Re: should I feed my canon printer champagne
Posted by Don Scott on October 19, 2019, 1:35 pm, in reply to "Re: should I feed my canon printer champagne"
I use a very clever 'cheat' to get round the ink problem. My printer is an Epson Stylus SX425W which uses the T1281 series of cartridges. After many years of success and failure using hypodermic needles to inject ink I now use a set of transparent replacement cartridges which remain permanently in the carriage. Each one has a filler hole with tiny rubber bung and, because the special cartridge is transparent, ink can be injected without the danger of overfilling and making a mess. These cartridges have their own code and after filling all you have to do is release the lock and click it into place again and pressing firmly...hey presto, you have tricked the printer into thinking you have replacejd an Epson ink cartridge with another one. |
I have four 250ml bottles of ink (1 black/3 colour) which I have been using for what seems years and they are still three quarters full. The ink is called Euruink and designated Canon CLI-8 .....I used to use a Canon before I bought the Epson. I cannot remember the details of the special set of cartridges but found them on Ebay some years ago. I am sure they could be round by anyone interested by doing a bit of trawling....good luck if you feel like saving a lot of money.
You must remember that it is not 100% foolproof. If or when the printer questions your ink status you must top up and unlock the the cartridge...DO NOT REMOVE IT then click it back into place and press down firmly. If the the cartridge does not need filled then just unlock it and click it firmly down again. This system has not failed me yet.