Epson R 280 Ink

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#1

I am trying to hook up my continuous ink to an R280 Epson, I followed the instructions on film, but cannot get the printer to recognize the system, shows akl cartrdges empty, am I missing a step doesn’t look as though the ink is flowing to the cartridges.


#2

Give us more to work with here :). Is this a newly purchased printer? Is it a new CISS? If the cartridges are all completely seated(double check this), you most likely got defective chips or the chips are not compatible with your version of the 280. This has been a big problem w/ the 280’s, and it pays to make a point of buying a system from a seller that explicitly states “will work with all versions of R280”.


#3

The OP is trying to put in a Knock-Off Ink System called Continuous Ink. These Knock-Off Ink may work for a while, but then they just ruin your Printer. This System is ingenious, but Epson says in their instructions only to use Genuine Ink. I speak from experience, I have a Canon Printer and tried Knock-Off’s, but had to go back to Genuine Canon Ink because they didn’t work properly. :cool:


#4

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2613414]Give us more to work with here :). Is this a newly purchased printer? Is it a new CISS? If the cartridges are all completely seated(double check this), you most likely got defective chips or the chips are not compatible with your version of the 280. This has been a big problem w/ the 280’s, and it pays to make a point of buying a system from a seller that explicitly states “will work with all versions of R280”.[/QUOTE]Dean, It is not a new printer and then ink is new.I did not know the R280 had different versions.


#5

[QUOTE=durkinjt;2613451]Dean, It is not a new printer and then ink is new.I did not know the R280 had different versions.[/QUOTE]

At least 2 versions of the printer and several tank chip revisions. All specifically designed to thwart the use of non-OEM ink tanks. Then there was an Epson law suit against the major compatible ink suppliers that pretty much shut down compatibles. Most likely the only tanks you will be able to find that work are OEM and “remanufactured” OEM. And only those that are compatible with the particular revision of the printer that you have. Its based on the manufacture date of the printer.


#6

Yes, Epson did get very zealous about protecting their profits and changing the chips during the manufacturing period of the R280. After a bit, they appeared to decide that the money they were spending on legal costs might be better applied elsewhere. Chipped CISS systems for the R280 did re-appear. BUT, as CDan says, there are a few versions of the chip, and not all CISS sold are capable of replacing all versions. Contact your seller. They may have a work-around that will help you. If this system proves to be a wash, get a refund and look for a system with something like this in the product description.

I would avoid 1/2 height cartridge systems. The only systems I’ve had that worked flawlessly were full height. Involves problems with ink pressure at the print head being too low with a 1/2 height. Someone may find a way to make that design work, but none that I tried were recommendable.

Edit: That listing mentions German ink. A big plus for refillable carts, but not necessarily so with CISS. I’ve had flow characteristic probs w/ German inks in CISS. Can ignore that line.



#7

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2613475]Yes, Epson did get very zealous about protecting their profits and changing the chips during the manufacturing period of the R280. After a bit, they appeared to decide that the money they were spending on legal costs might be better applied elsewhere. Chipped CISS systems for the R280 did re-appear. BUT, as CDan says, there are a few versions of the chip, and not all CISS sold are capable of replacing all versions. Contact your seller. They may have a work-around that will help you. If this system proves to be a wash, get a refund and look for a system with something like this in the product description.

I would avoid 1/2 height cartridge systems. The only systems I’ve had that worked flawlessly were full height. Involves problems with ink pressure at the print head being too low with a 1/2 height. Someone may find a way to make that design work, but none that I tried were recommendable.

Edit: That listing mentions German ink. A big plus for refillable carts, but not necessarily so with CISS. I’ve had flow characteristic probs w/ German inks in CISS. Can ignore that line.[/QUOTE]

Dean, the following is a description of the ad,

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#8

Hmmm. Sounds like a new seller. May have the best of honest intentions, but the world of CISS selling is a rough one. So many bugs to deal with. On the up side, they will probably be willing to bend over backwards to help you and get your positive feedback ;). On the down side, I’ve spoken with a few CISS sellers over the years, and they have had to withdraw certain models from their listings after too much hassle in spite of being assured by the manufacturer that it will work :rolleyes:. If you can’t get your current system working, go with a seller that has a ton of feedback and has been doing this long enough to know what really works.


#9

Don’t suppose it would hurt to post a link to the CISS seller that I’ve had a perfect track record with in three of my Epsons. No ink drying problems, no flow problems, no print quality problems, no chip problems. Just works. And a nice guy to do business with :flower:.