Just curious. I bought a used A3 photo printer, an Epson 2100 also known as a 2200 in North America. I see that many places don't have the ink cartridges in stock and if they do they may only have a few of the colors not all. B&H website in the USA have said they only ship those to the USA. Epson's website only list paper and not inks under this model. This is a 15yr old printer. I also picked up a used Epson R2880 and that is now a 10yr old printer, while I can get inks for it now, when do printer ink get discontinued?
Not looking at 3rd party inks or refills b/c I print with photographs. I have a b/w laser for usual stuff :)
Also I took apart the printer and found the ink pads that get soaked up with the ink, why do they make it so hard to get access to them. Couldn't they just provide the customer a opening cover or even just a bottle which they could just empty?