Last Updated on September 6, 2022 by Rashid Hassan
No two Epson printer models are precisely alike, like with all manufacturers. This indicates that each has a marginally unique installation process. The most recent Epson printer models use four cartridges, as opposed to the older ones’ two. This article will explain how to change the ink on printers that use four cartridges. Let’s first review the foundations of Epson installation.
- 1 Simple Procedures for Replacing an Epson Cartridge
- 2 Changing Epson T288 / T288XL Non-OEM (Remanufactured) Cartridges
- 3 Cartridge Replacement for Epson Workforce Printers
- 4 Related Amazon Products
Simple Procedures for Replacing an Epson Cartridge
Printing of both papers and photos is possible with the Epson 288 ink cartridge. Printing text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, business photos, and web pages at home or in a small office on plain paper is excellent. You may learn how to Epson 288 ink Refill cartridge by following the steps listed below.
Arrange your new cartridges according to order
Make sure to note the model number and cartridge for your Epson printer. Once carefully removing the replacement cartridge from its packaging after you’ve bought it, you’ll discover four cartridges: three colored and one black.
Each cartridge should be placed on a piece of paper (to prevent leaks), then arranged in the order they will be installed in your Epson printer.
Take out the outdated cartridge from your Epson printer.
Lift the printer lid to reveal the cartridge carriage after making sure your printer is turned on. To view the cartridges, carefully pull back the cartridge cover on its hinges. Please be aware that a multicolored strip frequently covers the cartridge carriage.
By pressing your index finger on each edge (one at a time) and tugging them up until they are released, you can remove each individual cartridge one at a time from left to right. Please be sure you dispose of the cartridges properly, and find out whether there are any nearby cartridge recycling facilities.
Put your fresh cartridge into the printer
We strongly recommended that you read your printer’s manual for detailed installation instructions before continuing because it can be quite expensive to install a cartridge improperly.
Remove the yellow tape covering each area to reveal the ink nozzles prior to fitting your new cartridges. Next, insert each section into the cartridge carriage according to the step two’s instructions (if in doubt, use the multicoloured strip above the carriage as a guide). Place each one face up into the appropriate slot, then gently press down until it clicks into place. Close the cartridge cover and firmly shut the printer after each one has been placed into the cartridge carriage.
Test your Epson cartridge
It’s time to do that crucial print test after you’ve successfully installed your ink cartridges to make sure everything is operating as it should. You can quickly determine whether the ink is printing properly by turning on your desktop, opening a document, pressing print, and then checking the results. Please take note that you should read your Epson printer handbook for instructions on how to realign the printer heads if the ink comes out streaky or smudgy.
The installation instructions for two well-known Epson printer models will be the focus of this section now that the basics of changing an Epson printer cartridge have been covered, highlighting the differences between each model’s cartridge replacement procedure.
Changing Epson T288 / T288XL Non-OEM (Remanufactured) Cartridges
Try the following procedures to fix the problem if your Epson XP-430 is having trouble recognizing an aftermarket Epson 288 alternative cartridge. These directions can also be used to install remanufactured Epson 200 (and 200XL) cartridges.
- Use a Q-tip or lint-free cloth to gently clean the gold and green contact chip. Occasionally, residue on the contact can result in a mechanical mistake. Although a compatible chip will have a slightly different appearance from a genuine chip, functioning will not be affected.
- Attempt to reset the printer. To accomplish this, carefully remove the printer’s cartridges, turn it off, and unplug the power cord for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Reconnect the printer’s power, turn it back on, and put the cartridges back in.
Similar to the Epson originals, the compatibility chip in our remanufactured ink cartridges will precisely assess ink levels.
Cartridge Replacement for Epson Workforce Printers
The cartridges used by Epson Workforce printers are normal, high yield, and in rare cases, extra high yield. Due to the fact that they receive more prints out of it, most users tend to choose higher yield cartridges than cartridges with conventional yields. To change an ink cartridge on a WorkForce printer, follow these steps. When changing Epson cartridges, adhere to the same procedure.
- Your printer’s LCD screen will display a notice if your ink is getting low. You ought to be able to choose Replace Now from the screen if that notice does show. Press the Setup (wrench) button and choose Maintenance to replace the cartridges before you receive that notice.
- Then select OK after clicking to the right to highlight Maintenance. Once you see the choice for Ink Cartridge Replacement, click the right arrow and select OK.
- The scanner’s four ink cartridges will be visible if you raise the entire device, not just the scanner lid. To change a cartridge, squeeze its tab end and draw it up while opening the cartridge cover.
- Squeeze the tab on the end of the cartridge you want to remove and pull upwards to remove each cartridge section. Please remember to take note of how the colors are oriented in the printer before moving any of the ink cartridges. The Epson Workforce 545 comes in the following colors: black, yellow, magenta, and cyan.
- Shake the fresh cartridge a few times to get the ink flowing before removing it from the sealed package. The vent hole can be seen by gently removing the yellow tab on the cartridge’s end from its packing.
- Apply some pressure as you press the tab into the corresponding color slot to ensure that it slots in (the tab end should go back towards the printer). Please be aware that handling the green and gold contact chip on a brand-new genuine ink cartridge when replacing it could result in damage.
- Lower the scanner unit after closing the cartridge cover until it snaps into place. The ink will start to charge in the printer, which typically takes two to three minutes. When charging is finished, you may start printing!
As the same concepts apply, please refer to the parts covered in our Epson Expression XP-430 for advice on how to clean and maintain Epson Workforce printer cartridges. If you have any further pressing queries regarding printers, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We really hope you found our in-depth guide about changing an Epson printer cartridge to be helpful. Keep a watch out for part four of our series on installing printers, which will cover replacing Canon cartridges.