Reference Guide


How To / Replacing Ink Cartridges

Replacing an Empty Ink Cartridge

Using the printer's control panel
Using the Status Monitor 3

Using the printer's control panel

The printer's indicator lights will inform you when it is time to obtain a replacement ink cartridge and when it is time to replace an empty cartridge.

If you need to replace an ink cartridge when the black and color lights are off, see Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge.

This table describes the status of the lights on your printer and the actions you need to take.



Obtain a replacement black ink cartridge (S020187).

Replace the empty black ink cartridge.

Obtain a replacement color ink cartridge (S020191).

Replace the empty color ink cartridge.

  • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or otherwise handle the cartridges.
  • If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

  • EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties.
  • Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

  • You cannot continue printing with one ink cartridge empty, even if the other cartridge still contains ink. Before printing, replace the empty cartridge.
  • In addition to the ink used during document printing, ink is consumed during the print head cleaning operation and during the self-cleaning cycle which is performed when the printer is turned on.


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