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Old Mar 4, 2003, 7:16 PM   #1
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Default Dirty rollers epson 1280

Having problems with ink smudging with my epson 1280..seems to be dirtry rollers .what part and how do i clean it?
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Old Mar 4, 2003, 7:22 PM   #2
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I clean the rollers with isopropyl alcohol and a 100% cotton cloth. I have in the past used wash cloths until my wife caught me. I now use old t shirts. Make sure that the printer is off.
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Old Mar 4, 2003, 7:24 PM   #3
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I've also used Q-tips to clean the rollers. Works well--just make sure that the rollers are completely dry (which doesn't take long at all with isopropyl alcohol) before feeding paper through.
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Thanks '
I'll give it a try
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Old Mar 4, 2003, 11:10 PM   #5
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Q-tips and WATER! The ink is water soluble as long as you don't get it on your skin (then it becomes permanent and takes a few days to wear off). Then I just run through a few scrap (cheap) pages to dry it. I started doing this with my first Epson inkjet (600) and also my 880.
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Yeah he ain't kidding when he means permanent. The epson ink gets on my shirt it takes about 10 washes to make it fade away
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Yeah he ain't kidding when he means permanent. The epson ink gets on my shirt it takes about 10 washes to make it fade away
You could always do it naked, but if you get the ink on certain parts of your body...might make things interesting in the bedroom, or in the changing room! :lol:
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Yeah he ain't kidding when he means permanent. The epson ink gets on my shirt it takes about 10 washes to make it fade away
You could always do it naked, but if you get the ink on certain parts of your body...might make things interesting in the bedroom, or in the changing room! :lol:
That would work if I had a significant other to share such foolishness with. But then again She'd probably laugh at me for coming up with such an expensive way of bodypainting. Use refills they are much cheaper.
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Old Mar 5, 2003, 8:36 AM   #9
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per epson: do not use benzine, alcohol, or thinner for cleaning they can damage components and case.

alcohol will dry out the rubber in the rollers eventually cracking them and causing you to blame epson for making cheap stuff and using harsh words on your 1280. they make cleaning pages that you send through a few times and or a damp pad only.

read your enclosed 1280 manual or call the epson 800 tech support number.
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