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Refillable Epson Ink Cartridges with TWICE the Ink from CCS-Digital.com

refillable Epson ink cartridges refillable T676 cartridges These refillable Epson ink cartridges save you money and time while reducing problems.

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The biggest complaints about Epson ink cartridges are the cost, the small amount of ink they hold, the fact that Epson printers often report the ink cartridge as empty when there is still ink remaining and the problems which arise when the Epson printer no longer recognizes the ink cartridge. (See How Much Ink Is Left In That Dead Cartridge? This clever design solves all of these.

refill epson ink A key factor in the cost is the chip which must be attached to all Epson ink cartridges. The Epson printer communicates with the chip and counts each page printed. However, some pages take more ink than others. The Epson printer doesn't really know how much ink is used so it estimates. Since it could damage your Epson printer to run without ink in an ink cartridge, it errs on the side of caution and reports an empty ink cartridge when there is often ink in it. When it decides there is no more ink, it sends a signal telling the chip the ink cartridge is empty. On older Epson ink cartridges there was a way to reset them with a chip resetter. On newer Epson ink cartridges, like the Epson T069, Epson T078, Epson T079, Epson T098, Epson T125, Epson T126 and Epson T676, the chips "self-destruct" and can't be reset. You have to buy another ink cartridge and waste money on another chip.

refill epson inkThe refillable Epson ink cartridge contains a chip which automatically resets to full. When the ink cartridge is low, you refill it from the appropriate ink bottle (photo at upper right), pop it back in the Epson printer and you're good to go. You pay just for the ink. There is no need to pay for another chip. See the comparison chart at the bottom. You start saving money with your first set and the savings mount up.

Next, while Epson ink cartridges hold about 7 ml of ink*, and our Epson compatibles hold about 15, our refillable Epson ink cartridges hold about 20 ml and the refill ink bottles hold 30 - 100 ml. This is about 400% more ink than Epson ink cartridges and almost double the ink of our Epson compatibles! Our T676 refillables hold a whopping 100ml each, which is 50% more black and 200% more color ink than Epson! And while regular Epson ink cartridges often report empty when there is still 10-15% of the ink left, (we saw an Epson CX8400 with a brand new genuine cyan Epson ink cartridge report that it was empty after printing a single 4 x 6 photo) our chips reset, so you get full use of almost every last drop.

All chips (including genuine Epson) can be damaged by a stray surge or static during the manufacturing or shipping process. We have seen Epson printers reject genuine Epson ink cartridges. (Two customers even reported their Epson R280 printers work with our Epson ink cartridges but not with genuine Epson ink cartridges!) It can be very annoying when you pop in a new Epson ink cartridge and the printer won't recognize it. Or you just changed it yesterday and today the printer is complaining about it or saying it's out of ink. Since most Epson printers won't work unless there is ink in every ink cartridge (even if you are only printing in black), one bad chip can ruin your day. But with these refillable Epson ink cartridges, you are using the same chip each time. The only thing you are changing is the ink. So you already know the chip has been recognized by the printer.

Important: While on the subject of chip damage, we would be remiss not to point out that even reusable chips do not last forever. They can be damaged by spilled ink, being touched directly, stray voltage from the printer and the friction of being removed and inserted repeatedly. We highly recommend getting a backup set and offer discounts on backup sets. If you only buy one set, consider getting another after a number of months so it doesn't become an emergency when one of the chips is no longer recognized. For some of our cartridges we offer spare chips.

Additional bonus for those who own two or more Epson printers. The refill bottles are the same for Epson T060, Epson T048, Epson T069, Epson T078, Epson T079, Epson T098, Epson T125, Epson T126 and Epson T127. This means that if you run out of T069 black, cyan, magenta or yellow ink but have a T098 refill bottle in that color, you can use it in place of the T069. If you are using the standard one-piece Epson ink cartridges, you can not substitute. If you run out of any color, you can't print until you replace that specific Epson ink cartridge and it must be with an identical Epson ink cartridge.

How does this system get around the dangers of refilling which we warn about in our article on refills? Simple. 1) Unlike regular Epson cartridges where the chip self-destructs, these chips are designed to reset to full. 2) You don't mess around with hypodermic needles. You use the convenient ink dispensers. Each 30 ml ink bottle is enough to top off an ink cartridge two to three times. (Refill the ink cartridge when it drops below half empty. Do not wait until it is completely empty.) We also have 100 ml ink bottles which can be used to top off the cartridges about 8-10 times. 3) While regular ink bottles can spill and break, these dispensers are virtually spillproof and unbreakable. 4) While clots start forming in regular ink bottles from the first time you open them - clots which can get into your Epson printer and destroy it - these ink bottles minimize the air contamination with their tiny openings.

So that's the story. Inexpensive Epson ink cartridges which hold more ink and use the same chip already recognized by your printer - easier on your wallet and your sanity, not to mention the environment.

Compare refillable Epson ink cartridges to a continuous ink system

Epson printers using Epson T069 ink cartridges need four full ink cartridges - black and three colors, with a few exceptions such as the Epson C120, Epson Workforce 30 and Epson Workforce 310 printers which need 5 because they hold two of the same black ink cartridges at once. Epson printers using Epson T125, Epson T126 or Epson T127 ink cartridges need 4 cartridges with the exception of the Epson Workforce 520 which hold two of the same black. Epson printers using the Epson T048, Epson T078, Epson T079 or Epson T098 ink cartridges need 6 ink cartridges - black and 5 colors. So switch to the refillable Epson cartridge system and start saving significantly on Epson ink.

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Reusable Epson cartridges vs refillable Epson ink cartridges: a comparison

full cost comparison of genuine Epson ink cartridges vs compatible epson ink cartridges, reusable epson ink cartridges and refillable epson ink cartridges.

Video showing how to refill our refillable Epson cartridges:

Refilling Genuine Epson Ink Cartridges - Not A Good Option

Genuine Epson cartridges are deliberately designed not to be refilled. They contain a chip which counts how many pages were printed. When the printer thinks the cartridge is empty, it sets the chip to empty. Simply putting more ink in the cartridge will not solve this.

The chip also has to be reprogrammed to a full state. Newer chips are deliberately designed not to allow reprogramming, therefore this procedure often fails. I have seen numerous complaints on the net of people who bought refilled cartridges only to have the printer report that they were empty immediately upon insertion.

For more information click here: Refilling Epson Cartridges - Hazardous To Your Printer

Instead of refilling Epson cartridges, use our Refillable Epson Ink Cartridges. They cost far less and hold almost three times the ink. Click here for a list of Inexpensive Epson Ink Cartridges.

* see http://freedomtoprint.com/2009/03/16/review-epson-t068-t069-t088-split-open/ where Epson ink cartridges were opened to reveal how little ink is inside.