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RE: CIS maintenance issue



It doesn't matter if a little air gets into the lines. It matters more if
you over-fill. I think Jerry is over-filling if he fills to the neck of the
bottle. I always allow at least 1/2" space at the top - otherwise you risk
getting the "blobs" on your prints.  -BK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-epson-inkjet@leben.com
> [mailto:owner-epson-inkjet@leben.com]On Behalf Of Konrad Poth
> Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 2:06 PM
> To: epson-inkjet@leben.com
> Subject: Re: CIS maintenance issue
>
>
> To Jerry and Wildboots:
>
> Does the lack of clamping when refilling apply if the ink tube is
> raised up
> over the level of ink left in the bottles?
>
> Konrad Poth
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Olson" <jerryolson@rrv.net>
> To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
> Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 11:26 AM
> Subject: Re: CIS maintenance issue
>
>
> > 1. Open bottle of ink you want refilled.  Slide cap to left or right.
> > You needn't clamp anything.
> > 2. Pour in ink up to but not beyond the place on the bottle that begins
> > to narrow.
> >
> > Jerry
> >
> >
> >
> > Konrad Poth wrote:
> > >
> > > Assuming that CIS maintenance also includes refilling the ink
> bottles, I
> > > sent the following to MediaStreet:
> > >
> > > "Thanks for that advice on clamping the ink tubes as the instructions
> that
> > > came with the CIS don't say anything about clamping when refilling.
> > >
> > >  To eliminate the necessity of the clamping and the actual removing of
> the
> > >  caps in order to refill, would it not be a better design to have a
> > > pluggable
> > >  port in the cap where one could insert a large syringe to
> refill?  And
> > >  better yet - have the refill units come with a syringe-type cap to
> squirt
> > >  into that pluggable port?  That could get rid of possible
> spilling and
> a
> > > BIG mess!
> > >
> > >  Removing those caps in tight quarters can be a real hassle."
> > >
> > > MediaStreet wrote back and said they liked the idea and were thinking
> about
> > > implementing it.
> > >
> > > I would appreciate some feedback from any of you out there on
> your ideas
> > > concerning mess-less refilling of the ink bottles and any innovative
> methods
> > > you may have used as I am about to do a refill.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Konrad Poth
> > >
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