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On Tue, 18 Jan 2000, B.G. wrote: > > > > Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 12:44:35 -0700 > > From: "Gary L. Hunt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Subject: Re: New approach to Refilling > > > > At 03:24 PM 1/18/2000 -0000, Dan Mitchell wrote: > > >Various ways of refilling are advocated on this list. All seem to have > > >problems. Before any more agony can someone find out how Epson themselves > > >do it. I can't believe that they go thru tortuous vacuum methods, and cart. > > >gymnastics when filling - it has to be a simple production line, ie > > >automatic machine, probably very quick, method. > > > > >It's not an X files case - someone find someone who knows someone who works > > >in Epson, and get the facts please. > > > > Good idea, if someone has such a contact. However, they have the > > advantage of assembling the cartridge when it is empty, and they > > get to put the sponge and the ink in themselves, in any order that > > suits them. The knowledge is not necessarily going to help the rest > > of us (but I for one would still like to know.) > > > Perhaps Epson fills the chamber with ink, then > drops a compressed sponge into the ink. The > sponge expands sucking in the ink and filling the > chamber. Top is put on with tape and boxed. > > The trick is the machine with the tiny fingers > that keeps the sponge compressed and places it in > the chamber. Or... Maybe the sponge is naturally > compressed until it hits the Ink! > > Then what you'd need to refill easily would be a > large supply of the sponge material and a > cartridge who's top comes off easily. > > Just dreaming really. I guess I had the same dream... rafe b. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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