Do Epson Printers Do an Initial "Charging" of the Printhead?

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Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print head?
Seems my first set of ink cartridges (one is the high capacity black) in my
C84 have already gone down a notch but I haven't printed much on it. My
primary printer is the Canon i560 since I have a lot of black ink for it. I
think I should just get a laser printer =P

Thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    news:t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    head?
    > Seems my first set of ink cartridges (one is the high capacity black)
    in my
    > C84 have already gone down a notch but I haven't printed much on it.
    My
    > primary printer is the Canon i560 since I have a lot of black ink for
    it. I
    > think I should just get a laser printer =P
    >
    > Thanks!


    Don't know about Epson, but my Canon does, and a recent check of my
    first ink cartridges shows they are at 80% with the printer only being
    installed three days and hardly used.

    In Canon's case I can turn off the print head cleaning at start up
    function which saves on ink (so they say), well will see.

    Candide

    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In article <t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com>,
    ofc2-ivom@spamex.com (xNokia3390x) wrote:

    > Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    > head?

    Yes.

    Jon.
  3. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    news:t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    head?

    The charging is quite deliberate aimed squarely at your wallet
    Tony
    --
    Inkylink JetTec UK Quality - Wot others wanna-be
    Epson C64/ C84 Lighfast pigmented inks. R200/300,
    RX500 (all with 30% more free patent chip)
    Canon BCI-3 i560 i750 BCI-6 i865 S-820 / S-900 series.
    Specialist ink refill kits... http://www.inkylink.co.uk
    remove pants for personal mail
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    In article <HdednaZU7-BIn0PdRVn-iQ@nildram.net>, Tony
    <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com> writes
    >
    >
    >"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    >news:t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    >head?
    >
    >The charging is quite deliberate aimed squarely at your wallet

    What drivel!

    Ink will not appear at the nozzle until the head is filled, or charged,
    with ink. The volume of the head is a significant proportion of the
    contents of a cartridge, so the first cartridge shows a low content very
    quickly. Subsequent cartridges do not require the print head to be
    charged because, unless you have been stupid enough to over-ride the
    protection and run the head completely dry, the head is already filled
    with ink from the previous cartridge. If you do that, then the cost of
    an ink charge is likely to be the least of your worries! In short, used
    correctly, the volume of that first charge of ink stays in the print
    head for the life of the printer.

    But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    Tony's!
    --
    Kennedy
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
    A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
    Python Philosophers (replace 'nospam' with 'kennedym' when replying)
  5. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:XsXUm4CK+g3AFwCv@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    > Ink will not appear at the nozzle until the head is filled, or charged,
    > with ink. The volume of the head is a significant proportion of the
    > contents of a cartridge, so the first cartridge shows a low content very
    > quickly. Subsequent cartridges do not require the print head to be
    > charged because, unless you have been stupid enough to over-ride the
    > protection and run the head completely dry, the head is already filled
    > with ink from the previous cartridge. If you do that, then the cost of
    > an ink charge is likely to be the least of your worries! In short, used
    > correctly, the volume of that first charge of ink stays in the print
    > head for the life of the printer.

    That makes sense. I have three sets of ink cartridges (OEM) so I should be
    set for a while I hope. It'll be a second printer since I have so much
    black ink for my Canon i560. I appreciate the info.

    > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    > Tony's!

    Ha ha...yeah, I've noticed his shameless plugs which if you don't pay
    attention, won't realize that he's self-advertising most of the time =P [no
    offense tony]
  6. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    news:8JtDc.3351$ju5.444@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:XsXUm4CK+g3AFwCv@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    > > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    > > Tony's!
    >
    > Ha ha...yeah, I've noticed his shameless plugs which if you don't pay
    > attention, won't realize that he's self-advertising most of the time =P
    [no
    > offense tony]

    I think you are right as I've found Stink-link to be shameless. On the other
    hand it is pointless sending advice to the opinionated as they always know
    better, and quite pointless not to direct users in need to JetTec cartridges
    as they are half the price of Epson. Advice however gathered from several
    100 users of JetTec could be valid and count for some feedback at least
    equal to chip-on-shoulder lurkers.
    In case you've not realised Epson innovated the chip and JetTec (British)
    innovated the savings :-)
    Tony
    PS http://stink-link.com is a bad link whereas http://www.inkylink.co.uk
    works...
    >
    >
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    On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 19:03 +0100 (BST), Jon@NOonlySPAMbrowsingTHANX.com
    (Jon O'Brien) wrote:

    >In article <t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com>,
    >ofc2-ivom@spamex.com (xNokia3390x) wrote:
    >
    >> Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    >> head?
    >
    >Yes.

    Endlessly.
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    "Just Allan" <justallan@COLDhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:jsnsd05sitfc88dl68ci10rm15kravgh9j@4ax.com...
    > Endlessly.

