Question about Epson Stylus Photo R260 InkJet Printer

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After Market Cartridges

Does not acknowlege them. Have to use Epson.

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  • obie69 Nov 15, 2007

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When the generics are installed black X's should on the ink monitor cartridges and they show empty. I have used generic these same brand in the Photo Stylus R220 without any problem I wish I kept that printer. There is another person having the same problem these two printers were purchased at the same time. Thanks for your help.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Does it say you have no ink installed or just that it would rather you not use them.

If it does not even show you replaced the ink try a different supplier.

Another question. Have you used after market ink before successfully?

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

  • JohnnyRudick Dec 19, 2007

    Sometimes even though we buy from the same supplier they will switch the ink formula so that the ph value is slightly different. When it mixes with the old ink in the print head it will jell. That clogs the print head. When we buy from the printer manufacturer we almost always get the same formula of ink and there is no problem. When we buy from an after market supplier we takes our chances. If we stay with the same brand of ink we have a better chance of not having these problems but we still have a greater chance then if we bought from let's say Epson or HP or what ever. In the long run it is still better to buy after market and buy wisely. When the print head clogs and it will, just throw the printer away and buy a new printer and a new supply of after market ink. Another word of advise. Have a spare printer on the sideline for when it happens. It is still the most cost effective way to go. Keep an eye on ebay for your next replacement printer.

  • JohnnyRudick Dec 21, 2007

    Did you see the cleaning pump described by another writer? (Excellent idea!!!) Look for it under "Epson Stylus Pro 4800" and if that won't work get another printer. Get another printer anyway and keep the pump handy;-)



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