Users of the Epson Pro 3800 and 3880 can now enjoy the performance and cost savings benefits of running the award winning Cave Paint pigment inks by using the new refillable cartridge system from Ink2image. Savings from using the Cave Paint inks run in excess of 70% compared to normal cartridges. The refillable cartridge kits consist of a set of specially developed refill cartridges with bridge chips, nine 8 oz bottles of Cave Paint Elite Enhanced pigment inks, and all necessary filling accessories. Refilling is quick and easy, and is simply a matter of injecting ink through the cartridge fill hole using the included syringes. The refillable cartridges require the use of the ink monitor chips from an original set of used Epson cartridges in order for the ink monitoring firmware on the printer to work correctly. Removal of the chips from the original cartridges is also simple (full instructions included), and these are held in place on the Ink2image cartridges by a novel, clip in bridge chip design for reliable operation. No separate chip resetter is required with the 3800 and 3880 as the cartridge chips reset to full automatically.
The Cave Paint Elite Enhanced pigment inks supplied with the kits are color matched respectively to the original Epson Ultrachrome K3 and K3 Vivid inks so existing color settings and profiles can be used. The Elite Enhanced inks also feature the same archival life, low bronzing, and clog free performance as the original inks. The Ink2image refillable cartridge system is also a truly green option for inkjet printing and has dramatically less impact on the environment when compared to normal throw away cartridges. Not only does the system use over 60% less plastic during manufacture when compared to normal cartridges (it takes around three quarts of oil to make one cartridge), but also the use of the system significantly reduces the number of cartridges to be disposed of. It is currently estimated that approx. 400 million inkjet cartridges per year end up in land fill sites in the USA alone. A 3800 refillable cartridge system user who refilled their cartridges ten times would reduce the amount of plastic to be thrown away by 85% when compared to disposable cartridges. Options for the 3800 and 3880 include kits that include a complete set of refillable cartridges and inks, as well as individual refillable cartridges bundled with an 8 oz bottle of ink for customers who want to change to the refillable cartridges one at a time. The combination of the ink2image refillable cartridges and Cave Paint Elite Enhanced inks turns the Epson Pro 3800 and 3880 into easy to use, reliable, environmentally friendly, and cost effective printing workhorses.
All prices are in USD.