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Old Jan 16, 2009, 2:17 PM   #11
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Interesting... Seems the chip side of things has an alternative that my supplier wasn't aware of.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 6:40 AM   #12
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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:


installing and printing video:


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 %.

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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:08 AM   #13
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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

I hope the manufacturer can fix the problem or at least stop selling these cartridges.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 12:26 AM   #14
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Thanks Pharmacist for giving such important information.
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