Short version: If you have an Epson inkjet printer that is equipped with a maintenance box but you now find your printer has a “Service required” error that isn’t fixed by replacing the maintenance box, then it’s likely your printers platen waste ink pad counter is now “full”. This counter may be resettable using the […]
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Reset waste ink counter: R300 – no reset key needed
The Epson Stylus Photo R300 was one of the last printer models that allowed you to reset the waste ink counter directly via the button panel on the printer but somehow we forgot to share it here. So, it’s late but here’s the process for resetting the waste ink counter on an R300 model printer, […]
Waste Ink Counter: What is it?
What is a “Waste Ink Counter” A waste ink counter resides in the printers firmware (non-volatile memory) and consists of an ambiguous value that the printer will increment over time with each operation that generates waste ink. What causes a waste ink related error? Each printer will have a pre-determined limit or trigger value that […]
IPR Tool Limitations (Epson America)
Some years ago Epson America released a tool usually with the prefix IPR (for: Ink Pad Reset) that could reset the waste ink counter on a number of Epson printers released primarily in North America. The reasons for the release of this tool were almost certainly in relation to a class legal action although the […]