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<< With the Epsons I've owned, there's almost always a few extra milliliters of ink in the cart even after the printer declares it empty. But the old drivers at least had the sense not to cry "empty" in mid- print. Given the slop in the measurements (20-40%,) and the typical amount of excess ink in the carts when they are declared empty, I don't see why the printer couldn't just let you finish the print you're on, and then turn on the ink-out light. Stopping the printer in mid-print, to change carts, seems ludicrous, given what I know (or think I know) about Epson ink carts and the ink volumes. If it's a matter of enough ink to print a 13 x 19" sheet, that can be solved in other ways.. The printer knows, after all, what size sheet it's about to print on. >> Rafe, I agree with everything you wrote. It is just that in my experience with the photo ex, the printer would stop mid print with a solid red ink out light, and then the print was spoiled. I just appreciate not losing the print. I s ee it as a step in the right direction. I have purchase many 100's of cartridges for my 2 printers and my children's 3 other epson printers, so I too share your frustrations as regard wasted ink. I kept saying that I would never buy another printer that didn't accomodate separate ink carts for each color and then epson came out with the 1280 and I couldn't resist. Maybe next time something like the 5500 might be a thought. I do agree that there is a large margin of ink left in the cartridge after it says "empty" and at the least it should finish the print. As you suggested it should know that and also the ink requirement of the given print size. Thanks for the comments, Regards to all, Randy - 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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