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RE: Open cartridge refill



When adding ink, make sure to keep ink level below top of chamber and before
closing suck out any free ink above the sponge to prevent sloshing.

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> From: 	gsudell1@juno.com
> Reply To: 	epson-inkjet@leben.com
> Sent: 	Tuesday, February 1, 2000 8:44 AM
> To: 	epson-inkjet@leben.com
> Subject: 	Re: Open cartridge refill
> 
> How do you ensure that contamination from one chamber to another does not
> occur ?
> 
> Garry
> 
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2000 13:45:25 -0700 John.Weil@UCHSC.edu writes:
> > I have tried numerous approaches to refills and by far the best in my 
> > view
> > is the open technique outlined at Kok Leong web site. 
> > 
> > http://come.to/digitaldarkroom
> > 
> > 1. Saw or cut off top of cartridge.
> > 2. Tape exit ports
> > 3. Press the sponge the bottom of the tank using a rod bent a right 
> > angle -
> > shaped like an allen wrench.
> > 4. Suck off foam and replace with ink.
> > 5. Release pressure.
> > 6. Replace top-secure  with duct tape
> > 7. Prior to use apply a few brisk downward shakes while applying 
> > pressure to
> > exit hole tape.
> > 
> > I find this by far the most reliable, easiest and least messy 
> > approach.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > ----------
> > > From: 	metrophoto@access1.net
> > > Reply To: 	epson-inkjet@leben.com
> > > Sent: 	Monday, January 31, 2000 11:38 AM
> > > To: 	epson-inkjet@leben.com
> > > Subject: 	RE: A novice's experiences with refilling
> > > 
> > > Barry,
> > > 
> > > I'm always looking for an excuse to visit the Home Depot, so 
> > specifics on
> > > your centrifugal 
> > > device would be most welcome.  Also, in reading your post I 
> > pictured the
> > > possibility of using 
> > > a simple salad spinner to create the centrifugal action.  From your
> > > experience with your 
> > > device, do you feel this might do the trick?
> > > 
> > > michael *¿*
> > > 
> > > > ** Original Message follows... 
> > > 
> > > >
> > > (snip)
> > > > 
> > > > The method I have found the easiest and have had the greatest 
> > success
> > > with
> > > > is to use a combination of the standard needle fill from the top
> > > followed by
> > > > a centrifuge to get the air bubbles to the top of the cartridge. 
> >  After
> > > > filling from the top, I have noticed air bubbles floating around 
> > the
> > > exit
> > > > port area under the sponge.  I built a little home made 
> > centrifuge with
> > > > about $7 of parts from Lowes (or Home Depot) and a couple of 
> > pieces of
> > > scrap
> > > > wood.  It is powered by an electric drill and is actually quite 
> > simple
> > > in
> > > > design (taking about an hour to build).  The ink cartridges fit 
> > in two
> > > > plastic cups that tilt as the device rotates to keep the bottom 
> > of the
> > > > cartridges in line with the pressure.  At first, I tried a few 
> > minutes
> > > of
> > > > centrifuging to move the bubbles.  This helped but sometimes 
> > left some
> > > > bubbles in the sponge that would later pop out into the area 
> > above the
> > > > nozzle.  I am now using about 4-5 minutes of centrifuging and 
> > have not
> > > had
> > > > any air pockets during printing.  I don't know if this time 
> > needs to be
> > > > increased to eliminate all problems with bubbles.  
> > > 
> > > 
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