My printer is an Epson Stylus Pro 3800
- What does “priming” the cartridge do? Why is it necessary? What function do the exit chambers have?
- How is it that ink does not leak outside of the air intake hole when the cart is depressurized by the printer?
- Because the ink is not secured inside a mylar bladder (unlike Epson OEM carts), should I worry about trapped air degrading and oxidizing the ink or trapping air bubbles inside assembly tubes?
- What events cause the controller chip to reset the cart’s LCD panel displayed ink level to full status? Turning on/off the power button? Doing a MK to PK black ink swap? Doing a nozzle check, etc.?
- If I use both OEM carts and refillable carts together, will the LCD-displayed ink level of the OEM carts always report the correct ink level, or do all carts reset to full when any one cart is reset?
- The instructions say not to drain a OEM cart below 15% full before harvesting its computer chip. Because the printer always leaves 15% of ink inside the OEM cart, even when the LCD display reads empty 0%, does that mean I may harvest the chip when the LCD panel reads 0%, or must it show greater than 15%?
- The instructions say to run three power clean cycles when using a refillable cart for the first time. Does this rule apply if i use OEM ink inside the refillable carts instead of third-party ink?
- Why is priming the refillable cart not necessary after topping off the cart with ink? Doesnt topping off the cart introduce air that must then be sucked out by priming?
- Shouĺd i remove the air intake hole plug before or after I fill the cart with ink for the first time? Before or after I prime the cart? Before or after I top off the cart after its been used.
- Can I see how full the cart is from the cart’s label side without removing the cart from the cart bay?