My old 3880 died after two years of usage. Something wrong with the print-head slicing through the papers, and yes even on thin typing paper. Some platen motor, or one in the head busted so it crashed the head and wrecked it too. Very odd patterns of the head wiping off the fresh ink over the rollers too.
So time for a new one as they are beyond economical repair.
Instead of using the new printer carts for the initial charge, can I just use the ones out of the old 3880 to charge the new one up, or does Epson somehow need to know the new chips and carts for the first charge and run? I’d rather just keep using the profiles I’ve made rather than go through all that profiling again, although the new head may spit out some different coloration - maybe?