Waste Ink Tank Chip (Maintenance Tank Chip ) for Epson 4800/4880 based Garment Printers (DTG Viper, Neoflex, Melco G2, FreeJet, etc)
During the Head Cleaning process your Garment Printer forces ink through the print head. This excess ink goes into a holding bottle called the Waste Ink Canister /Bottle, accessible through the door on the right front side of the Panel. In the standard Epson Stylus Pro 4880, this excess ink is passed into a holding tank called the Maintenance Tank. This tank has an ink counting chip, similar to that found on the ink cartridges. In this case, however, the Maintenance Tank chip will create an error when it is full, or near full.
This function is embedded in the firmware of the printer and as such is a function which carries over to the Garment Printer. The front end of the Epson Maintenance Tank, complete with the ink count chip, is located usually at the rear of the Garment Printer, beneath the RHS Cartridge bay.
As with the ink count chip on the Cartridges, the Chip Resetter can be used to reset the Maintenance Tank ink count chip.
The is a replacement Waste Ink chip for your old Maintenance Tank