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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Anyone running (preferably STILL running) a 'continuous ink system' on their printer?

Need to know what's in fashion and which version are particularly good/reliable before making purchase of printer and CIS system.

Used to have an HP1100 business inkjet with one fitted and it worked very well until the heads blocked but that was back in 2004-ish and haven't used one since.

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04-05 is probably the last time I see one of those - its more common on production printers or vinyl printers/cutters (solvent inks)

tbh technology has moved on colour lasers are cheap and very high quality, you hit the nail on the head, print heads where the issue at £80-100 x6 to replace it wasn't a cheap exercise

I had a large format printer a few years back and it was expensive to run (HP DesignJet z3100 iirc) 4 Print Heads and 6 cartridges


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Already got a business laser printer (CP4025C) that sets us back nearly £400 for a set of refills :shock: but they do last over 8000 pages so the running costs of 5p/page aren't excessive but when it comes to images it falls well short of what we need quality-wise.

Only inkjets meet this task well enough to be considered but the throughput makes a CIS system almost mandatory - more so with the rip-off inking prices we see these days.

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All I can see is ciss systems out of china

what sort of res are you looking for, A2, A3 or A4 page size ?


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Just A4 - but if there was a printer that did A3 I'd take a look. Not bothered if the printer is an old model and quite prepared to purchase second hand providing it is a decent quality.

The HP1100 we had was designated as for 'business use' and seemed more robust than the usual £30-50 stuff you see in the supermarkets these days but equally I don't want or need a 'too new' model that has rare cartridges, can't take a CIS or is less well known.

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