What 4-colour desktop can use the remnant ink from my large-format solvent printer?

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At work, I print with both, a large-format Roland solvent printer and a large-format Mimaki solvent printer. When the cartridges are "empty" they still have about an ounce of ink left in them.
Are there any 4-colour desktop printers that can use the remnant ink from my large-format solvent printers?

EDIT: I guess that I should add the distinction of "ECO"-solvent ink.

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I'm not aware of any desktop-printers running solvent inks; you just may be able to use up aqueous inks this way.
 

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I don't get it - they are selling regular Epson Ecotank printers as Eco-solvent printers but state in the comments

"However, you can’t just switch your printer ink to an eco-solvent ink. You need an eco-solvent printer for the best printing experience."

Do they do any conversion, adaptation on these printers ? That would be the only way - it is typical that the (eco)-solvent is aggressive to some plastic parts in regular printers which would need to be replaced e.g. the tubing
 

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Huh!? 🤔 I hadn't had a chance to go though that page yet (I'm at work and the boss is around). I don't get it either.
 

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I think that was just a LEAD-IN to the article... JUST BEFORE printer #1 it says, "All the printers on this list use eco-solvent ink.".
 

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All listed printers are Epson Ecotank-printers using aqueous dye inks as they are delivered. And it's not clear at all what this company does to make these printers to run with eco-solvent inks.
I have seen eco-solvent conversion kits for some desktop printers from China/aliexpress, there seems to be something possible in this direction, but I have not seen any usage reports whatever running such conversion.
 

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I do see a couple of indications on the web, including a BnH Photo Video answered question, that eco-tank printers are eco-solvent.
 

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that eco-tank printers are eco-solvent.
it's fine if that's the opinion of a particular author but it's not my state of knowledge, Ecotank printers use the same inks as other Epson cartridge based desktop printers . I don't think we are getting any further in this matter.
 
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