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Color ink cartridge draining?

greenbox

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
read the following and tell me if the guy at epson is correct. does all printers out there do this? thanks

Ok, on my Epson CX5400 i have it set in Advanced Printer Options that I
want to only use "Black Ink Only" because I rarely use color. So, I've
printed about 100 pages so far and the ink detection shows that black ink
is about half full but all the color levels are about 3/4 full eventhough
I've never really printed with color. My question is why are the color ink
cartridges dwindling down?

---Thank you for contacting the Epson Connection.

When using black ink only option the printer will still use a small amount
of color ink.
That is because when printer is turned on, it’s checking all the nozzles by
running a little amount of ink. Over time you will notice the change in the
levels of color ink.

Alex P
Epson Connection
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#4
yup it is correct, it all depends how often you turn printer on/off as it cleans em then, as well as how many pages you print as it often clears before/during/after printing depending on usage.
 

Tweakfiend

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
If anyone is interested...... try www.ssclg.com/epsone ( yes Epson with an "E" !)
This allows comprehensive Epson printers cleaning options unavailable on the printer properties, including cleaning the colour and black cartridges separately to save ink.
 
#6
For what it's worth I keep the power switch on my printer off so it does not do a head clean every time I turn my PC on (like 5 times a day). I turn the printer on just to print. Also make sure you don't turn the printer off before it is done running self test or parking the ink cartridges after a print. The cartridge will dry out if you do since the heads won't be sealed..
 

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