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JC Dill
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      02-01-2005
Does anyone here use an Epson 2200 in a mobile office setup (providing
prints onsite at events)?

How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for transporting
from place to place, to avoid ink spilling, to avoid wasting ink when
you set it up for use at the next location? Any problems with bits
and pieces vibrating loose? I'll be transporting it in its own box
set flat on the floor of the trailer, so no problems with it being
stacked upside down or on its side during transport. I'm hoping to
avoid having to substantially disassemble and secure 1001 parts each
time I need to drive to the next site, and wasting ink each time I set
it up. Is that a realistic hope with this model?

jc

 
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Canongirly
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      02-01-2005
Haven't tried it with the 2200 but have with several 870's. Biggest time
saver you can do is remove all the ink cartridges for transport and insert
new ones when you get there. Cartridges that have been taken out then
transported get airlocks in 'em and are junk.

Yes it will mean a new set of cartridges for each event so build that into
your costs/prices.


"JC Dill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Does anyone here use an Epson 2200 in a mobile office setup (providing
> prints onsite at events)?
>
> How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for transporting
> from place to place, to avoid ink spilling, to avoid wasting ink when
> you set it up for use at the next location? Any problems with bits
> and pieces vibrating loose? I'll be transporting it in its own box
> set flat on the floor of the trailer, so no problems with it being
> stacked upside down or on its side during transport. I'm hoping to
> avoid having to substantially disassemble and secure 1001 parts each
> time I need to drive to the next site, and wasting ink each time I set
> it up. Is that a realistic hope with this model?
>
> jc
>


 
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Chris Myers
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      02-01-2005
Actually, I've removed carts, moved the printer, and reinstalled them many
times without airlocks (otherwise how could you remove exchange the matte
and photo black inks?). When you put the new carts in, the system will go
through a purge while it "charges" the heads. This clears out most clogs.
I do agree with "Canongirly" that it would be good to have a fresh set of
carts but know for a fact you don't HAVE to have them to make the printer
work again.

CM


On 2/1/05 5:51 AM, in article ctnmvl$7mj$(E-Mail Removed), "Canongirly"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Haven't tried it with the 2200 but have with several 870's. Biggest time
> saver you can do is remove all the ink cartridges for transport and insert
> new ones when you get there. Cartridges that have been taken out then
> transported get airlocks in 'em and are junk.
>
> Yes it will mean a new set of cartridges for each event so build that into
> your costs/prices.
>
>
> "JC Dill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Does anyone here use an Epson 2200 in a mobile office setup (providing
>> prints onsite at events)?
>>
>> How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for transporting
>> from place to place, to avoid ink spilling, to avoid wasting ink when
>> you set it up for use at the next location? Any problems with bits
>> and pieces vibrating loose? I'll be transporting it in its own box
>> set flat on the floor of the trailer, so no problems with it being
>> stacked upside down or on its side during transport. I'm hoping to
>> avoid having to substantially disassemble and secure 1001 parts each
>> time I need to drive to the next site, and wasting ink each time I set
>> it up. Is that a realistic hope with this model?
>>
>> jc
>>

>


 
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gdstewart@worldnet.att.net
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      02-01-2005
I'd recommend taping, or somehow locking the head in place. I moved my
Epson 1200 without locking the head down and it was never the same
after that. The owner's manual might have some suggestions on packing
for return to the manufacturer.

 
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David Dyer-Bennet
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      02-01-2005
Chris Myers <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> Actually, I've removed carts, moved the printer, and reinstalled them many
> times without airlocks (otherwise how could you remove exchange the matte
> and photo black inks?). When you put the new carts in, the system will go
> through a purge while it "charges" the heads. This clears out most clogs.
> I do agree with "Canongirly" that it would be good to have a fresh set of
> carts but know for a fact you don't HAVE to have them to make the printer
> work again.


The Epson 1200 has cartridges that ooze ink out the bottom ports if
taken out of the printer before they're empty. The R800 has
cartridges with valves in them, which can be removed and replaced
fairly safely. I don't know exactly where in between the switch was
made. But it probably makes quite a difference in whether removing
the cartridges is a good idea or not.
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Bill Hilton
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      02-01-2005
>How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for tra*nsporting

>from place to place


The "Printer Basics" user guide that comes with the 2200 has a section
titled "Transporting the Printer" that answers these questions ... it's
on pg 66 in my copy. Should be no problem if you remove the carts and
lock and tape the head per the instructions.

Bill

 
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Chris Myers
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      02-01-2005
David,

Good information for others. The original poster was asking about the Epson
2200 which allows you to remove carts as need (being they are individual ink
cartridges). FWIW.

CM


On 2/1/05 12:24 PM, in article http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)-b.net, "David
Dyer-Bennet" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Chris Myers <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>
>> Actually, I've removed carts, moved the printer, and reinstalled them many
>> times without airlocks (otherwise how could you remove exchange the matte
>> and photo black inks?). When you put the new carts in, the system will go
>> through a purge while it "charges" the heads. This clears out most clogs.
>> I do agree with "Canongirly" that it would be good to have a fresh set of
>> carts but know for a fact you don't HAVE to have them to make the printer
>> work again.

>
> The Epson 1200 has cartridges that ooze ink out the bottom ports if
> taken out of the printer before they're empty. The R800 has
> cartridges with valves in them, which can be removed and replaced
> fairly safely. I don't know exactly where in between the switch was
> made. But it probably makes quite a difference in whether removing
> the cartridges is a good idea or not.


 
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JC Dill
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      02-01-2005
On 1 Feb 2005 12:28:18 -0800, "Bill Hilton" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>>How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for tra?sporting

>
>>from place to place

>
>The "Printer Basics" user guide that comes with the 2200 has a section
>titled "Transporting the Printer" that answers these questions ... it's
>on pg 66 in my copy. Should be no problem if you remove the carts and
>lock and tape the head per the instructions.


I looked at that (the PDF is on the web on Epson's site), but I
assumed it was written for "transporting" where "transporting" means
put it in a box and hand the box to a common carrier, where it could
be tossed about or stacked in any old orientation.

I was wondering if it was critical to remove the ink if you are just
placing the printer level in a box (for safety) and transporting it
that way.

Also, how much ink does it use when you reinsert the ink cartridges?

jc

 
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JC Dill
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      02-01-2005
On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:23:00 -0500, Chris Myers <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Actually, I've removed carts, moved the printer, and reinstalled them many
>times without airlocks


How do you seal/store the carts after you have removed them? Is there
any important "always keep this side up" or "be sure to tape over the
hole here" trick I should know about?

Thanks!

jc

 
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Chris Myers
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      02-01-2005
What I've done is put each cart in a separate ziplock type baggie and then
just packed them so they were ink hole side down. This saves the load if
one DOES start to leak, although I've not had that happen either.

As others have mentioned, it would be best to use some kind of artist tape
to lock the heads into place before moving the printer though.

Best,

CM


On 2/1/05 4:06 PM, in article http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed),
"JC Dill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:23:00 -0500, Chris Myers <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>> Actually, I've removed carts, moved the printer, and reinstalled them many
>> times without airlocks

>
> How do you seal/store the carts after you have removed them? Is there
> any important "always keep this side up" or "be sure to tape over the
> hole here" trick I should know about?
>
> Thanks!
>
> jc
>


 
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