Ink cartridge lifespan (a bit OT)
Can anyone venture a guess as to what is a 'reasonable' life span/#
of refills for Epson-mfg. ink cartridges for the 1270?
I refilled a color cartridge for the third time yesterday -- it was
much harder to suck out all the foam, and the chambers only took 5--
6cc's of ink before it started coming out the top air vents, instead
of the 'normal' 7.5--8. This was consistent across all colors, and
there was still nik present in the vents (which I blotted up with
paper towelling) for hours after the refill. Presumably I should be
very concerned about this cartridge running dry well before the
droplet-counting chip warns the ink is getting 'low'.
This particular cartridge is over a year old (it's the one that came
with the printer). I have refilled it with the MIS, non-archival