I need some help before doing some silly manipulations. I want to know if one of you, over here, have already modified his R3000 to have an external waste ink tank. This printer is excellent but purge quite a lot so I really want to install this tank.
I have installed this waste ink system from OctoInkJet.com in my R3000 and it has worked very well. http://www.octoink.co.uk/categories/Waste-Ink-Kits/Epson-R-series-%28A3%29/?setCurrencyId=3
It's easy to install....remove a couple of screws and attach the plastic tubing to those in the printer. Then route the tubing out of the printer and you are set to go.
Be careful not to plug the tiny air hole in the lid of the container as doing so will cause the ink to back up into the printer.
It's easy to clean too. When you remove the container from the tubing, it is self-sealing so there are no leaks. Just rinse out at the sink.
They are located in the UK but ship almost anywhere.