After using the printer for a while I loved almost everything about it, but I realized there was 1 BIG downside to the printer… The cost of ink.. To refill all the cartridges (black and 5 colors) runs about $80. With as much printing as I do, it just became to much money!
The reason a continuous ink supply system works on the Artisian All in One but will not work on most other printers is because most printer heads move back and forth while printing, but the printer head in the Epson Artisian does not move back and forth making the tube system possible.
There is 100 oz in the ink containers which is enough ink to have replaced the store bought cartridges about 20 times, so my savings is about $1500, yea you read that right, not a typo! .45 per oz 16.00 per oz
The system starts with the BIG containers of ink, which are all connected to a big set of tubes that connect to where the cartridges go inside the printer, they include the special cartridges for the printer . This is what it looks like all connected to my printer.
We put the ink bottles behind the printer so that they are hidden from little hands who would have fun watching the ink pour everywhere 🙂
Jake cut a notch out of the front of the printer so the tubes could push the ink through.
Here is what the ink cartridges look link inside the printer, the tubes are connected to the big containers of ink and will send more ink through to the printer as needed.