we have 2 1280's. one is always running and the other sits until the running one breaks and we take the sitting one and have it refurbed and park the broken one. they last about 2 years.
Red. Yep done flush clean and all that junk. It's not as bad as it was last timeWhat color is clogged? Have you tried to clean
the capping station?
I think you mean no external tubes? Like the Ricoh and larger format Epsons (17 inch or greater width) the carts are stationary and long "tubes" transport the ink to the print head. In a desktop Epson there are no tubes, the carts are on top the print head and travel with it.I use brother desktop printers. Why? coz it can accept refillable cartridges of 80-100ml capacity and there is no silly tubes.
Yes, the Brother looks like a nice printer, has the extra capacity like the Ricoh but at Epson prices. I guess the point is moot for sublimation if the inks are not available for it.No i mean tubes as in CISS system for epson.
And yes. its piezo technology . same as in epson. Brother will give you lovely printouts. As you mentioned its like ricoh. carts in one place and they are connected to head with some tubes inside. carts are huge so no need for ink refiling every 5min. also no more air locks. not as often as with epson any way...
Well that is good information.well... you can use NAY sublimation ink that you would use with your epson. you can also use Artanium ink. no problem. I used artanium and it give perfect prints.
ANd Yes. I do use brother printer for sublimation.
this is why i decided to give them a go. if my printer die after 12 mc i will bin it and replace with another one. i got this one for about $60 of ebay brand new. so what I had to losse? nothing! And now brother is my printer of choice. and quite few more in UK.I guess the big unknown is whether the Brother printer gets hosed by sub inks and may eventually die like some of the Ricoh's have.
Only extended usage and testing would answer that question, but the cost on the Brother is so low it is only a small gamble. At a couple hundred bucks (US) if it lasts a year and dies no big deal.
I went back and looked at the specs again at the US site. Actually for $200 (US$ street price is likely lower) you get a scanner and wifi since it is an all in one, this is cheaper than Epson for the new tabloid size model without scanner and wifi actually. Epson lists about $200 now for the new WF 7010 series tabloid size, but no scanner and no wifi.I got my Brother about an 1 year now. I am not selling my sub prints. doing only for hobby but i do print a lot.
this is why i decided to give them a go. if my printer die after 12 mc i will bin it and replace with another one. i got this one for about $60 of ebay brand new. so what I had to losse? nothing! And now brother is my printer of choice. and quite few more in UK.
Interesting using a brother. my Ricoh seemed to fixed it self again. But i am looking for a backup on avg i print about 30 pages day mousepads and license plates.To bo honest i neve time my printer but i must say this is the bigest and the only one minus i ever found with my printer. Its very slow. But hey! For this price i can wait as time is not money in my case. my printer is dcp135c soi very old model but ky friend has new.brother and he says printing speed is very acceptable.
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