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pharmacist Oct 16, 2008 6:46 AM

It had taken a while, but today I received some refillable cartridges with resettable chip for the Epson Pro 3800.Since the encryption on the original cartridges is very high, you need the original chip of your OEM cartridge to work with.

http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3391

avpman Oct 18, 2008 3:15 PM

Hi,
Where did you get these carts? I'd like to buy a set. Do you still have to reset the chip after each refill? How much was everything?

Thanks!

avpman Oct 18, 2008 3:15 PM

Hi,
Where did you get these carts? I'd like to buy a set. Do you still have to reset the chip after each refill? How much was everything?

Thanks!

pharmacist Oct 19, 2008 8:41 AM

avpman,

You can contact Robert at [email protected]for those living in the EU, but I am sure he will export to the USA as well. See the topic on top of this from Robertgemco.

Stewartt Jan 6, 2009 4:40 PM

Hi,

I just received my Epson pro 3800 refillable cartridges from inkjetfly.com before Christmasand am very staisfied with the print result so far. The refill process wasfairly easy if you follow the instructions, but you do need the original oem chips to work with their chips.

The chip resetter was sort of odd looking but works. I'm tired of paying the high priced oem cartridges.

websnail Jan 9, 2009 1:11 PM

Stewartt wrote:
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but you do need the original oem chips to work with their chips.
Can't stress this enough... but you don't just need OEM chips but they also..

...MUST NOT BE REGISTERING AS EMPTY!!!

If you leave it till they're empty then you're going to be totally out of luck...

Stewartt Jan 9, 2009 5:41 PM

websnail wrote:
Quote:

Stewartt wrote:
Quote:

but you do need the original oem chips to work with their chips.
Quote:

Can't stress this enough... but you don't just need OEM chips but they also..

...MUST NOT BE REGISTERING AS EMPTY!!!

If you leave it till they're empty then you're going to be totally out of luck...
No, you're incorrect. With inkjetfly's 3800 chips, you won't have this kind of problem. It probably depends on which cis vendor you purchased from.



terroll Jan 11, 2009 12:45 PM

Well now, I'm not sure who is correct.

I also received cartridges from InkjetFly. The first cartridge I changed was the LLK cartridge, which had registered as empty; the replacement cartridge did not work. I emailed Leo at Inkjetfly, who is very obliging by the way, and he told me that there was some problems with the first batch of chips. The second batch, available in 2 -3 weeks, will correct the problems.

I tried a second replacement, the LM cartridge, which had not yet registered as empty, just low, and it works.

So, maybe be safe than sorry, replace when low.

Stewartt Jan 13, 2009 2:27 PM

Leo at inkjetfly is an honest guy, I will double check with him and get backt to you.

terroll Jan 13, 2009 10:02 PM

Leo is a great guy, there is no doubt. I tried another cartridge today, LK, that had registered as empty and this one worked. I guess I have some bad chips. Leo had told me that some of the chips had gotten mixed up at the factory. He requested that the second batch be labeled with the corresponding number to match the cartridge.

websnail Jan 16, 2009 2:17 PM

Interesting... Seems the chip side of things has an alternative that my supplier wasn't aware of.

pharmacist Apr 12, 2009 6:40 AM

Today I managed to produced some better video's showing how to tranfer the chip of the original Epson cartridge onto the refillable Epson Pro 3800 cartridges and one how I install the cartridges inside the printer and and some printing of pictures on high glossy photo paper from Aldi (SihlX high gloss photo paper).

Now after installing all the cartridges and purging the lines I'm quite impressed by the print quality obtained from Image Specialists K4 inkset. I could use the same printer profile for both the Epson K3 as well for the IM K4 inkset and I could hardly seesome differences if any.

ink refill and chip transfer video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6y9I-DY7JU

installing and printing video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9h4q0JZe3M

Please enjoy them. To watch in high quality: press the HD button to increase the video size and quality, as I've recorded the movies in HD format.Note: I do not sell these cartridges, but one can contact me if interested so I can redirect to the person I've got these cartridges from.

The original Epson chip can be registered as completely empty and does not impair the ink level shown by the bridge/tuning chip. I have tested this myself with a LC cartridge whichis completely empty, but I had to reset the tuning chip accordingly to reset ink level back to 100 %.


jimbay Aug 19, 2009 4:08 AM

I dont want to post any negative experience here, but it took me so many attempts to reset 3800 and then it wont work anymore. Similar systems. and the sealing issue is another nightmare. see my post here
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...artridges.html

I hope the manufacturer can fix the problem or at least stop selling these cartridges.

mathewdavid Aug 20, 2009 12:26 AM

Thanks Pharmacist for giving such important information.


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