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November 8, 2004 6:11:17 PM

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Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?

I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.

How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?

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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 8:51:10 PM

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me@privacy.net wrote:

> Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?
>
> I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
> now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.
>
> How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?


You should do a Google.com search on terms like "continuous flow inking
systems" or CIS Inkjet or......

They have BIG bottles of the inks you use, and they have a plumbing
system that uses plastic tubing to connect these BIG bottles to the
inside of your printer.

The downside is that these BIG bottles are outside your printer so it
isn't easy to pick up the printer and carry it to another desk. You can
build a tray that carries the printer and the BIG bottles of ink, and
that is a little more portable.

IF you are quite handy, and if you have seen some of these, you can
build your own.

There is a Yahoo group that discusses these DIY Do It Yourself inking
designs, and that is one of the reasons a Google.com search is worthwhile.

IF you look real hard you can find that Yahoo group.

I used to be a member. Gave up the idea for doing it for myself, however.

Get those fingers clicking on those keys, and you'll find out what you
wannt to know. Not asking and asking others to tell you....

Jim

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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 9:22:35 PM

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me@privacy.net wrote:

> Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?
>
> I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
> now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.
>
> How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EpsonCIS/?yguid=83049302

I took pity on you.

Was afraid that your fingers were broken.
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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 1:30:07 AM

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me@privacy.net wrote:

> Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?
>
> I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
> now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.
>
> How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?

There are some shops that will do it for you. They sell the equipment and it
often comes with conversion instructions too.

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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 2:50:55 PM

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Not easily. I would be surprised you can install a CIS in an "all in
one". I don't think there is adequate space to do it.

Not all printer systems are adaptable to CIS, either.

Basically, in the simplest form, how they work is the cartridge has a
plastic tube placed through it into each ink chamber. The tube is
sealed around the hole made in the cartridge. Each tube is then
inserted into a bottle (external to the printer) of the appropriate ink
color. In effect, as the ink is used up in the cartridge chamber, it is
replaced by ink from the tube which is drawing ink from the bottle which
is external to the printer.

They are costly, usually more than the printer, the bulk inks can also
add up, and they can tend to be a bit finicky also. For people going
through a great deal of ink, the cost is often well worth it, as well as
the convenience of not having to replace cartridges regularly.
Some use specially designed cartridges which trick the ink status
monitors, so you never need to have the heads purged for new cartridges,
saving more ink still.

Art

me@privacy.net wrote:

> Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?
>
> I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
> now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.
>
> How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 4:59:21 PM

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We are working only CISS for HP Business Inkjet Series printers, since we
have find out after 5-year research that other printers won't fulfill your
expectations. After 5 - 10k pages and heavy usage, they start to fall a
part.

I hope this will help you in your decision.


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> Im totally dumb abt this but how do these things work?
>
> I have an ink jet all in one unit that is seeing a lot of use right
> now cause Im taking some college classes and printing a lot of papers.
>
> How can i convert my printer to continuous flow?
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