Epson Printer Help

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  1. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    I own an Epson Stylus Color 660 Printer and I'm in a jiffy. I need to print out a two page report for school and my printer will not print the report since I ran out of color ink. The Epson window keeps on popping up and telling me...
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    There's no way around it. The printer needs both cartridges to be operational before it will print anything, in any colour.
     
  3. Eric Samonte

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    Yeah I got an Epson too and I just ran out of color ink. No printing for me now. Its either I get some ink or I get another printer....It only cost me $40 and for the price of the ink, its gonna be close.
    BTW, anyone has the Xerox XK50C? Looks cool and has everything I would need in one "box"?
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  4. Rob Gillespie

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    I think the reason Epson designed it that way is to stop the clogging of the ink channel into the head. If you've been using a cartridge, there is always a little bit of ink left at the top of the head when you remove it. If this is left open the ink will eventually dry. By forcing you to replace the cartridge they are trying to avoid this happening.
     
  5. Andrew Pratt

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    Don't bother buying the real epson ink...there's lot of knock off's available that will give you the same image quality (esp black text) for a fraction of the cost.
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    Andrew knows the story.
    I got colour for $15.
    B&W for $10.
    That's Canadian!!
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  7. Rob Gillespie

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    I used unbranded Epson-compatible carts in my old 640 for several months. They worked fine, but the colour purity wasn't quite the same. The hues always came out a little warmer than they were supposed to. Also, the newer Epsons use enhanced 'light fast' inks, which when used with the right paper makes the printed images a lot more resistant to fading. Not sure if the cheapo brands have the same qualities there.
     

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