I have my PF-2 for about a year and 3 month, well it decided that it won't print anymore. It loads the cd and dumps it out, won't start printing on it, it acts like there is no cd, the paper feed light starts blinking. Any help please?
First try re-installing the PF-2 print drivers. If that doesn't work, then try a different ink cartridge. If you have printed more than 5000 discs in the printer, it just may need a good cleaning as the sensors would be full of dried ink.
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Help me please my Epson Stylus SX215 black ink won`t print. I cleaned the head 3-5 times and the nozzle but it still wont`t print black , it is brand new.Is it because the printer didn`t work maybe 2 months. Yesterday i bought all inks and the other are working , the black no :[ please help
Reinstall the printer driver from origional cd if problem persists then reinstall the operating system b'couse it may be cause of virous.& set the duplexer in driver.Problem will be resolved 100%. Rg Jm
I don't have a pf3, but I have been using 3 of the pf2s over the past year. I use them pretty heavily for large printing projects and they have held up pretty well (with a little maintenance from time to time), so I would hopefully expect the same performance from the pf3...
The cost per print will vary, of course, depending on the coverage and quality of printing (photo mode uses more ink than graphic mode). I have been recording how many discs I can do of certain jobs per full cartridge and have found the cost per print range to vary between 20 - 35 cents.
I'm also not sure if the pf3 uses proprietary color ink cartridges (the black are not) like the pf2s, but I found only one reliable company that can refill them that has helped us lower our ink expenses... http://www.emeraldrecycle.com/
The previous poster is most likely correct. You have to use Microboards ink for the PF-2, PF-3 and PF-Pro printers. The part number you need is the PRF38ml. The PF-2 printer has a sensor for the barcode on the PRF38ml as well as a RFID chip for verification.
If this does not fix your issue, then the sensors that scan the barcode and the RFID chip may be broken, dirty or out of alignment. If so, you need to contact Microboards or an authorized Microboards repair center for repair services.