Saturday, March 19, 2011

Factory Built-In CISS Epson L100 and L200 All-In-One Printer

Out of the many countries, the unlikely Indonesia claimed to have the first ever factory built-in Continuous Supply Ink System (CISS) printer. This is integrated on EPSON printer L100 and L200 models. I have search the info about this on the World Wide Web and this is what I found at Epson Indonesia website. It is very unfortunate that EPSON is not making any kind of these printers in the USA, UK, or Malaysia yet. If it is does, I am sure that everyone is will not hesitate to replace their printers as the CISS save so much money.

EPSON L100 (CISS) Built-in Technical Specification:

The EPSON L100 model is with standard function just for black-white and color printing using basic colors such as black, cyan, yellow, and magenta (CYMK). The built-in CISS installed on the printer is capable to produce a staggering 12,000 pages (black) and 6,500 for colors A4 printed papers which is far more productive then printers without CISS installed on it.




EPSON L200 All-In-One (CISS) Built-In Technical Specification:
The EPSON L200 model comes with All-In-One function with standard colors black, cyan, yellow, and magenta as well. Having the CISS installed, it would be so much cost effective to use it for small business and home use.


Ink Colors:

Now you don’t have to worry about the ink compatibility with the printers as it is manufactured by EPSON itself. EPSON also guarantee the quality for color and Photo printing, and most importantly EPSON provide warranty to ensure satisfaction for its end-users. And this make me more excited to get the EPSON L200 model, because all I know that EPSON has produced the best quality printers these days.

1 comment:

  1. I have owned two of these CISS Epsons (L355 and the new ET-2550). Out of the two, the earlier model worked better than the newest. I will not buy another one and I'm returning to Canon with a separate CISS. I have been inking my cartridges since the late 1980s and was on the experimental edge of doing this with a bunch of geeky college students before kits were ever sold. We used syringes to draw ink out of a cheap mismatched source and force it into the HP cartridge. It worked for the most part, then others began offering bulk ink and kits, which made the work easier and better matched.
    in the mid-late '90s, printer manufacturers got wise to this and began including chips on cartridges to prevent it. China met the demand for resetters and glue on chips to defeat this. CISS came along after that, but a new problem entered when finer nozzles with wider nozzle patterns came out, because with the finer/extra nozzles, you get a greater chance of clogging. That is where the Epson solution for CISS is still insufficient. When (not if, because you will) you get a clogged nozzle, you will find yourself cleaning, by recommendation of Epson, several times before going to the power flush. Two problems exist with this. First, Epson (in contrast to Canon) makes you clean all four colors every time when only one color has a clogged nozzle. What this does is fill the cleaning reservoir each time you clean it with three colors that did not need to be cleaned. Then, if it still did not work, you get to perform a power flush, which really fills the reservoir. That is how my first Epson L355 died (if I have to send it to Espon for service, then forget it, I'll buy a new one). Second, Epson, knew that power flushes would be necessary or they would not have included it on the maintenance options, but they did not provide a self-service way to clean, replace, or reset the reservoir. Since they knew more ink would flow to the reservoir, then they should have provided a self-servicing way for the end user to maintain it without shipping the printer to Epson. However, there is a workaround on this on YouTube, but I'm not ready to drill holes in the back of a new printer. Epson angers me because they should have thought of this instead of some hack way to out smart their machines, therefore, I'm done with Epson and going back to Canon. I found no advantage to the two Epson CISS printers as verses attaching a third party CISS to a Canon and with my Canon CISS, I had fewer clogging issues (Nano inks) and more consistent printing. FYI, the L355 lasted less than a year with approx 10,000 printed pages. It should have done better than that. The new Espon, ET-2550, had clogged nozzles on the first and second print jobs, so I am taking it back for a refund today and calling it defective. They can make a boat anchor out of it for all I care. I'll buy a Canon for 1/4 the price.

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