Re: Buying UT2 for Epson 1290 - what else to add to the order?
- --- In DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint@yahoogroups.com, "toniko74"
> I got a used Epson 1290 printer (working, very clean inside, very
> Now I want to order UT2 CIS with Ebony black for this printer.
> you advice me if I need anything else to be added to the same order?then
> I'm from Europe and it would be a problem for me if after having
> received the system I happened to need any other accessory.
> I read somewhere that MIS cartidges often have faulty chips and are
> not recognized by the printer. It this a common problem?
> The printer has only been used with one set of original ink and
> a set of cheap third party inks. Do I need to clean it beforeHi, Tomek
> installing CIS?
I import products from MIS into Greece. In the past I have emailed
them with my requirements and afterwards telephoned to give them
credit card details. I then have someone to contact, by name, by
email if I need to.
I ask them to package my order so that each parcel weighs no more
than 1kg and has a declared customs value of $100 or less and post
USPS. I pay more for postage but the post office here has never
charged me VAT or customs duty. I have found that the post office
here can use its discretion but couriers do not appear to have that
I use a 1290 running with the 1280 driver and the UT2 inks, bulk
fed. The Epson Status Monitor doesn't work and I always get a
communication error on screen, which I ignore. I am very pleased
with the results printing on matt papers EAM/EEM. If you use the
1290 profile this problem should not arise. My system has been
remarkably clog free, even if the printer has not been used for
several weeks, and I have never regretted abandoning Cone products
that were a nightmare and very expensive for me (ink down the drain!).
I am about to order a replacement set of 7600 series colour inks for
my 2100, again bulk fed, and have recently read about the new easy
fill cartridges. I was planning to research the MIS site on this
today if get the time. I am tempted to try these inks instead of the
bulk feed system and maybe try QTR. You may wish to consider these
cartridges before finalizing on a bulk feed system for your UT2 and
1290, but you may need to use the 1290 profile and not the 1280.
> Also do you have any recomendations on how the parcel should besent
> and described to avoid unnecessary customs/taxes (I'm in Poland -
> European Union).