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Continuous ink/reservoir for Epson R2880

Caisiel 6 17 Wales
17 Sep 2012 2:55PM

Pretty much a new ephotoziner here so please accept my apologies if this has been covered.

I do a lot of mostly personal home printing, as I hate decent photographs held on a hard drive, a bit old fashioned but I like looking at paper images - usual stuff plus I print a fair bit of A4/A3, portraits mostly for friends, family and the odd commercial favour.

I've used for 12 months an Epson R2880 which in my humble opinion gives out great images, easy to use and is nigh on perfect for my needs...other than the ink consumption.

I've toyed with using a continuous system feed directly, there are a number of sellers online and in bulk the rates are favourable compared to some of the best deals for cartridges, i.e permajet eco-flo..

Can anyone provide feedback as to the performance of these type of systems, reliabilty, ease of use etc etc. Don't know anybody who has done this, the only views are expressed on the web from those who are selling this typ of product, so would love an impartial opinion from someone who has set this up themselves for home printing


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sausage Plus
13 502 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 6:02PM
I have a Permajet Eco-flow system on my Epson R1400 and apart from the initial problems everything seems to be ok now. I print A3 and A4 mostly and it has saved me a fortune on ink and Permajet's inks are very good - I print on their paper as well.

When I started I had lots of problems with ink supply through the tubes and I must admit the Permajet tech guy was really helpful, in the end they replaced the cartridges and since then no problems.

Despite what it says in the manual I never switch off the printer or clamp off the tubes even for a long while.

Good luck

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Sep 2012 8:37PM
Whatever choice you make, make sure it is N O T from this Company - http://www.marrutt.com/

Six months of utter grief before I got my cost of purchase back...
Caisiel 6 17 Wales
17 Sep 2012 9:44PM
Thankyou peter, Permajet is what i'm leaning more towards, notably as a third party name of familiarity, it's nice to know you're not fully abiding by the rule book (power and clamping) and still getting results and quality, if you don't mind, how readily available are the inks, are they in stock and shipped as efficiently as they sometimes report they are??

Mike, thanks for the warning, I must be honest their website looks very credible, the system and ancilliaries looks equal to that of Permajet. But i'll keep a distance from these. Thankyou
dcash29 12 2.3k England
17 Sep 2012 10:18PM
sausage Plus
13 502 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 9:07AM
Permajet inks have always been in stock and next day delivery. Haven't ordered any for some time though!!

Caisiel 6 17 Wales
18 Sep 2012 9:26AM
Cheers guys

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