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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I'm thinking about getting a cover for my new Epson 3880. I leave it on 24/7. Any issues I should consider? Is this advisable? Any problems with either heat or moisture. I live in San Jose, CA, so humidity is not usually a problem.

Thanks



Apr 17, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I live in the Pacific Northwest and have had mine for over a year. I leave it on all the time and just close the top lid and front when not printing. I would say if you have a fairly clean environment don't worry about it. There really is not a lot of places for dirt to get into.

Allthough the cover does add an element of coolness to it.



Apr 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I have a fairly clean environment, but I'm not a heavy user and a fine dust layer does build up. I just wipe it off, but I wonder if any's getting in, hence my question.

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Apr 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


Controlled humidity is a good thing with Epson printers. A good range is 40%-60%. The cover really won't hurt/help in this regard, but is good for protection. I shut my Epsons off at the end of each work day---covering them up with a large satin sheet, cotton sheet, and back nylon blanket respectively. Nothing fancy here!


Apr 18, 2012 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I have a clean environment but I still have it covered by a Tumi cover.


Apr 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I have a clean environment but I still have it covered by a Tumi cover.


Apr 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I also cover mine with a Tumi cover


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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


i also cover all my printers and have small fountain to help with humidity


Apr 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


I love the Tumi cover for the 3880. It keeps the printer clean and is well worth it. You can hose the cover off if it gets really dirty.

EBH



Apr 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


Steve Beck wrote:
I have a clean environment but I still have it covered by a Tumi cover.


+ 1



Apr 19, 2012 at 01:28 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


Zero issues with leaving the 3880 on with the Tumi cover. Another benefit of the fitted cover: if you have limited space, as I do, the printer now becomes a temporary table for putting stuff on.


Apr 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


A useful improvement would be if there were a clear window around the control panel. I keep thinking about having that done somewhere.

EBH



Apr 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Epson 3880 - to cover or not to cover?


Ditto here, I leave my 3800 powered ON and keep the Tumi cover on it when not printing. I have 4 cats, one of whom seems to think the top of my printer is it's new bed, thus the need for the cover. Doesn't seem to heat up or anything and it keeps the dust down since I live in the middle of a dusty orchard.

Jo



Apr 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM





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