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Am very interested on how you get the chocolate through the Epson printers. Jerry HFCANDY@aol.com wrote: > > We are a US based company using epson 800 and 1520 printers to print on > chocolate. Yes it works, we are using food colors in new empty epson carts. > > I have several questions I throw out for help if anyone has run across > suggestions. > > 1. Has anyone heard of a tube supply for larger ink reservoirs to fill a > running ink cartridge like they have for the HP. A tube attaches to the > cartridge and goes to a pint container behind the machine. > > 2. What is the best fluid to put in a cartridge to clean the heads. Alcohol, > water, windex, amonia? > > 3. Filling a new cartridge is a real job. The dry foam makes it hard to get > full absorbtion... even letting it sit over night or filling it on a > vibrating table doesn't help. does anyone know of a way to fill them easier. > We have gone to drilling extra holes on top to give us more access to the > foam. And why do the holes need to be plugged afterword... it doesn't seem > to make any difference. > > 4. Why is the foam there anyway. Why can't the foam be removed and the > entire reservoir be filled with ink. I have removed the top and re-hotglued > the top which works fine. Would the heads flood out and not work. > > 5. Does anyone know the actual size of the opening in the print head. We > are haveing custom ink made for us that is food grade and none of the > specifications say what the size diameter is. The reason for the question is > that when we formulate the ink we need to filter it to the point that it does > not jam in the opening a disable the ink head. > > 6. Lastly Epsons answer to a pluged head is throw the machine away... is > there anyone with another option. Once the heads are removed there is > certainly no way for us to reset them correctly aligned. > > We will send the person with the most helpful answers a sample photo on > choclate at 720 dpi... You will be astounded. > > Peter - Exec Assistant - HF Candy > - > 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.
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