Something to ponder about your waste inks ?


Printing Apprentice
Dec 30, 2019
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Epson L360
The ink consumption of the PRO-10 seems to be the same as the PRO-9500 II.
I have about the same usage pattern as @Artur5.
Since the ink is not expensive (and paid upfront since I have to keep large inventories by fear of supply difficulties and tax increases ;)) and I loose much less during cartridge changes, I stopped worrying about this.

A happy printing Newyear to all !
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Newbie to Printing
Feb 5, 2020
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At this time of the year I tend to crank up my Pro 9500 to print all the things that have being building up over many many weeks, the last time I used the printer was back in August / September !

Being a pigment printer you’d think it would clog up to hell in that period of time, on the other hand dye printers are known not to be great been left idle for long periods, so that’s one myth I can put to bed, pigment wins out over dye ink, it's far safer being left for longer periods.

I used 8.6 ml of ink for cleaning for this printing session and the previous one, and I reckon that’s not bad at all, so much for the 60 hour cleaning cycle myth which shows it’s complete nonsense.

Now if you leave your printer on 24/7 or turn it on every week to print a nozzle check in the vain hope of saving your OEM or 3rd party inks, your printer is going to use far more than point 5 ml per cart in that same time period.

Here’s a breakdown of my two print sessions for the past six months, (use a calculator) if necessary:- 8.6 ml x two separate cleaning cycles for ten cartridges x 2, and it works out at less than point 5 of a ml per cart. (For 6 months)

When I finished my print run and put the printer to sleep again for this year, I emptied the printer Potty and weighed the contents, that’s one of the beauties of having this system installed, it takes all the guess work away for your waste ink…
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