REFILLING EPSON CARTRIDGES
Epson Inkjets cartridges are called "Ink Tanks" meaning they do not have a printhead fitted - All modern - current models are to this design where the printheads are built inside the machine and not easily removed for replacement.
Epsons inkjet cartridges can be classed into three main
Ink Tanks with sponges
Ink Tanks with sponges and a Chip
Ink Tanks with no sponge inside but with a chip
(4) Category three is further
subdivided into 7 Pin and 9 Pin chipped cartridges
If you are filling an unchipped compatible or Epson cartridge you will need to seal the ink outlet holes in the bottom of the cartridge with the tape
For chipped cartridges - If you are filling a compatible cartridge you will need to seal the ink outlet holes in the bottom of the cartridge with the tape. If you are refilling a OEM Epson cartridge this step is not necessary.
If the cartridge is chipped it requires to be reset before refilling to ensure that the chip is OK
"Universal" style inks will not perform well in these cartridges. For good results, use
our specific inks formulated for use in Epson printers.
Be sure that you are wearing old clothes, since the first time you fill the cartridge, you may get some ink on your clothes and hands. You may wish to wear rubber gloves if you don't want to stain your hands. We also don't recommend refilling as a family project -- Inkjet ink is highly concentrated and it's amazing what a three-year-old can do with a small bottle of it!
In categories (1) & (2) above the black and colour cartridges are very simple being little more than sponge-filled plastic containers. The black has a single chamber and the colour cartridge is three-chambered. We will deal with the refilling method for this type first.