Reviews - Epson C80

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mrs Beeble Brock, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Hi, is there a New Zealand site to read about reviews for computers,
    printers, etc?

    I particularly want to read local opinions of the Epson C80 as my
    experience with this object has been BADDDD and I'd like some more
    ammunition for my cause of requesting a replacement printer. Overseas
    reviews are negative, but are unlikely to cut much ice with the Auckland
    office of Epson.

    Thanks in advance for any tips ...
    Jo
    Mrs Beeble Brock, Aug 31, 2004
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  2. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Nigel Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:25:36 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:

    > Hi, is there a New Zealand site to read about reviews for computers,
    > printers, etc?
    >
    > I particularly want to read local opinions of the Epson C80 as my
    > experience with this object has been BADDDD and I'd like some more
    > ammunition for my cause of requesting a replacement printer. Overseas
    > reviews are negative, but are unlikely to cut much ice with the Auckland
    > office of Epson.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any tips ...
    > Jo


    Not sure about reviews, but I have a C80 & mine had been left idle for 6
    months & would not clean the nozzles, so I figured it was cheaper to get a
    C63, than try & get it working again, it needed more ink & the C63 was
    cheaper than re-inking it ( I want a A3 printer, but am saving ).

    What's gone wrong with yours ?.

    Nigel
    Nigel, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 11:42:43 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

    >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:25:36 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, is there a New Zealand site to read about reviews for computers,
    >> printers, etc?
    >>
    >> I particularly want to read local opinions of the Epson C80 as my
    >> experience with this object has been BADDDD and I'd like some more
    >> ammunition for my cause of requesting a replacement printer. Overseas
    >> reviews are negative, but are unlikely to cut much ice with the Auckland
    >> office of Epson.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for any tips ...
    >> Jo

    >
    >Not sure about reviews, but I have a C80 & mine had been left idle for 6
    >months & would not clean the nozzles, so I figured it was cheaper to get a
    >C63, than try & get it working again, it needed more ink & the C63 was
    >cheaper than re-inking it ( I want a A3 printer, but am saving ).
    >
    >What's gone wrong with yours ?.
    >
    >Nigel




    Clogged Epson Print Heads are so easy to fix..

    Also you must know how to use a Epson to stop getting clogged heads..
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
    #3
  4. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Nigel Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:27:41 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:

    >
    > Clogged Epson Print Heads are so easy to fix..


    Really, I ran the utility like 6 times.

    >
    > Also you must know how to use a Epson to stop getting clogged heads..


    Care to elaborate ?.

    Nigel
    Nigel, Sep 1, 2004
    #4
  5. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:41:03 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

    >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:27:41 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Clogged Epson Print Heads are so easy to fix..

    >
    >Really, I ran the utility like 6 times.
    >\



    No take the print out an get it cleaned, very easy to do, use a small flat
    tray with about 1.5mm of spray and wipe in it and soak for 1 hour, then do
    the same with warm water..


    Dry off the print head with a tissue.


    I you are not upto it get a shop to do it for you.

    >>
    >> Also you must know how to use a Epson to stop getting clogged heads..

    >
    >Care to elaborate ?.



    1. Never power off the printer at the wall.

    2. Ink tanks must be used in 6 months, Epson statement.

    3. Printer must be powered up once a week.

    4. never used or have the printer in the Sun or a hot room.


    >Nigel
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
    #5
  6. Hi Nigel, I bought mine because of the water-fastness of the ink. It's a
    great way to do water colour painting without having to do the pencil
    sketch step first.

    After a year of use I found even with cleaning and realignment I never
    got rid of the white banding. It's been sent for repair twice and the
    problem has twice re-arisen within three months of being returned from
    this so-called repair.

    I haven't even finished paying for the damn thing yet so it's irritating
    to be told by the retailer than these days printers only last a couple
    of years.

    Jo

    Nigel wrote:
    > On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:25:36 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Hi, is there a New Zealand site to read about reviews for computers,
    >>printers, etc?
    >>
    >>I particularly want to read local opinions of the Epson C80 as my
    >>experience with this object has been BADDDD and I'd like some more
    >>ammunition for my cause of requesting a replacement printer. Overseas
    >>reviews are negative, but are unlikely to cut much ice with the Auckland
    >>office of Epson.
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance for any tips ...
    >>Jo

    >
    >
    > Not sure about reviews, but I have a C80 & mine had been left idle for 6
    > months & would not clean the nozzles, so I figured it was cheaper to get a
    > C63, than try & get it working again, it needed more ink & the C63 was
    > cheaper than re-inking it ( I want a A3 printer, but am saving ).
    >
    > What's gone wrong with yours ?.
    >
    > Nigel
    Mrs Beeble Brock, Sep 1, 2004
    #6
  7. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:08:09 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock
    <> wrote:

    >Hi Nigel, I bought mine because of the water-fastness of the ink. It's a
    >great way to do water colour painting without having to do the pencil
    >sketch step first.
    >
    >After a year of use I found even with cleaning and realignment I never
    >got rid of the white banding. It's been sent for repair twice and the
    >problem has twice re-arisen within three months of being returned from
    >this so-called repair.
    >
    >I haven't even finished paying for the damn thing yet so it's irritating
    >to be told by the retailer than these days printers only last a couple
    >of years.
    >
    >Jo




    If you do not look after the Epson printers you will get clogged heads, it
    that simple, and all that is wrong with it..

    Read my post on how to look after a Epson..


    Also NOTE: the ink must not be used 6 month after its been installed.



