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Epson Stylus Pro 3880


San Jose, US
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mpage Registered since 29th Jun 2004
Thu 18-Apr-13 02:38 PM | edited Thu 18-Apr-13 02:53 PM by mpage

I have an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 with very old ink, perhaps as old as three years. There is around 20 percent to 30 percent ink levels in the old cartridges. I have not been printing anything critical lately, but this is soon to change. I bought a new set of cartridges and will be installing them before my next serious printing project. I will be printing a few 36 x 12 inch panoramas.

My questions is, should I burn-up the old ink by doing a few cleaning cycles, including the most intensive cleaning? Or should I just install the new ink and run a cleaning cycle? There is probably no way I will use up the new ink in the next one or two years, so I can afford to waste a bit of ink in the beginning.


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