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[filmscanners] RE: OT - Epson 1270 ink "monitor"...



Hi Nick,

Sorry, I DO have a 1270, NOT a 1280!

Light on printer is flashing, and print monitor shows no ink in the graphics
of the cartridge.

I'm not printing grayscale, I'm printing text, black text.

Thanks!

Austin

> Austin:
>
> I own a 1270, the predecessor to the 1280, and am also on several
> Epson mailing
> lists, so I can tell you that you have guessed #3 correctly. I'm
> not sure what
> prize you win for this however <g>. (Also, we cannot totally rule
> out #1.) I'm
> surprised it lets you print even black when the color is out. My
> 1270 doesn't
> let me do this. Does it say it is completely out or just low?
> There is a way to
> fool it into thinking the cartridge is full if it decides to not
> let you print
> at all. In fact, there is usually 25% ink left in the color
> cartridge when it
> says it's out, so I do this all the time.
>
> Another thing to consider is that if you are printing a grayscale picture
> (something with no color but many shades of gray), you should not
> tell it to use
> black only. It will use the colors to give you finer shades of
> gray, although
> you might see a slight color cast.
>
> Nick
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Austin Franklin" <austin@darkroom.com> on 02/14/2003 04:06:42 PM
>
> Please respond to filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>
> To:   Nick Grasso/MIS/HO/NAS/GBE@GBE
> cc:
>
> Subject:  [filmscanners] OT - Epson 1280 ink "monitor"...
>
>
>
> Perhaps someone here can explain this...  I have an Epson 1280.
> I have been
> using it to print documents that require only black ink, and selecting in
> the driver for it to print black only...and the documents are word
> documents, that have black text only.
>
> Well, the color ink has been steadily going down, according to the ink
> monitor!  Again, I haven't printed a THING that doesn't use black ink
> only...and in fact, I can keep printing, even though it claim the
> color inks
> are out, because the documents I am printing only use black ink.
>
> So, where did this ink go?  I see three options:
>
> 1) the ink "monitor" has a bug.
> 2) the printer still uses color inks even though black only is selected.
> 3) since it decides on its own to do cleaning cycles every now and then,
> it's basically using the colored inks running cleaning cycles.
> 4) it takes evaporation into consideration ;-)
>
> I'm skeptical of #2, as I can still print black only documents.  I'd guess
> #3, but really, that's a LOT of ink to just piss away on cleaning cycles,
> literally 1/4 of the cartridges and the black has gone down
> 1/4th, which is
> being used.
>
> Hum.  Anyone else notice this type of thing, or have any other theories?
>
>
>
>
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