Robert Lottman: The problem is even if you are using a Constant Ink System Epson had put
into place a software program to count how many pages you print to some
extent than it will warn you that the Ink Pads are nearing the end of their
service life and then the software will shut your printer down and you will
not be able to print.
CheckAvai1abi1ity: Have you seen the other YouTube video about re-routing the excess ink
tubing? - the guy that posted it had barely printed over 500 copies when he
got the inkpad error message that shut his printer down completely. I'm
going to give the tube-rerouting a shot before purchasing another NON-EPSON
printer. I wouldn't worry too much about a suit against Epson as I can't
imagine any repeat customers coming back their way. You're so very right:
your purchase dollars go fast with this ink-suckstah :(
dneurauter: Found your video while searching for this problem, my 700 just came to the
end of life for the pads... looking how to reset the printer so it will
function again, just bought a bunch of cheap ink cartridges and it would be
a shame to not be able to use them. Doesn't the "Print In Grayscale" force
the printer to use the black cartridge only?
Solina Allen: I have the same problem, did u found a solution yet?
dneurauter: Managed to reset the ink pad counters, a day later the print head clogged
up (next project)...they have many ways to suck the money out of
consumers... I agree with you about the class-action suit... these
companies should be put out of business...
The Right Hand Of ZoNeD: I just got off the phone with EPSON, they offer no solution and claim your
Printer is toast.
Robb's Homemade Life: it is a fraud, but it is a blessing how easy epson made it to access the
ink pads compared to other printers I have used you did the right thing to
get a ciss
Bill Stratford: I agree with the class action suit -- epson f'ing sucks.
BDAWGDGA: the problem is that unless you have a color management system like you
would get in a rip software your printer uses a combination off all colors
to make black rather then just using black, they do this to save your black
ink when printing full color prints, but you are correct if you are doing
primarily back and white you should be able to manage your own color
Christopher C: I have this printer and it is a piece of crap. It has totally turned me off
from Epson for life!
tapper45: thought i would look to see if anyone else was experiencing this too. i
only print in black and white. ONLY. every 20 pages of BLACK AND WHITE my
LIGHT CYAN goes empty. my BLACK CARTRIDGE IS STILL AT 90%. the printer
won't let me print black and white pictures or text even though i have
black ink. does anybody know how to bypass the need for the printer to want
access to the color cartridges while only printing b/w?