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I have the Epson 7110 and I use the OEM inks! I have notice that the ink is empty in no time ! Specially the Magenta!I have print 5 pages A3 size and the new Magenta ink that I have buy before 2 weeks is almost empty (I have the warning "low ink")
Is this normal?
Another thing that I do before printing is a head clean!
Question: Head cleaning process use an amount of ink for the process?
 

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as splathead said head cleanings take a ton of ink, and are only necessary when your prints start acting up

leave your epson always 'on', it will go into sleep mode after awhile when not used
but when woken up it won't do the whole start-up operation (this also wastes ink)
 

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Thanks a lot ,the mystery solved! Although I have thin for CISS system with pigment 3d party ink but I am afraid to use 3d party ink with a JPSS transfer! What do you think? If I go with CISS I have problem with the boss transfers?
 

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Good afternoon,

I bought an Epson WF-7110 a few years ago with the CIS installed with pigmented inks. Never a problem and the print quality is excellent AND consistent.

I always leave the printer on and the only problem I have is when the printer 'thinks' that I am running out of ink - because it thinks the ink cartridge is running out of ink - all I have to do is press the rest button on top of the ink cartridges and it resets the ink cartridge as if I just put in a new cartridge. Sometimes it may take up to 8 head cleanings to get the test print but once it done, print quality stays.

No matter what ink you use, head cleaning WILL use a lot of ink so for me, the CIS is perfect. Cost for ink per print for a t-shirt went from Epson $1.47 to the CIS about 20 cents.

As I print mostly t-shirts, clocks, stickers, magnets, etc.. using the pigmented ink, all artwork I use is set at 100 DPI. For my needs, anything higher is not noticeable. I also use the same artwork for my sublimation printing for my Ricoh for signs, caps, etc...

Not sure if I'm permitted to say where I got my Epson from.

Hope this helps.

Fred
Melbourne FL
 

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Good afternoon,

I bought an Epson WF-7110 a few years ago with the CIS installed with pigmented inks. Never a problem and the print quality is excellent AND consistent.

I always leave the printer on and the only problem I have is when the printer 'thinks' that I am running out of ink - because it thinks the ink cartridge is running out of ink - all I have to do is press the rest button on top of the ink cartridges and it resets the ink cartridge as if I just put in a new cartridge. Sometimes it may take up to 8 head cleanings to get the test print but once it done, print quality stays.

No matter what ink you use, head cleaning WILL use a lot of ink so for me, the CIS is perfect. Cost for ink per print for a t-shirt went from Epson $1.47 to the CIS about 20 cents.

As I print mostly t-shirts, clocks, stickers, magnets, etc.. using the pigmented ink, all artwork I use is set at 100 DPI. For my needs, anything higher is not noticeable. I also use the same artwork for my sublimation printing for my Ricoh for signs, caps, etc...

Not sure if I'm permitted to say where I got my Epson from.

Hope this helps.

Fred
Melbourne FL

Hey toonsign , I have some questions for you about the printing .. I also have the 7610 with stock pigment ink. Will send a pm so i dont clog up this posting ..
 

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The Epson wf-7110 is my printer of choice. I own 8 of them. Four of them are hooked up for pigment inkjet one is hooked up for sublimation one is hooked up with regular cheap uv dye ink for printing cheap little papers so customers can print their orders on. I keep 2 storage because the price usually goes up. I also have a home made tool I use for cleaning the print head by hand. I do regular maintenance and clean and lube the machine monthly.

This printer uses a lot of ink. You head clean it or not it will still waste a lot of ink. The reason being is because the Epson uses a Piezo ink jet pump which drops little tiny ink droplets on to the paper as opposed to say an HP printer which uses a thermal type of print in which it blows a small bubble and pops onto the paper.

All my epsons are hooked up to a continuous ink system. I have rigged all the maintenance tanks and have a chip resetter for all the maintenance tanks because I tend to do a head cleaning everyday.

Why would you still be using OEM inks? Purchase high-quality refillable ink at a fraction of the cost. I personally recommend Nano digital ink specialist for Epson ink because their quality has been unmatched for the last 6 years I have not had a single customer pay their ink bleed.

Here's a link to my sublimation epson. https://youtu.be/qKt4nT6zR5I
 

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I have the 7610 WF---Is your printers color calibrated at all? I sent a message to toonsigns but must be away or busy.

I use this printer for my photography and i bought the datacolor spyder5 elite kit that calibrates my monitor and then my printer using pages i have to print out and the spectometer ( whatever its called lol) tool i use to click on each color it printed out for color accuracy. For my lightroom it works amazing and awesome photo prints ,even my large ones are awessome and flawless.

But when i designed something in Ai and print on the jpss paper and or regular paper its comes out wrong . Im new to the jpss stuff and only did one print test and stopped lol. When designing i assume the artboard/design baord colors should be set to rgb colors or am i wrong .,.?

and then for saving a design or image what should it be saved as like a pdf or a jpeg or exported as and what dpi or res?

I plan on getting re settable refill carts or a ciss kit somewhere , Just have to find the best with no issues. But will be staying with pigment inks.

hope these questions help others .Thank you
 

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https://www.cnet.com/products/epson-workforce-wf-7110-printer-color-ink-jet/specs/

  • Max Resolution Color
    4800 x 2400 dpi

I can tell you this. When you print an image to transfer paper especially for light Fabrics you are essentially printing the image twice. First you are printing it onto the paper then you are printing that paper onto a t-shirt mother kind of fabric Etc. This causes a major loss of resolution. No matter if you print your image at 600 DPI, after transfer you are only left with about 200 DPI.

Colors will never match the screen 100%. Some ink colors change when heated. Your best bet is to print out color swatches and press them onto a shirt to give you an idea what to expect. As far as color matching goes epson oem ink are pretty good. Do not plan on getting better results with refillable ink only plan on getting the same results for Less cost and better wash-ability .

Only high resolution printing method is sublimation. I have yet to see anything better. Even that is only pushing about 300-350 dpi.
 

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100dpi is very low quality for sublimation. I print everything (shirts, mugs, clocks, jigsaws,...) at 300dpi.

Note that, resizing a 100dpi to 300dpi DOES NOT increase the quality. You need to use LARGE images with an original dpi of 300 or more.

When sublimation printing it is imperative to use an ICC profile designed specifically for your ink/paper combination to be able to achieve the correct colours when transferred.
 
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