Actually, the i350 is less disposable than many other printers, because if the head becomes clogged you can remove it as easily as you remove a cartridge and replace it.
I might have done that, had I known where to find a replacement head (nowhere to be found in italy).
As for the disposable thing, I actually enjoy repairing and restoring to service stuff that other people would just throw away in disgust.
I know a service manual would be what I need, but really, isn't there anyone who has disassembled this thing and posted pictures on the net? I can't be the only i350 owner who has taken the printer apart.
Oh, I should also note that before I discovered how the printer worked I attempted to stick a syringe needle down the hole under the print head and suck the ink from what I assumed was the waste tank.
Turns out the printer has a separate tank and actually uses a peristaltic pump to suck the ink there from two small silicone pipes under the head.
So I made a hole in one of the pipes with the needle, and I'm now hoping hot melt glue will be enough to fix it, otherwise I'll end up with a black mess under the print head every time I clean the nozzles...
I'm thinking of sticking a wad of cotton, or felt if I can find it, under the head so if the glue fails it should suck up whatever ink leaks.
Well, this is all assuming I can find a way to fix the thing I've taken apart...