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    Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I'm trying to get a set of Epson 3880 cartridge chips to use with a piezography setup. Short of cannibalising my existing carts which are still quite full, I haven't found a supplier. Does anyone know where I might get a set?
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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I would have thought that Jon Cone's Inkjetmall.com would have them readily available...

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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    The 3880 refillable carts need a genuine Epson chip to sit under the resetter. IJM doesn't have those anymore which is why I'm asking here.
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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    Well that sucks.

    Might have better luck asking others on the Inkjetmall users forum / tech support

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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I did and they don't have them any more. It's a BYO chip job. On the smaller carts, it's not necessary but the 3800/3880 work that way. You take the Epson chip and put it under the resetter.
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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I don't know if you already belong to the QTR group on Yahoo groups----I just saw someone else post searching for 3880 chips as well. You might want to add your name to the fray if someone else finds either a supplier or an alternate solution.

    38** series is popular and I would think Jon Cone is working on an alternative with my chinese cousins... The chips on the 79/99** cartridges are fantastic (Cone used a chinese supplier) and a HUGE improvement over the stick and paste solution on the 9800 I converted.

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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    That was me Ken. I also posted on LuLa and the Epson Wide Format group.
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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I bought a set from Cone when they still had them. 3880 printers are so common one would think some photographers would have a set of empties they haven't thrown out. Have you searched online for photo clubs you might poll?

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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    I just checked eBay for kicks and see a couple ads for empty cartridges, might be worth a look.
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    Re: Epson chips for 3880 carts

    Lynn, i'm under control, thanks. A few generous people have helped out.

    Don, I've been all over Ebay. I can get all the carts I want, but not chips. Buying carts on Ebay is a lottery. I would only buy from Inkjetmall. They stand by their product.
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