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Clean Epson Print Head

Infopackets Reader George S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Since I can't seem to get a response from Epson, I wonder if you have any information about the approximate print head life of a low priced printer like the Epson C66. I have printed about 5,000 ... pages in black, using the normal text mode, and now the print head seems to be showing signs of wear. Is this about normal? " My response: Printing 5,000 pages should not cause your printer to wear-out prematurely. My best guess is that your print head is clogged with ink (rather than worn away). If you used an ink refill as opposed to ... (view more)

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Cheap printer with print head built onto cartridge?, Part 2

Recall -- Two weeks ago, I asked Infopackets Readers to send me their picks for a reasonably-priced economy class printer that has refillable ink cartridges with the print head built onto the cartridge. " ... There are in fact many bubble-jet / ... ink-jet printers on the market today that sell for under $50 dollars. The printers are priced low because ink is consumable -- and in many cases, the name brand cartridges cost almost as much as the printer. I have owned my Canon Bubble Jet BJ-200 printer for over 10 years now and it prints as good as the first day I bought it. The reason for this ... (view more)

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Cheap printer with print head built onto cartridge?

Infopackets Reader Brian P. writes: " Hello Dennis, My Epson printer has just given up on me and I suspect it may have a lot to do with the fact that I refilled my empty cartridges with generic ink, rather than replace them with cruelly expensive ... name-brand cartridges. As a result, my print head has gummed up to the point where I need to buy a new printer. Having re-read your article regarding your printing experience with your Canon BJ-200 , which is no doubt well out of date now [December 18, 2002], I wondered if you could recommend an inexpensive printer that's available on the market ... (view more)

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