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Bill, Thanks for your post. I was one who was asking. When you reinstall the cartridges, do you remove the electrical tape or leave it in place? Bob Tyson >I have a set of the little plastic plugs which are sold (by one of >the most popular suppliers of CISs) to seal the bottoms of the CIS >carts, but my plugs don't fit tightly enough to provide a really >complete seal. Maybe there are others available which fit better. > >My small experience with transporting a CIS, and also with removing >and saving the original Epson cartridges, is that it works much >better if you use electrical tape to seal the holes in the bottom of >the cartridge as well as the vent openings on the top. With the cart >on its side or even upside down, carefully clean and dry the bottom >of the carts with a paper towel, Kleenex, or similar) first , then >seal the openings with the electrical tape. Wrap the tape around the >entire circumference of the cart (so there's less chance of it >working loose), especially if you're going to transport it a long >way or for a long time. Press all around the openings to be sure you >have as good as seal as possible, especially if your'e going to >transport for a long distance or save half-full cartridges for a >long time. **Don't** use Scotch or similar tapes. They don't seem to >provide a good enough seal. > >I've had partially full color carts work perfectly after several >weeks out of the printer, using the above method. > > >Bill Hansen > >- >Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate >subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.