So there is no "Use Before" date on the new carts like with Epson?
It would be nice to know how long can the carts stay in the printer
without the inks starting to clog badly due to old age.
I've had problems with the Epson 2000P with CIS (and Epson 7500
pigment inks) clogging in the inklines after too long period of having
"expired" inks in. Maybe even fresh Epson inks would have clogged
in any case!?
I'd like to go with the ipf5000 as well if the same inkset can be used
for a couple of years (2-3?). I imagine in normal "not quite professional"
use they will last about that much before running out.
I should have realized that you don't have to recharge the lines with each cart change just from the review, duh. But I've never used anything bigger than the 2200.
It is interesting to think that even as a hobbyest this printer might be economical at $2000 since I may never have to buy inks before new technology comes out. Even if I did, I would never have to buy ink again. And, if I were to buy ink, I would have to determine whether to put money into this printer or upgrade. Of course all the cartriges would never be empty at the same time and you would likely have to throw out a considerable amount of ink.