Smart Cartridge Filling and Priming Instructions.
Pre Priming and Filling:
Remove the yellow tape or if you have 2 rubber plugs remove the vent plug from the cartridge vent hole. If you are unsure which is the vent plug simply remove both plugs and insert a toothpick into both holes to establish hole depth. The shallow hole is the vent hole. Reinstall the fill hole plug, leave the vent hole exposed and never insert the vent plugs except to store the cartridges after removing from the printer. The vent hole is always the hole closest to the end of the cartridge.
Place the blunt nose needle on the end of the syringe and fill the syringe until full. Remove the rubber plug from the cartridge and insert the blunt nose needle into the fill hole and fill the cartridge. You might have to refill the syringe a second time and top off the rest of the cartridge until full. Place the rubber plug back into the fill hole. You MUST have the rubber plug in the fill hole in order for the cartridge to work correctly. To place the rubber plug into the hole, apply downward pressure and rotate back and forth. NEVER plug the vent hole.
To prime the cartridge, insert the syringe without the blunt stainless needle by forcing the plastic syringe tip through the clear membrane on the exit port on the bottom of the cartridge. Tilt the syringe just slightly in any direction and pull back 1/2 cc. worth of ink into the syringe. You MUST prime the cartridges in order for them to work. Filling is only ever done from the top through the fill hole.
Never attempted to use a mixed set of cartridges. You can only use a complete set of refillable cartridges or a complete set of Epson cartridges. Mixing cartridges can damage the micro chips memory.
Install the cartridge into the printer. It is important that you always wait about 30 minutes after installing the cartridge to allow any air to dissipate out of the print head before you do your first nozzle check. If it is not perfect after the first check then do 1 cleaning cycle, wait 15 minutes and do another nozzle test.
If you cannot attain a perfect nozzle check, please contact us so we can assist you to get the cartridges functional. PLEASE do not run a series of cleaning cycles to attempt to get the printer to work. This will only waste good ink and accomplishes nothing. Please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
If the cartridge begins to drip from the exit port, the cartridge drains itself in the printer, you get ink droplets on the page or the cartridge simply will not print, you have misaligned the rubber port in the bottom of the cartridge. Insert the plastic end of the syringe into the exit port of the cartridge and tilt to one side and pull out the rubber septum from the bottom of the cartridge. Do not scrape the clear plastic membrane off the cartridge. Be sure the cartridge is upside down when doing this so that the spring and check valve do not fall out of the cartridge. Once the rubber is removed simply clean with a paper towel and reinsert. Use one of the other cartridges as an example of what it should look like.
In order to get the print head to move to the left so that you can remove the Epson cartridges and put in the refillable cartridges into the cartridge bay go to the Task Bar on the lower right side of the screen and click on your Printer Properties, go to the Maintenance Tab and then click on ink cartridge replacement. If you do not use this method to change out the cartridges the printer will not recognize the chips on the refill cartridges.
Do not touch the micro chip on the cartridge. If you get a red light error on the printer, remove the cartridge, wipe the chip down with a lint free cloth using Isopropyl Alcohol.
The “Auto Reset Chip” chip will always reset the ink levels to indicate that the cartridge is full. You must therefore monitor the ink level and refill as needed. The cartridge can be refilled without removal. Do not overfill the cartridge. Always inject the ink very slowly so that you do not create foaming of the ink.
Because these are not OEM Epson cartridges, the consumer takes full responsibility for the use of these cartridges. Any use or misuse of these cartridges resulting in damage to your printer, loss in inks, or lost revenue from a non-working printer, cannot be held against the seller of the cartridges.