Epson Stylus C80 question


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y551025

Hello --
I hadn't been using my C80 for some time, and not surprisingly the
nozzle test showed lots of skipping. I did the nozzle cleaning step,
which fixed all the colors except black, which still mostly didn't
print.
So I bought a new Epson Black cartridge and installed it. The black
still fails the nozzle test and nozzle cleaning doesn't help!
Do you think the ink path is blocked outside of the cartridge?
(I see no sign of ink mess near the jets.)
Any suggestions welcome.
 
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Elmo P. Shagnasty

I hadn't been using my C80 for some time, and not surprisingly the
nozzle test showed lots of skipping. I did the nozzle cleaning step,
which fixed all the colors except black, which still mostly didn't
print.
So I bought a new Epson Black cartridge and installed it. The black
still fails the nozzle test and nozzle cleaning doesn't help!
Do you think the ink path is blocked outside of the cartridge?
The C80 is one of the worst offenders at this, from my experience.

It may be shot.

I finally went with the C84, and it's a champ at resisting this kind of
thing.
 
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Davy

If you want to get away from clogging get a Canon, I have a ip5000 an
not one single clog nor manual print head clean required yet, its ove
4 months old

The Epson I had clogged on the 2nd day, the replacement sometime late
clogged on the 4th day - all with OEM ink

Before getting 'any' printer read users comments on various shoppin
sites and visit different forums, you'll soon form a 'self
opinion

Dav
 
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Arthur Entlich

If you email me at the address below, I will send you a copy of my Epson
Cleaning Manual which explains how to resolve the problem you mention.

The formulation of the black ink is different on the C80 and C82 from
the color inks.

There is no charge for the manual, no spam, no scam.


e-printerhelp(at)mvps(dot)org

(at) = @
(dot) = .

Art
 
B

braine_dead

Art, from my recollection, the C80,82 are the same for black...but
DuraBite was used on C82 (I have the C82).

b_
 
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Arthur Entlich

The C80 and C82 both use Durabrite inks, however, as memory serves (and
it serves me poorer and poorer, so who knows...) ;-) it wasn't until the
C84 that the black ink was made with the resin encapsulation. For the
C80 and C82, I believe both used a non-encapsulated black ink. Epson
originally did this because the resin slowed down drying, and the
printer could operate much faster in black only mode. Back then the C80
was sold as a business printer.

This is why they only printer in CMY for color because the black ink
would not hold onto the glossy papers.

Then Epson came out with a special paper for the C series printers and a
new driver for glossy 4 color images.

Art
 
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Davy

Arthur Entlichwrote
quote="Arthur Entlich"]. Back then the C80
was sold as a business printer.
I always thought the C80 was the 'office' version of the C60. fro
memory being slightly faster

Dav
 
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ian lincoln

Arthur Entlich said:
The C80 and C82 both use Durabrite inks, however, as memory serves (and it
serves me poorer and poorer, so who knows...) ;-) it wasn't until the C84
that the black ink was made with the resin encapsulation. For the C80 and
C82, I believe both used a non-encapsulated black ink. Epson originally
did this because the resin slowed down drying, and the printer could
operate much faster in black only mode. Back then the C80 was sold as a
business printer.

This is why they only printer in CMY for color because the black ink would
not hold onto the glossy papers.

Then Epson came out with a special paper for the C series printers and a
new driver for glossy 4 color images.

Art
Hey Art, the C series seems to be a big clog offender. Is it pigment ink
printers that are more susceptible to clogging? Have the Durabrite inks
caused more clogging?
 
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Davy

My C62's 'wur reet' cloggers

I am really amazed they didn't win an award, not only are they rea
cloggers, they are good ink guzzlers to boot

They are ok for door stops or target practice

Dav
 
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Arthur Entlich

Yes, you're correct, the word was office, not business.


Thanks for the correction.

Art
Arthur Entlichwrote:
quote="Arthur Entlich"]. Back then the C80
was sold as a business printer.

I always thought the C80 was the 'office' version of the C60. from
memory being slightly faster.

Davy
 
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Arthur Entlich

Overall, I woudl say teh Durabrite inks are more prone to clogs thna the
dye or pigment Ultrachrome inks.

Not all C pirnters used Durabrite inks. Some of the older lower end
units used dye ink.
 
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Davy

Arthur Entlichwrote
quote="Arthur Entlich"]Yes, you're correct, the word was office, no
business
Thanks for the correction

Ar
No, no wasn't correcting you, just that I wasn't sur

Dav
 

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