There are two options for dealing with the waste ink error (Service required) on the PX/TX and Artisan 700 to 800 series of printers. Install an external waste ink kit Remove and replace the waste ink pads The video resources linked/shown below demonstrate both of these approaches. You should choose ONE option. Either fit a […]
Category: Waste Pads
Background information on why waste pads exists, what they do and the errors relating to them.
Remaining capacity of Maintenance box :: Is it full or empty?
Epson maintenance boxes are waste ink pad holders with a chip that end-users (ie: you) can take out and replace as/when you need to. However, the status monitor (which shows you how full or empty these boxes are) can be confusing and counter-intuitive so here’s a quick guide to make it clear. The higher/greater the […]
Waste Ink Pads/Kit Installation Guides for XP-900, 950 and 960
The XP-900, XP-950 and XP-960 printers are supported by our Printer Potty (external waste ink kit) and Printer Pad products with instructions on how to install each provided in the guides linked below. XP4 Printer Pad Instructions XP4 Printer Potty (external waste ink kit) installation instructions Printer Pads (XP4) The XP4 Printer Pad set is […]
Printer Pad replacement (LX1)
The LX1 Printer Pad set covers two different types of printer design so we’ve created two video installation guides which covers: How to replace the waste ink pads in one of the following porous pad assemblies (pad holders) Special circumstances when installing on a CIS equipped printer Alternative approaches on removing and replacing the pad […]
An Introduction to Waste Ink
The Error The most common error message that customers receive is “Parts” or “Waste pads” “inside the printer have reached the end of their Service Life“. You are then directed to read your manual which, unfortunately, doesn’t tell you anything. Worse still, Epson first line support are renowned for recommending disposal of printers with this […]
XP2 PrinterPad vs’ OEM vs’ Printer Potty?
If you have an Epson printer between the XP-500 and XP-860* then your printer contains waste ink pads known as a Porous Pad Assembly which can be replaced using one of the official part references: 1611102 1610132 1612118 Each of these has a plastic part which holds the pads and if you know where to […]