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Rihac – Continuous ink supply systems for inkjet printers

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Rihac make a range of Continuous Ink Supply Systems (CISS) for inkjet printers. CISS isn’t just another method of refilling inkjet cartridges, it’s a high capacity ink supply system that does away with those expensive tiny cartridges. Rihac make a range of systems and you can find ones to fit all the mid to high end printers made by Epson, HP, Canon and Brother. Rihac also claim that their ink is made by the same companies that manufacture ink for the printer companies so the quality is identical. All the different ink formulations are available, including dye inks and they’re all filtered so you won’t damage your printheads.

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Switching over to a CISS is pretty daunting so Rihac have made it as simple as possible with tonnes of information on their website, advice and all the tools you need to get going. It’s all a numbers game so you have to crunch your usage stats and workout what’s best but the cost savings are obvious. For example instead of continually purchasing 10mL ink cartridges for $25 each, you can purchase a complete set of 6 colours for Epson printers, in either 100mL or 1L bottles for AU$84 or AU$495 respectively. Most of the CISS kits cost around AU$140 and that includes a full set of 100mL ink bottles.

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CISS stands for ‘Continuous Ink Supply System’. A CISS is used instead of standard inkjet cartridges. Simply explained the CISS is a self contained unit with its own cartridges fed by tubing from a large ink reservoir which sits beside your printer. The system acts like a giant cartridge by feeding ink to the printer when required and can save up to 95% over the cost of using cartridges.

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9 Comments

  • Buying online also saves you time, effort and your patience. Who wants to queue in a busy store when a couple of clicks of the mouse will have the same effect and save you money to boot?

  • We have fitted a few of our small office printers with this system. It works really well. The result is that we use the printers a lot more – and the larger multifunction laser copiers less. The cost is actually lower that the much larger MFCs too.
    You have to see it to believe it. We are really happy with this system. No need to walk all the way to the MFC when we can cover most of our printing needs with the desktop ink printer.

  • yeah i found the CISS systems to be really great, i found this Australian supplier that others may be intrested in http://continuousinksupplysystem.com.au

  • MIR-AUS continuous ink system
    A continuous ink system (CIS), also known as continuous flow system (CFS), or bulk feed ink system, is a cost-effective replacement for ink-jet printer cartridges. In contrast to conventional cartridges, a CIS/CFS uses very large (about 100ml/color) ink tanks, which are connected with tubes to the printhead nozzles. The tanks can be refilled from an ink bottle or sometimes a syringe. Many CIS systems have been developed to cover most Epson, HP, Canon, and other printers. These bulk feed systems also allow users to use inexpensive aftermarket inkjet inks as well as specialty inks for T-Shirt transfers or Black and White inks for B&W printing. These options have allowed users to produce specialty prints at a fraction of the cost of purchasing special cartridges or using more expensive printing solutions.

    A continuous ink supply system feeds ink cartridges by way of silicone tubing.

    Continuous ink tanks designs vary, most incorporate a constant level, barometric pressure design. Constant level CIS delivers a smooth flow of ink to the cartridges as needed. Front tank is vented to atmosphere, negative air pressure in the back tank delivers ink to the cartridges.
    For more information please see our website:
    http://www.mir-aus.com
    http://continuousinksupplysystem.com.au

  • http://continuousinksupplysystem.com.au has a ciss for Epson t1100

  • Hi, I also have one of the rihac ink systems (www.rihac.com.au) and I can say that I am 110% happy. I have the one for the TX710W from Epson and it is truely the best thing i've bought. Their customer service was really good and even though we are in WA and rihac are in Melbourne we received our order the day after we ordered it. Good stauff and worth a look.

  • I too recently bought a CISS from Rihac for the TX710. I had heard good things about Rihac's support, so I called them first to ask their advice on which printer they recommended, and they said that one. Then I got the unit and hit a small hurdle (need to remove a sensor chip and move it), and again, the staff there were happy to help, and walked me through the process. The unit is great, and you won't get better support than that. There's my 2 cents on the subject.

  • We are a professional ciss maker in china ,we offer all models for epson,hp canon and brother. Our website : http://www.ocbestjet.net

    Please contact me at e-mail [email protected]

    Mr. Mike Zheng ,Mobile : +86-13724526271

  • Hi, we are a professional exporter of printing supplies like CISS, ink & toner cartridge etc. in Xiamen, China. we offer all models for epson,hp canon and brother. We are now on the way to establish our own brand and products, so we stress on Quality, Service and Price.
    We have developed new CISS modeled on Original Epson Cartridge and CISS with dust covers. These new products are very popular with our customers.
    If you have any interest please contact me at [email protected].
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