• After a fair bit of work I’ve been able to examine a copy of the official reset utility from Epson that has only been available in the USA and Canada.

    For reasons best known to the corporate moguls on this side of the Atlantic, the utility has not been provided in Europe or elsewhere in the world and as such the printers that this utility works with is limited to those with North American model numbers. The good news is that there are some commonalities such as the Stylus Photo 1400, or the RX700 but those with a D, DX model printer will be out of luck for now.

    The models supported are:

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  • After a bit of work and some digging I’ve been able to add the waste ink kit installation instructions for the RX420. Along the way I’ve also been able to identify a number of other printers that use the same case design and waste tube pathway.

    This guide now covers installation for these models:
    – RX420, RX425, RX430
    – CX3500, CX3600 CX3650 CX4500, CX4600

    It’s likely that there are a number of DX printers that will also use the same approach but as yet I can’t confirm or deny.

  • A new set of instructions have been provided for installing an external waste ink tank to the Epson Stylus Pro 2100/2200 printer models.

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  • Epson, General 14.02.2009 No Comments

    Introducing you to the world of waste ink the way most people find it…

    The hard way!

    There you are, your assignment needs to be in tomorrow and now, 3 days, 6 hours and 5 gallons of coffee later, you’re finally ready to get this thing on paper. You hit print and wait as your trusty printer clicks and whirs into life as you start to relax, knowing you’re all done…

    … but wait, what’s this? Service required? – parts inside your printer have reached the end of their service life?

    Usually the screams of despair don’t die out for a good few minutes but when they do, the reality sinks in, that no matter what you do, your printer won’t be printing for a while.


  • General 05.02.2009 No Comments

    When you tackle a problem like waste ink and, more importantly, the wasted printers that follows hot on its heels, you have to start somewhere.

    Until recently that somewhere has been on a forum at Continuousink.info and also on various other forums like nifty-stuff, fixya, various yahoo groups and more besides. All excellent places to learn, share and develop resources, but we’ve now reached the point where distillation of some core topics into an article based format would be more effective.

    So, with a suitable domain name, some time and a bit of effort I’m starting to translate some of the resources on recovering your “Service Required” inkjet and getting it back into use, instead of into the bin.