A Greener Printer? Yes, I Think It Is
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:23 AM
However, one company has stepped up to the plate in a much bigger way -- Epson. They build their Artisan 725 to accept a CIS -- Continual Ink System.
I bought this CIS for $39.95 from Amazon.com
The seller even posts this on YouTube to show you how to install ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAlWRZ7SqKM
The ink that comes with the system will last a heavy user 6 months to a year. I’ll probably get 2 or 3 years out of mine.
But it gets even better! When you go through all that ink, you don’t throw the system away. You buy the little bottles of ink to refill the tanks as needed. The entire set of six colors is $14.99 (or you can buy the black by itself from this seller)
I bought my Artisan about a month before Christmas, and the original inks that came with it are still producing. I only print a page or two per normal day, but every other week or so I get a pretty big project. I got the printer for $114 on eBay (brand new in the box), and Amazon had them for slightly more at the time. Go to Amazon and read the rave reviews on this printer and on that CIS system.
Oh, and one more little perk. You know how black is always the ink cartridge that runs out first? And you know that most printers won’t work at all when only one cartridge is empty but the others are still full. This amazing printer will actually ask you if you want it to “make” black for you. If you say “Yes” it will print your pages. The black isn’t VERY black, but it’s fine for most of the draft-type stuff that I use it for.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:39 PM
I find your response to our inquiry about these links useful to others and so I'm sharing it here...
I have nothing to gain from offering those links. I share them because a continuous ink system is such a great idea for anyone who wants a greener printer! It's also a great way to save tons of money on replenishing printer ink.
Their site offers the serious shopper a priceless feature. When I'm shopping for nearly any item that I haven't bought before, I consult the Amazon site's very valuable customer reviews to see what other people are saying about it before I buy from anyone.
Please accept my apology for any misunderstanding. I love this Forum and benefit greatly from the knowledge that I find here.
Thanks I feel the same way about Amazon and think used correctly, our member base can benefit from their service greatly.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:57 AM
Sarah, you are most welcome :) By the way -- you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by checking out the suppliers of CIS systems.
It’s kind of like approaching your printer purchase backwards. Midway through my search for the right printer for my needs, I ran across the CIS concept -- which I proceeded to research deeply.
Then I looked at all the CIS systems offered by Amazon at the time to find the one with the most and best customer reviews, which was the one I settled on. Then I looked the seller’s website over carefully to see which printers they could provide CIS systems for.
I knew what I wanted in a printer, and had several different models in mind. I located some of my favorites on the seller’s site, and made my final decision based on which printers were compatible to the CIS.
It just so happens that I installed the CIS day before yesterday. If you read ALL the reviews, you’ll get some very helpful hints and suggestions on the install. The video is excellent. So install and set-up was a snap and took only 15 minutes. If I weren’t so technophobic, it probably would have only taken five!
Everything went perfectly and there were no error messages.
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