EPSON PRINTING PROBLEMS?
EPSON R2400 PRINTING?
FIX THE PRINTING R2400 EPSON?
R2400 PRINT QUALITY PROBLEM?
see below about the used ink reservoir too
The Epson R2400 is a great printer but it either delivers terrific prints straight out of the box or they are distinctly ordinary. My 2400 fell into the latter category and the prints varied from OK to really terrible.
Several times I've googled on the above topic, but never found a system or method that gave me the great prints I expected and I do mean GREAT prints that I've seen from other peoples EPSON R2400. On gloss, matt, proofing paper and even plastic sheets and AFTER MUCH searching, I have now found the solution!
Contact the nice people at FOTOSPEED and ask them about the wonderful QUILL continuous ink system. If you buy your paper from them they'll supply bespoke, customised for your printer, ICC profiles to get the best images for the least amount of ink.
Already happy with your R2400 prints? then the QUILL and the custom ICC profiles will use less ink and still improve the results!
It's not only Epson R2400 they can work their magic on, the R4800, R7800 and the R9800 too.
As well as over 20 types of paper.
For full details take a look at
or call them on
USED INK RESERVOIR
There's also a known problem with some of the Epson the printer giving an error message that tells you the printer has reached the end of it's serviceable life!
The "Fault" is generated by the number of cleaning cycles / nozzle clears that you've told the printer to complete. I never kept a count of how many but I would think somewhere between 500 and 1000 would be about right.
HOW TO FIX IT
You can buy remote bags / containers on ebay and elsewhere that will take the used ink and move it elsewhere, usually external. Or, as I did, pull the printer apart! (There are only 6 screws and a couple of cables to disconnect and the whole of the printer mechanics will come away from the base plastic.)
Once you have the printer apart you'll see a collection of what can only be described as "Felt pads" scattered around the plastic compartments. these pads act as blotting paper for the ink and I expect that the heat from the printer evaporates the liquid and leaves the dye suspended in the pads. I removed these pads and put them under the tap! After several hours there was still ink coming from the pads and I then enlisted the help of a pressure washer! Don't get closer than about 12 inches to the pads with the jet, but it does clear the ink very fast! I dried them on cake cooling racks with a fan heater!
This is an extremely messy job! The ink WILL get everywhere and it's stronger than drain tracing powder! BUT, with the aid of a utility widely available on the net, the printer "error" can be reset, and with clean pads, carry on working again. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has used something else instead of the pads, disposable nappy material perhaps?