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darlingm
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« on: July 15, 2012, 11:12:10 PM »
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Epson's 9900 take up reel seems to be around $1000, perhaps a little bit less some places.

I didn't set out looking for a third party solution, but found one made by Winboth that ships from Mainland China, and is $452 delivered to the United States at: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/EPSON-Stylus-Pro-9900-9700-7900-7700-Automatical-Media-Take-up-Reel-System-E-Mode/809382_513654063.html

Part of me is hesitant to trust a third party take up reel, but after thinking about it, I'm not sure it's that complicated of machinery, and might not make a difference.


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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 03:20:42 AM »
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Part of me is hesitant to trust a third party take up reel, but after thinking about it, I'm not sure it's that complicated of machinery, and might not make a difference.

Thoughts?

No rocket science needed for that so why not? It also looks universal enough so you could use it for the next printer too with some adaptions. One thing I did not see mentioned; can it rotate back and forward? To decurl paper right away that choice can be important.

To seed some paranoia; looks like all office employees have a holiday in Qingdao and the new computer systems arrive next day.


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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 05:20:20 AM »
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I guess the big question is,was the accelerated print dryer included in the $1,000 from Epson?
Doesn't look like it as it is not addressed.
I see a similar firm you referenced sells the dryer. (Maxunion dryer $572.00)
Lastly can you use the take up reel without a dryer? Looks like that dryer is needed when using the reel to insure
a dry print when over rolling.
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