    Is it that bad? I'll see how fast it goes through the three set of Epson
    OEM ink cartridges I have. One came with the printer, one came with a
    second printer I bought (free after rebate) and another from eBay for $30.
    Overall cost will be around $50, so if it comes out to be a junk printer
    I'll just toss it/donate it.
  9. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In article <oGtDc.3350$ju5.2813@twister.socal.rr.com>,
    ofc2-ivom@spamex.com (xNokia3390x) wrote:

    > "Just Allan" <justallan@COLDhotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:jsnsd05sitfc88dl68ci10rm15kravgh9j@4ax.com...
    > > Endlessly.
    >
    > Is it that bad?

    No. The print heads are only charged the first time the printer is used.
    If it didn't, there wouldn't be any ink in the system when you use it!
    After that it will run a cleaning cycle on certain occasions, such as when
    a new cartridge is inserted, but that's not head charging.

    Some people complain about cleaning cycles being run when the printer is
    switched on or if it hasn't been used for some time. However, I leave my
    2200 switched on all the time and sometimes leave it idle for a week or
    more at a time and it rarely runs a cleaning cycle.

    Jon.
  10. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    In article <GPudnVxps_ktNEPdRVn-uw@nildram.net>, Tony
    <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com> writes
    >
    >
    >"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    >news:8JtDc.3351$ju5.444@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:XsXUm4CK+g3AFwCv@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    >> > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    >> > Tony's!
    >>
    >> Ha ha...yeah, I've noticed his shameless plugs which if you don't pay
    >> attention, won't realize that he's self-advertising most of the time =P
    >[no
    >> offense tony]
    >
    >I think you are right as I've found Stink-link to be shameless. On the other
    >hand it is pointless sending advice to the opinionated as they always know
    >better, and quite pointless not to direct users in need to JetTec cartridges
    >as they are half the price of Epson. Advice however gathered from several
    >100 users of JetTec could be valid and count for some feedback at least
    >equal to chip-on-shoulder lurkers.
    >Tony
    >
    Oi Stinky - nobody offering advice on this thread is a lurker and most
    have been subscribing to the newsgroup long before juvenile
    know-it-all's like you arrived and began corrupting the place with your
    continual self advertising. If your product is so good, how come you
    have to resort to spam to sell it?

    Don't confuse lurkers with those who normally keep Stink in the
    killfile, where it belongs.
    --
    Kennedy
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
    A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
    Python Philosophers (replace 'nospam' with 'kennedym' when replying)
  11. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 12:02:16 +0100, "Tony" <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    >news:8JtDc.3351$ju5.444@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:XsXUm4CK+g3AFwCv@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    >> > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    >> > Tony's!
    >>
    >> Ha ha...yeah, I've noticed his shameless plugs which if you don't pay
    >> attention, won't realize that he's self-advertising most of the time =P
    >[no
    >> offense tony]
    >
    >I think you are right as I've found Stink-link to be shameless. On the other
    >hand it is pointless sending advice to the opinionated as they always know
    >better, and quite pointless not to direct users in need to JetTec cartridges
    >as they are half the price of Epson. Advice however gathered from several
    >100 users of JetTec could be valid and count for some feedback at least
    >equal to chip-on-shoulder lurkers.
    >In case you've not realised Epson innovated the chip and JetTec (British)
    >innovated the savings :-)
    >Tony
    >PS http://stink-link.com is a bad link whereas http://www.inkylink.co.uk
    >works...
    >>
    Permajet are far better.

    --

    Hecate
    Hecate@newsguy.com
    veni, vidi, reliqui
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    --
    "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:aON3O+FhCz3AFwx4@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    > In article <GPudnVxps_ktNEPdRVn-uw@nildram.net>, Tony
    > <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com> writes
    > >
    > >
    > >"xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    > >news:8JtDc.3351$ju5.444@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > >> "Kennedy McEwen" <rkm@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    > >> news:XsXUm4CK+g3AFwCv@kennedym.demon.co.uk...
    > >> > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon> Oi
    Stinky - nobody offering advice on this thread is a lurker and most
    > have been subscribing to the newsgroup long before juvenile
    > know-it-all's like you arrived and began corrupting the place with your
    > continual self advertising. If your product is so good, how come you
    > have to resort to spam to sell it?
    >
    > Don't confuse lurkers with those who normally keep Stink in the
    > killfile, where it belongs.

