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Epson Ink Cartridge Refilling Method

Mar 10 , 2020

Epson's manual states that once the cartridge is removed, it cannot be used again. This is due to the special structure of the ink cartridge. If the ink cartridge is removed halfway, it will cause air to enter the nozzle pipe, which will cause disconnection during printing. Moreover, the disconnection at this time requires several cleanings before the air can be drawn out, so in order to prevent this from happening and the user will not deal with it, Epson warns the user that the ink cartridge cannot be used after removal, so as not to remove the ink cartridge at will. However, Epson's ink cartridges require more skill in refilling than other brands of ink cartridges. This is determined by various factors such as the nozzle structure, the structure of the ink cartridge, and the cleaning method of the print head. The Epson inkjet printer print head is designed as a split head print cartridge structure, and only a stainless steel ultra-fine filter is installed on the ink outlet of the ink cartridge. No filter is installed on the print head. Most of the faults are caused by changing the ink cartridges and the printers that are used more frequently.


If you choose Bulk Ink Cartridge For Epson Surecolor for filling, be sure to save the empty ink cartridges and seal the ink outlet with tape as soon as possible after removing it from the machine to prevent dust from entering. When selecting inks, you must choose inks with reliable physical and chemical properties, such as using carbon zero technology raw material inks (see explanation), and try to avoid mixing different brands. Epson printer's print head will bring in air when changing ink cartridges, and it will also bring in air if the ink is filled improperly. Therefore, when refilling ink, fill it slowly to allow the ink to sink to the bottom of the ink cartridge, and do not leave air on the bottom of the ink cartridge.


Bulk Ink Cartridge For Epson Surecolor


Bulk Ink Cartridge For Epson Surecolor


Taking Expression Home XP-240 Ink jet Printer as an example, the specific method is: use the supplied rubber plug to block the ink outlet, or use a transparent tape to seal the ink outlet (first wipe the residual ink on the original paper , Be sure to seal), lift off the sealing paper on the ink cartridge, you can see that there are two holes in the ink chamber of each color (the black ink cartridge has 2 holes), and there are small grooves leading to the vent holes, and the other One is an ink injection hole. The ink injection holes of individual ink cartridges are plugged with rubber plugs. Both holes can be filled with ink. The amount of ink to be added should not exceed the capacity of the sponge. After the ink is added, paste the paper back. Be careful not to completely seal the ventilation grooves, and take care to eliminate the air bubbles in the sponge at the bottom. After standing for 10 minutes, seal the ink hole with a rubber strip and put the ink cartridge directly back into the printer; if seal the ink hole with a plug, remove the plug, there will be ink leakage, wipe it off with a paper towel, and quickly put it back into the printer. The ink injection must be gentle, so that the ink sinks to the bottom, and the air is left at the bottom too quickly, which will cause the disconnection during printing.


The specific steps for refilling are as follows:

(1) In order to ensure the quality of refilling, please add the ink as soon as possible after the ink cartridge is used up, so as not to leave it for a long time and the ink cartridge will become dry and blocked.

(2) When selecting inks, you must choose inks with reliable physical and chemical properties. For example, use carbon zero technology raw inks, and try to avoid mixing between different brand inks.

(3) After removing the ink cartridge from the printer, seal the ink outlet with adhesive paper to prevent the ink from flowing out from the ink outlet when refilling.

(4) Remove the sticker on the top of the ink cartridge to expose the ink filling hole.

(5) Insert the pin of the ink bottle into the ink filling hole of the ink cartridge, and slowly fill the ink. The ink storage chamber of the ink cartridge is divided into two parts: the front is an empty ink storage chamber, and the rear part has an ink filling hole. It is not possible to inject all the excess ink (because the ink cannot flow into the ink-storage chamber without sponge), it is generally appropriate to add ink 6-7, and the remaining ink can be added next time.

(6) After filling up with ink, dry the remaining ink around the overflow hole with toilet paper and stick it back to the sticker.

(7) Hold the ink cartridge, press one end of the ink cartridge, and shake it vigorously. Since some gas may be sealed at the bottom of the sponge and cannot be exhausted when injecting ink into the sponge storage chamber, it may not be printed without shaking.

(8) Remove the adhesive tape from the ink outlet, insert the ink cartridge into the printer, and print a test page. If there is a disconnection, clean the printer several times.


The above is the refilling method of Epson ink cartridges introduced by the Resistant Sublimation Ink Supplier.