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On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Robert Snow wrote: > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: rafeb <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > snip > > Actually, in my not-so-humble opinion, the biggest problem > > is the Epson driver's ink-level-monitoring scheme, and the > > fact that there's no override for the "ink-out" condition. > > > snip > > > > A simple software-override of the "ink-out" indicator > would > > alleviate this situation, but of course, that's not in > Epson's > > interests at all, so it won't happen. > > > > > > rafe b. > > Just as a sidebar, the new 870 and its big brother will > allow removing and replacing cartridges. Epson has > evidently changed the mechanics of usage/measurement of the > cartridges. Does anyone here know where you can find the software command-set for the Epson printers? I know the general protocol is called "ESC/P2" but I'm not sure where to find it, or where one mind find the commands relevant to each particular printer. If I had access to that, I could probably write a simple utility that would "fool" the printer into thinking that the ink cart had been reset -- without physically performing the operation. This would reduce the ink-usage meter to the level of a mere nuisance. Back in the days of the 9-pin and 24-pin Epson dot-matrix printers, all this info was in the user manual for the printer. rafe b. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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