite" pigmented ink, so I imagine that switching to a different pigmented ink is a natural transition.
Now the HP9800's I guess are dye based ink. I wonder if the nozzles are designed different and if pigmented ink would clog it. I am not sure I want to try it on a $300 printer unless I know people had success.
I think my best bet is to find an Epson large format printer that is designed for durabrite inks that also has a bulk ink system available for it.