BN-20 ink cartridges

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Re: BN-20 ink cartridges

Post by weevee » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes, I have a support set-up beneath mine. (..it's a big saving being able to use the 440ml CMYK inks, and it's a pity the same can't be said of the metallic. As a 'hobbyist' - who's not VAT Registered - I'm paying, in total, over £1 GBP/ml for metallic ink!)

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Re: BN-20 ink cartridges

Post by PlusmerchCol » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:33 pm

After speaking to Roland support on the phone they said that use of 440 cartridges would invalidate the warranty if something were to go wrong. That's any fault that might not be related to ink cartridges. If you are opperating without warranty, give it a go.
The BN 20 is a great entry level machine though ink price and the waste tank are a hindrance. I will be looking to upgrade as soon as I can afford to.

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Re: BN-20 ink cartridges

Post by PhillyDee » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:51 pm

There is a waste ink hack on here using cellulose pads ;)
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Re: BN-20 ink cartridges

Post by mrtn » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:59 pm

Someone suggested a toilet paper roll with the core removed will do fine.

Hacks aside, the 440 cc cartridge issue is the lack of support under the overhang which may cause tube needles to break when you bend the cartridges for one reason ort another. You'll be fine if you fabricate something under the cartridges to support them.
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