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Cartridge Test Equipment

Discussion in 'Retail Refillers Forum' started by Bertz, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Aug 11, 2006
    Bertz

    Bertz Newbie to Printing

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    Hello,

    I am looking for a cartridge tester for the empty cartridges that I buy. Can anybody recommend a good cartridge test equipment ?


    I usually purchase and remanufacture catridges at about 30-40 cartridges a month, usally HP. I do thourough inspection for burns and cuts. However, performance of cartridges varies even with best practice and standard refill process. Sometimes cartridge does not function normally, or not at all.

    I came across CBR's Shop Tester 100. It seems that it test everything from electronically testing the circuit of the nozzels, to testing the temperature sensor resistance. http://www.cbr-e.com/?menu=products&sub=testing

    I also found a simple test equipment at this site. http://www.inksolution.net/product_...d=394&osCsid=e5dcd972dcbc3cc272f6c1ca42aeb0a5

    Can you give me pointers on how to evaluate test equipment ? Do you know of any other test equipment I could check out ?


    Thanks
    - Bertz
     
  2. Aug 12, 2006
    superiorink

    superiorink Newbie to Printing

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    SME CBR Shop Tester 100 is the best testing equipment we know. It test electrically and print test showing all nozzles. Our customers love it when they receive a test print indicating the quality of our system. We include the test print strip with every cartridge we refill.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2010
    rogertr

    rogertr Newbie to Printing

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    The best cartridge testing equipment that I have used so far is st-200 (see http://www.stsrefill.com/category_s/92.htm). The quality is very good and the nozzle check test pattern confirms print head function which I liked
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    meimnothere

    meimnothere Getting Fingers Dirty

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    LOL

    The ST 200 is a seriously expensive boat anchor.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    qwertydude

    qwertydude Printing Ninja

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    30-40 cartridges a month wouldn't pay for these types of advanced tesing equipment. You're better served by having a bank of actual printers, it'll cost less for the type of testing you're doing. Now maybe 300-400 cartridges a month it might make sense, but even then a bank of printers probably would save as much money. These testers are used by the big time remanufacturers that do several thousand a month.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012
    llama_91

    llama_91 Getting Fingers Dirty

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    I work at a popular refill shop in Australia and we still use a shelf full of printers, you'll never keep up to date with new cartridges because a test machine will be outdated in 6 months.
     
  7. May 1, 2013
    printech

    printech Newbie to Printing

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    I am starting a new retail ink and toner refilling business and every body suggest me to have bank of printers
    Can any body suggest me minimum which printers I should have for HP, lexmark & epson type of inkjet.
     
  8. May 24, 2013
    Martijn

    Martijn Printing Apprentice

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    You need to know what are the most populair cartridges in your area.
     

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