Supertank printers with replaceable ink absorbers?

stratman

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let's have a look to the ink pricing
I read an article not long ago about the ink pricing being nice with the tank models, but, how many people will own the printers long enough to overcome the initial cost of the printer with savings on ink costs?

I have concerns that the tank models are more for convenience of not replacing ink so often in exchange for an increased total cost of ownership for the printer.

I doubt this was lost on the bean counters at Epson and Canon.
 

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After using CISS on a few of my Canon printers for high volume printing, I then switched back to cartridges filling after one of the CISS units constantly malfunctioned.

Despite having the convenience of large ink tanks I found cartridge refilling a far better option and safer to use than using a CISS unit, everything is bigger with CISS, including ink costs, maintenance, running issues and down time due to the inevitable malfunction..

In a nut shell your print head is always at risk if you don’t monitor the printer while printing, and I image these tank printer are much the same.. my two cent worth..

P.S. Your printer will last longer refilling the carts than using these tank printers..
 

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Not disagreeing with any of the criticisms on this at all...

The key frustration I receive from a lot of Ecotank customers is the lack of proper support when it comes to things like waste ink on the earlier models so at least Epson did something to offset that at last. Where they come unglued is the obvious lowest common denominator BS support when things aren't quite right and they just toss out the "buy a new one" to someone who paid £300+ GBP for a printer... That's just taking the proverbial piddle.

Such is life...
 
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