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Old Dec 7, 2008, 5:59 PM   #1
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I have an epson 1280 I plan to outfit with a CIS. Before I do, I would like to add on an external waste ink tank. But I don't know the location of the tube.

Does anyone have this information?

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Old Dec 8, 2008, 2:43 AM   #2
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I have an epson 1280 I plan to outfit with a CIS. Before I do, I would like to add on an external waste ink tank. But I don't know the location of the tube.

Does anyone have this information?

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I did have through this link but piedmont-digital-graphics have taken their site and all of the resources offline.

I'm getting in a set of clogged 1280's sometime in the next few weeks so I'll document what's involved then but FWIW I do know that the tube is located on the right side (assuming looking at front of printer) and getting to it involves removing a fair amount of casing. Think it was back first then top.
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I have an epson 1280 I plan to outfit with a CIS. Before I do, I would like to add on an external waste ink tank. But I don't know the location of the tube.

Does anyone have this information?

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Chris has step-by-step instruction for 1280 waste ink tank on inkrepublic site
http://www.inkrepublic.com/Knowledge...80WasteInk.asp
The tank & tube are included in the CIS kit.

hope this helps.

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Old Dec 17, 2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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Chris has step-by-step instruction for 1280 waste ink tank on inkrepublic site
http://www.inkrepublic.com/Knowledge...80WasteInk.asp
The tank & tube are included in the CIS kit.

hope this helps.
Thanks for sharing that link... It's very comprehensive indeed!
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 2:50 AM   #5
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Chris has step-by-step instruction for 1280 waste ink tank on inkrepublic site
http://www.inkrepublic.com/Knowledge...80WasteInk.asp
The tank & tube are included in the CIS kit.

hope this helps.
Thanks for sharing that link... It's very comprehensive indeed!
No problem. Glad I can help. I just figured out inkrepublic also sells waste ink kit, which is included in their CIS system. you can source the material by ur own or just get a kit from inkrepublic.

http://www.inkrepublic.com/WasteInkKit.asp

only few dollars, save your time and effort. Everyone should install a kit like this, doesnt matter if CIS is installed or not.
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phplarry wrote:I appreciate that I'm effectively a competitor in the waste ink tank market but just a small note re: the InkRepublic kit...

It's designed without taking one rather important factor into account.. ie: the max height of the tubing and subsequently that the ink has to climb in order to reach the drop point into the bottle...

In my experience the path shown in that kit is too high, resulting in the ink potentially flowing back towards the parking pad and soiling the underside of the printhead.

It's not something that happens in ALL cases but it does happen and as a general rule you wouldn't want the waste ink to have to travel much higher than about 2 inches up from the base of the printer.

The flip side of this is that you also don't want a waste tank that sits below the level of the printer base either as you can create a syphon effect which can effectively empty the ink from the cartridges and/or your CIS (if you have one installed). Done that twice before I realised what was happening some years ago... *Doh!*

Anyway, just some tips... I'd recommend something shallower than the bottle they show...
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I like the idea of the Velcro and two-spout bottle cap that inkrepublic has.

as Chris shows his 1280 waste ink kit on inkrepublic's site, such waste ink kit should be pretty reliable and easy to install.

websnail is right, you may want to monitor how efficiency your waste ink kit is doing before you can "forget" it
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