    >Nigel wrote:
    >> On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:25:36 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Hi, is there a New Zealand site to read about reviews for computers,
    >>>printers, etc?
    >>>
    >>>I particularly want to read local opinions of the Epson C80 as my
    >>>experience with this object has been BADDDD and I'd like some more
    >>>ammunition for my cause of requesting a replacement printer. Overseas
    >>>reviews are negative, but are unlikely to cut much ice with the Auckland
    >>>office of Epson.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks in advance for any tips ...
    >>>Jo

    >>
    >>
    >> Not sure about reviews, but I have a C80 & mine had been left idle for 6
    >> months & would not clean the nozzles, so I figured it was cheaper to get a
    >> C63, than try & get it working again, it needed more ink & the C63 was
    >> cheaper than re-inking it ( I want a A3 printer, but am saving ).
    >>
    >> What's gone wrong with yours ?.
    >>
    >> Nigel
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
    #7
  8. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Nigel Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:08:09 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:

    > Hi Nigel, I bought mine because of the water-fastness of the ink. It's a
    > great way to do water colour painting without having to do the pencil
    > sketch step first.


    Same here, though, I got it for printing Photo's, my ability with a pen
    or pencil would shame a 3 year old :).

    >
    > After a year of use I found even with cleaning and realignment I never
    > got rid of the white banding. It's been sent for repair twice and the
    > problem has twice re-arisen within three months of being returned from
    > this so-called repair.
    >
    > I haven't even finished paying for the damn thing yet so it's irritating
    > to be told by the retailer than these days printers only last a couple
    > of years.
    >

    Kinda harsh, but not untrue, the new R800 is supposed to be really
    spectacular & worth the upgrade :).

    If your in Auckland I'm coming down in the weekend for a funeral, your
    most welcome to my old C80 for free if you want it ( I was going to
    dump it & the ink is too expensive to give to my kids anyway ).

    Nigel
    Nigel, Sep 1, 2004
    #8
  9. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Nigel Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 18:36:27 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:

    > On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:41:03 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:27:41 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Clogged Epson Print Heads are so easy to fix..

    >>
    >>Really, I ran the utility like 6 times. \

    >
    >
    > No take the print out an get it cleaned, very easy to do, use a small flat
    > tray with about 1.5mm of spray and wipe in it and soak for 1 hour, then
    > do the same with warm water..


    Do you mean completely remove the print head ?, if so how do you get on
    putting it back in without alignment problems. If it works, hey sounds a
    great idea :)

    Nigel

    P.S. Some good points you had for the rest of the post, tks.
    Nigel, Sep 1, 2004
    #9
  10. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 21:35:20 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

    >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:08:09 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Nigel, I bought mine because of the water-fastness of the ink. It's a
    >> great way to do water colour painting without having to do the pencil
    >> sketch step first.

    >
    >Same here, though, I got it for printing Photo's, my ability with a pen
    >or pencil would shame a 3 year old :).
    >
    >>
    >> After a year of use I found even with cleaning and realignment I never
    >> got rid of the white banding. It's been sent for repair twice and the
    >> problem has twice re-arisen within three months of being returned from
    >> this so-called repair.
    >>
    >> I haven't even finished paying for the damn thing yet so it's irritating
    >> to be told by the retailer than these days printers only last a couple
    >> of years.
    >>

    >Kinda harsh, but not untrue, the new R800 is supposed to be really
    >spectacular & worth the upgrade :).
    >
    >If your in Auckland I'm coming down in the weekend for a funeral, your
    >most welcome to my old C80 for free if you want it ( I was going to
    >dump it & the ink is too expensive to give to my kids anyway ).
    >
    >Nigel




    Not if you use Jet Tec inks..

    Made in the UK and have the Queens Award for Industry
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
    #10
  11. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 21:39:10 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

    >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 18:36:27 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:41:03 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 12:27:41 +1200, Karen Parker wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Clogged Epson Print Heads are so easy to fix..
    >>>
    >>>Really, I ran the utility like 6 times. \

    >>
    >>
    >> No take the print out an get it cleaned, very easy to do, use a small flat
    >> tray with about 1.5mm of spray and wipe in it and soak for 1 hour, then
    >> do the same with warm water..

    >
    >Do you mean completely remove the print head ?, if so how do you get on
    >putting it back in without alignment problems. If it works, hey sounds a
    >great idea :)
    >
    >Nigel
    >
    >P.S. Some good points you had for the rest of the post, tks.
    >



    The head fits into a clamp that alines the head when the Printer was made, no
    real need for adjustment, but its there if needed..
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
    #11
  12. Mrs Beeble Brock

    Karen Parker Guest

    On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 21:35:20 +1200, Nigel <sgidude_@_yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

    >On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:08:09 +1200, Mrs Beeble Brock wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Nigel, I bought mine because of the water-fastness of the ink. It's a
    >> great way to do water colour painting without having to do the pencil
    >> sketch step first.

    >
    >Same here, though, I got it for printing Photo's, my ability with a pen
    >or pencil would shame a 3 year old :).
    >
    >>
    >> After a year of use I found even with cleaning and realignment I never
    >> got rid of the white banding. It's been sent for repair twice and the
    >> problem has twice re-arisen within three months of being returned from
    >> this so-called repair.
    >>
    >> I haven't even finished paying for the damn thing yet so it's irritating
    >> to be told by the retailer than these days printers only last a couple
    >> of years.
    >>

    >Kinda harsh, but not untrue, the new R800 is supposed to be really
    >spectacular & worth the upgrade :).
    >
    >If your in Auckland I'm coming down in the weekend for a funeral, your
    >most welcome to my old C80 for free if you want it ( I was going to
    >dump it & the ink is too expensive to give to my kids anyway ).
    >
    >Nigel




    Not if you use Jet Tec inks..

    Made in the UK and have the Queens Award for Industry

    Black $30.40 +

    Colors $22.58 + with 30% more Ink..
    Karen Parker, Sep 1, 2004
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