Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/11/28

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Subject: [Leica] Advice on a 17" printer
From: hlritter at (Howard Ritter)
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:48:17 -0500
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Thanks, Ken. That was a concern of mine too. The cost of an across-the-board 
recharge of the 4900 would approach a kilobuck! What I'm trying to find out 
is how many prints of whatever size could be made from one set of 
cartridges, as well as whether the 6-month life expectancy is real or 
conservatively estimated. It seems to me that, with the ability of the 
printer to clean the print heads effectively, there shouldn't be a limit on 
the life of a cartridge once it's been put into service. Seems like there 
couldn't be much evaporation through those tiny nozzles.


On Nov 28, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Ken Carney wrote:

> Howard,
> From time to time I have thought about upgrading also, until I get 
> sidetracked.  A concern for me has been the life of the inks.  Epson says 
> that is six months after the cartridges have been opened, though I do not 
> know how accurate that is.  With the 3880 it would probably be a stretch 
> for me to use up the 80ml cartridges within the approximate six-month 
> window.  I see the 4900 comes with starter 80ml cartridges, but the 
> regular cartridges are 200ml, even more of a stretch.  Refilling the 3880 
> is $45 X 9 cartridges, and the 4900 is $87 X 10.
> Ken

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