Just opened a new roll of fine art paper to run the first art nude prints for the day and heard a nasty sounding click as I placed the spindle onto the roll holder of the wide format printer. The click was a little plastic tab that holds the roll holder on the back of the printer and as it snapped off, luck of the day catapulted the tiny bit of plastic into the works of the machine.....
6 hours later.
Well, at long last the plastic tab that snapped off has now been retrieved and removed from the impossible to get at part of the printer and Epson has an order for a new $1200 roll holder. Amazingly the part is a none repairable / replaceable part, I'm quite sure it was designed to break but so be it, all part the fun (cost) of printing fine art.
I'll be attacking it later to see if I can modify it to keep as a spare for when the replacement part does exactly the same thing in time. It amazes me how a week after w/tee runs out, the issues begin. It's almost as if things were designed to fall to pieces intentionally, nah, that would never happen!