• It never fails to amaze just how little common sense is applied when it comes to the issue of the “Service Required” message on inkjet printers. We know it’s a technical device but ink is a fluid and a very messy one that doesn’t just give up physics because it’s in a printer?…

    The reason we say this is not because anyones IQ has suddenly disappeared into a vacuum, nor has anyones ability to discern the North Star in the middle of a hail storm, disappeared… No? No!… The reason I say this is because a significant proportion of you reading this article believe it is perfectly acceptable to reset a printers waste ink counter and think “Done!”

    But what about the ink?

    Erm… Hello! Resetting a couple of bits of data in a printers memory chip does not remove all the ink Read more…

    Tags: eeprom, ink pad, IPR - Ink Pad Reset, ssc

  • A newer vidcap tutorial/guide is also available

    Epson Adjustment Utilities are notoriously complicated and about as user friendly as the small print for a pre-nup’. Well, let’s be honest they are not intended to be used by untrained end-users but some of the instructions provided with these things have left a LOT to be desired.

    Until now!

    I’ve realised that support requests relating to these utilities are increasing so I’ve finally managed to put together a screencast tutorial to fill the void.

    The new tutorial shows a detailed run through of the whole process including date changing, clearing a few tell tale folders/registry entries, etc… I’ve even included a few “DO NOT!” warnings too…

    Feel free to tweet, email or otherwise spread this link: http://bit.ly/Ko6Dm remembering to credit wasteink.co.uk please!… and if you have any feedback please let me know.. but no comments about the “Erms“, and “Ah’s“… This voice over stuff is not that easy!

    Tags: adjustment, end users, Epson, tutorial, vidcap