Espon 2200 - any issues with using it on the road?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by JC Dill, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. JC Dill

    JC Dill Guest

    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
    JC Dill, Feb 1, 2005
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  2. JC Dill

    Canongirly Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
    Canongirly, Feb 1, 2005
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  3. JC Dill

    Chris Myers Guest

    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$7mj$, "Canongirly"
    <> 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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
    >>

    >
    Chris Myers, Feb 1, 2005
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  4. JC Dill

    Guest

    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.
    , Feb 1, 2005
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  5. Chris Myers <> 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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    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 1, 2005
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  6. JC Dill

    Bill Hilton Guest

    >How difficult is it to properly prepare this printer for tra­nsporting

    >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
    Bill Hilton, Feb 1, 2005
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  7. JC Dill

    Chris Myers Guest

    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 -b.net, "David
    Dyer-Bennet" <> wrote:

    > Chris Myers <> 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.
    Chris Myers, Feb 1, 2005
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  8. JC Dill

    JC Dill Guest

    On 1 Feb 2005 12:28:18 -0800, "Bill Hilton" <>
    wrote:

    >>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
    JC Dill, Feb 1, 2005
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  9. JC Dill

    JC Dill Guest

    On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:23:00 -0500, Chris Myers <>
    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
    JC Dill, Feb 1, 2005
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  10. JC Dill

    Chris Myers Guest

    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 ,
    "JC Dill" <> wrote:

    > On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:23:00 -0500, Chris Myers <>
    > 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
    >
    Chris Myers, Feb 1, 2005
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  11. JC Dill

    Bill Hilton Guest

    >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.


    I would definitely lock and tape the head ... if you feel lucky leave
    the carts in, if you want to be safe follow Epson's instructions and
    take them out, I guess.

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


    With a simple black cart change from photo <-> matte black the estimate
    I heard was $1 in ink (all 7 heads recharge). It's not much because
    the cart sits right above the head. I guess it's similar for removing
    all 7, dunno but that would make sense.

    Bill
    Bill Hilton, Feb 1, 2005
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  12. JC Dill

    Morton Klotz Guest

    On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 21:06:24 GMT, JC Dill <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:23:00 -0500, Chris Myers <>
    >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

    I have taped the bottom hole when I change from photo black to matte
    etc. No problems so far.
    Morton Klotz, Feb 6, 2005
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