Epson Printers which are the Pro level printers?


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Luckyone

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Dear All,

I bought a Canon MG6320 Inject Printer. It is good printer serve my purpose, but the ink use up too fast. Changing one set of color cartridges always get big complain from my wife.

I am thinking Epson has those bigger bottle color ink tank. I hope it is cheaper and I also need a A3 paper size printer.

Any one has the experience to advise which Epson model can print up to A3 size paper and still allow for big Ink Tank cartridges. There do not seem to have Pro or better quality Epson printers can take on ink tank. I am hoping that it can take on 4 or more color ink tanks.

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Any one has the experience to advise which Epson model can print up to A3 size paper and still allow for big Ink Tank cartridges. There do not seem to have Pro or better quality Epson printers can take on ink tank. I am hoping that it can take on 4 or more color ink tanks.

Thank you.
There's the Epson R3000, was going for S$1268 at last month's IT fair. FYI, it takes nine 26ml cartridges, compared to the 11ml (CLI-251 XL) cartridges of the MG6320.

Note that replacement cost can feel fairly high if you're not used to replacing more + larger cartridges. E.g., A whole set of Epson 157 cartridges may cost between S$400-$500?
 

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Thank you larrytok. In fact Iam reading the brouchers, I found R3000 but it does not seem supporting the ink tank. There is no external box there to hold the ink tanks or it is large enough to hold it inside the the cover?
 

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Hi Kandinsky, the 9-colour pigment ink are those the same size show in other Epson model or it is the smaller one just like Cancon MG6320 type?

Based on your info it is between 11ml vs. 26ml. On the broucher I see the bottle can hold more than 26ml. I refer to those L series ink tank. It appears to me are much larger than 26ml bottle.
 

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Thank you larrytok. In fact Iam reading the brouchers, I found R3000 but it does not seem supporting the ink tank. There is no external box there to hold the ink tanks or it is large enough to hold it inside the the cover?
If you're talking about Epson's L-series printers with built-in continuous ink supply system (CISS), they only have A4 models. Got confused because your opening post seemed to use 'tank' and 'cartridge' exchangeably.

Until Epson or Canon makes an A3 printer with built-in CISS, your only option is to install a CISS system yourself with an 3rd-party kit, if CISS is important to you.

Example:

[video=youtube;ofrE8pGXbxo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofrE8pGXbxo[/video]

http://www.inkrepublic.com/r3000.asp
 

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Luckyone

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Thank you Kandinsky.

Sorry I am not so clear myself how to refer to the ink tank. So it is the CISS system. Else I know it is expensive to replace those cartridges.

Office firewall prevent me to read the youtube. will study it when I reach home. Hope that it will save some money for me.

By the way, anyone has done it before using the third party solution to save $$$$?
 

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If you're talking about Epson's L-series printers with built-in continuous ink supply system (CISS), they only have A4 models. Got confused because your opening post seemed to use 'tank' and 'cartridge' exchangeably.

Until Epson or Canon makes an A3 printer with built-in CISS, your only option is to install a CISS system yourself with an 3rd-party kit, if CISS is important to you.

Example:

[video=youtube;ofrE8pGXbxo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofrE8pGXbxo[/video]

http://www.inkrepublic.com/r3000.asp

Yes, yes yes, this is what I need and what I want. Can I easily get it at Funan or get it anywhere in Singapore?
 

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Hi Kandinsky,

I run the video and this is what I am looking for.

I hope the ink quality is as good or at least very close to the original cartridge color. You know the cost to buy the set of CISS and install myself? Where can I buy it?

Thank you.
 

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There's the Epson R3000, was going for S$1268 at last month's IT fair. FYI, it takes nine 26ml cartridges, compared to the 11ml (CLI-251 XL) cartridges of the MG6320.

Note that replacement cost can feel fairly high if you're not used to replacing more + larger cartridges. E.g., A whole set of Epson 157 cartridges may cost between S$400-$500?
157 cartridges cost around $63 each.
 

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Yes, yes yes, this is what I need and what I want. Can I easily get it at Funan or get it anywhere in Singapore?
IMHO the ink tank system available in Singapore are all crap. You will get more trouble than the money you think you saved.
 

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Hi Kandinsky,

I run the video and this is what I am looking for.

I hope the ink quality is as good or at least very close to the original cartridge color. You know the cost to buy the set of CISS and install myself? Where can I buy it?

Thank you.
The ink quality is not even close. And you will experience print head blockage a lot.
 

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Where can I get it DD123?

$63 each only the cartridge and bottle or it comes with ink also for each color?
 

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Where can I get it DD123?

$63 each only the cartridge and bottle or it comes with ink also for each color?
157 Original Epison catridges cost $63 per color. There are nine colors total.

 

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Yes, yes yes, this is what I need and what I want. Can I easily get it at Funan or get it anywhere in Singapore?
I hope the ink quality is as good or at least very close to the original cartridge color. You know the cost to buy the set of CISS and install myself? Where can I buy it?
The link was posted right below the video: InkRepublic seems to be the only company making kits for the R3000 – http://www.inkrepublic.com/r3000.asp
If you're looking for CISS for other printers, just search via google. InkRepublic looks like one of a few companies making after-market CISS kits. Whether they develop their kits independently, or actually get the same OEM kits just rebranded, I have no idea. Your guess is as good as mine as to the quality :)

I have no idea where www.inkrepublic.com is based, but you can find some reviews on those who have purchased InkRepublic's CISS on dpreview:
http://www.dpreview.com/search/forums?query=InkRepublic+

Disclaimer:
Would like to clarify that when I posted about InkRepublic's CISS kit for the R3000, I was merely sharing info I found online, and was in no way a recommendation or endorsement. I have no experience with CISS at all, or with InkRepublic, and can't comment about quality or availability locally (most of the kits I've seen good reviews of seem to be from overseas companies). I've researched this when I thought about trying a CISS kit with my spare printer, a canon ix4000, but did not proceed as I did not have the time to spare to mess about with it.

My impression is that such CISS kits are for those who are willing to tinker with their printers, and are prepared to spend time troubleshooting any possible issues that might crop up. If you're the kind who'd rather spend more time shooting (and printing), and is actually expecting something that works out of the box, you'd do well to steer clear. Instead, purchase a printer for your needs and use it as recommended by the manufacturer.
 

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Apart from CISS, you can also venture into refillable inks. So far I heard Jon Cone's solution is one of the more reliable one.
 

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Thank you all.

Look like no such thing cheap and good.

I need to rethink again to get a A3 printer or stay with my A4 printer now.

I take a lot of photos for family chdilren, school alumni and for office. So many ask for print out, That result to me look for cheaper solution but not willing to settle for less quality print out, even though the photos are great enough to compete for prizes.
 

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Apart from CISS, you can also venture into refillable inks. So far I heard Jon Cone's solution is one of the more reliable one.
Thanks, will check it out.
 

Luckyone

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Hi All,

I checked on Jon Cone's blog is interesting.

The set up cost is high, but in long run one can save the money. I am still keen, but must first buy the printer then go for the CISS or similar set up.

Quality ink, quality cartrige, quantity purchase I think I will be ok. Prepare to test it out. April coming, let see how is the bouns package. ;p
 

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