Refill oem carts Epson 277xl for the XP-970

Phill ODonoghue

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Yes that is the path that I am on however I have not gone through a full cycle of refilling the OEM carts. So far they are working well but who knows.

I have two sets of Refilled OEM carts. Note that you should not run these below about 20% so what I am doing is replacing BK,Y,M&C when then the LM or LC are empty. Then I top up the carts ready for reuse.

All refilled carts have been used once but I am waiting to see what happens when the printer reports these as empty.
I believe that this will be ok because the Rihac cart did work and I am using the chip from this.

I would also be interested if anyone has used a chip resetter for these carts.

Regards

Phill
 

rocketjacket

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Hi Phill, Thanks for your thoughts. I'm going to try Rihac refillable carts and T512 ink. The D6 inks are available from Kayell Aust. They are about 3 times the cost of 277XL cartridges, but are 200ml. I may try them in light Magenta and Light Cyan. I also read the article on Head cleaner clear base ink/cleaner by Pharmacist and am considering mixing/diluting with that but will likely chicken out. I'd like to print about 20-30 A4, 10 A3 Photos and possibly 100 A4 brochures and a few other things per annum. I'm guessing stickin OEM inks seems smart/safest. I'm still unsure wether to go BK or Photo BK in the T512. Any thoughts.

Thanks Flypaul
Did you end up trying the Rihac refillable carts and are they worth pursuing?
 
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