    How odd. At 66 I've become juvenile. And killfile (Oh the dread) normally
    means you don't read posts which offend your delicate sensibilities: and yet
    you reply. Maybe you should get a job ? There must be vacancies for
    nit-pickers surely :-)
    Practical advice from a huge experience base is given and it sometimes does
    contain a signature. That's not considered spam.
    Here's a useful URL showing the biggest by being best in Europe... Tony
    http://www.jettec.com/reman.asp

    Inkylink JetTec UK Quality - Wot others wanna-be
    Epson C64/ C84 Lighfast pigmented inks. R200/300,
    RX500 (all with 30% more free patent chip)
    Canon BCI-3 i560 i750 BCI-6 i865 S-820 / S-900 series.
    Specialist ink refill kits... http://www.inkylink.co.uk
    remove pants for personal mail
  13. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:02:41 +0100, "Tony" <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com>
    wrote:

    | Inkylink JetTec UK Quality - Wot others wanna-be
    | Epson C64/ C84 Lighfast pigmented inks. R200/300,
    | RX500 (all with 30% more free patent chip)
    | Canon BCI-3 i560 i750 BCI-6 i865 S-820 / S-900 series.
    | Specialist ink refill kits... http://www.inkylink.co.uk

    But they — and all the others I can find — don't mention anything
    about refills for the Epson R series. Once that damned chip is dealt
    with, are there any non-Epson ink sites that have quality inks
    specifically for the R200, R300, etc.?

    Larc


    §§§ - Change planet to earth to reply by email - §§§
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    In article <cZCdnXRJC6dKTULdRVn-iQ@nildram.net>, webfive@pantsaah-haa.com
    (Tony) wrote:

    > Practical advice from a huge experience base is given...

    Unfortunately, your advice is often misleading or just plain wrong. This
    makes the rest unreliable and I, for one, would never trust any advice you
    give.

    Jon.
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    "Jon O'Brien" <Jon@NOonlySPAMbrowsingTHANX.com> wrote in message
    news:memo.20040628144443.1820A@blue.compulink.co.uk...
    > In article <cZCdnXRJC6dKTULdRVn-iQ@nildram.net>, webfive@pantsaah-haa.com
    > (Tony) wrote:
    >
    > > Practical advice from a huge experience base is given...
    >
    > Unfortunately, your advice is often misleading or just plain wrong. This
    > makes the rest unreliable and I, for one, would never trust any advice you
    > give.
    >
    > Jon.
    You've obviously been studying long and hard for this. Possibly you for one
    have never bought anything from the site - which means you're trumpeting
    through your other end. Proof , then some more proof otherwise your remarks
    are not worth bothering with. But - one in a thousand can and does exist.
    Tony
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    In article <H9CdnfQ6aur_qX3dRVn-hw@nildram.net>, webfive@pantsaah-haa.com
    (Tony) wrote:

    > You've obviously been studying long and hard for this.

    Huh? The only 'studying' I've been doing is reading the messages in
    which you give lousy advice.

    > Possibly you for one have never bought anything from the site

    What site? I'm talking about the dodgy advice I've seen you giving in this
    newsgroup.

    > Proof , then some more proof otherwise your remarks are not worth
    > bothering with.

    If anyone wants proof, they only have to look back at the advice you've
    posted here in the past.

    > But - one in a thousand can and does exist.

    There are a thousand ones in a thousand. So what? It's a meaningless
    statement which has no bearing on my comment.

    Jon.
  17. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Epson printers, and most inkjet printers do an initial charging of the
    head to remove and replace a protective fluid in the head on shipping.
    They also so a smaller flushing between cartridges, and on start up
    after some hours or days. All of these lower the amount of ink in
    yourcartridge.

    Art

    xNokia3390x wrote:

    > Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print head?
    > Seems my first set of ink cartridges (one is the high capacity black) in my
    > C84 have already gone down a notch but I haven't printed much on it. My
    > primary printer is the Canon i560 since I have a lot of black ink for it. I
    > think I should just get a laser printer =P
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
  18. Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

    Right on!

    I found Tony's message to be very disingenuous and self-serving. As
    Kennedy states,. the ink has to be fed through the head to clear it of
    fluid and air that are in it from the factory.

    Later purges and charges are less long, but are there to prevent air
    locks and air causing partial and temporary pseudo-clogs that will spoil
    your first print or two otherwise.

    The ink cost is one issue, the need for these charges and purges are
    quite another.

    Art

    Kennedy McEwen wrote:

    > In article <HdednaZU7-BIn0PdRVn-iQ@nildram.net>, Tony
    > <webfive@pantsaah-haa.com> writes
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "xNokia3390x" <ofc2-ivom@spamex.com> wrote in message
    >> news:t7iDc.4439$SO5.2817@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >>
    >>> Just cuirous, but do Epson's still do an intial charging of the print
    >>
    >> head?
    >>
    >> The charging is quite deliberate aimed squarely at your wallet
    >
    >
    > What drivel!
    >
    > Ink will not appear at the nozzle until the head is filled, or charged,
    > with ink. The volume of the head is a significant proportion of the
    > contents of a cartridge, so the first cartridge shows a low content very
    > quickly. Subsequent cartridges do not require the print head to be
    > charged because, unless you have been stupid enough to over-ride the
    > protection and run the head completely dry, the head is already filled
    > with ink from the previous cartridge. If you do that, then the cost of
    > an ink charge is likely to be the least of your worries! In short, used
    > correctly, the volume of that first charge of ink stays in the print
    > head for the life of the printer.
    >
    > But, if you use Stinky-link, the contents of your wallet soon become
    > Tony's!
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