Epson printers are globally regarded as one of the most efficient printing devices. It is easier to understand that and much like the ink pens we use on a regular basis the ink printers require ink to print any document. However, it is noted that in case of low ink in the cartridge, which suspends the printing process, it is advised to immediately replace the low ink cartridge with a new cartridge . Changing cartridges is an ideal solution but it is quite possible that you don’t have a new cartridge which makes you wonder if you can still make your printer to print, the answer is a YES. This is exactly what it meansto bypass the ink cartridge on an Epson printer. It is important to note that once your ink cartridge is on the brink of getting empty there is no way to get around that but to buy a new cartridge. Now let’s look at the different ways to bypass Ink cartridge on Epson printer
How To Bypass Ink Cartridge message on Epson Printer;
Different ways to bypass ink cartridges messages for your printer are as following –
- Windows & Mac devices- If you are wondering how to bypass Ink cartridge message on your windows or mac device kindly follow the steps below
Windows- Once you’re done refilling your cartridge kindly follow the mentioned steps-
- Install the refilled print cartridge in the printer. Select the “Start” or Windows button from the taskbar.
- From the menu select the “Control panel” option. Click on the “Printers” or “Printers and Faxes” option in the new window that just appeared..
- Now, simply right click on the printer’s icon in the new window, from the new dialog box click “Preferences” .
- Now form the new window select the “Maintenance” tab then click the “Speed and Progress” button. Select the box next to “Disable Epson Ink Status Monitor” and confirm it by the check mark.
- Select the “OK” button twice to close the recently popped up windows. The “out of ink” error message has now been taken care of.
Mac- Once your done refilling your cartridge kindly follow the mentioned steps –
- Install the refilled ink cartridge in the printer. Open any document, then click “File” and then click “Print.” You can also press the “Command” and “P” keys together.
- From the new window that pops up, select the Epson printer by going in the menu. Click on” Copies and Pages”.
- Select”Disable Epson Ink Status Monitor” and then click on the button next to it. Click on the “Save As…” button.
- In the typing space give a name for the settings, such as “New Settings.” Click “Save” to finalise turning off the out of ink message.
Now you have successfully turned off the out of ink message on your mac device
2. Opening the Printer’s Lid
You can bypass the cartridge by opening the lid when the empty ink cartridge’s ink holder shifts in its position. It is to be noted that this method works with those Epson printer models that don’t have a microchip. It’s the microchip itself that gives an error message to the printer when it has low ink, which results in hindrance in your printing jobs.Follow the steps below to overcome the error message.
- Carefully open the printer’s cover and hit the ink button (colour/ black any)
- Wait for the ink holder to go back to its earlier position, once there you must carefully open the empty cartridge’s ink.
- Close the lid.
- Lastly, assemble the printer cover and try printing a test document.
3. Shifting the Cartridge of the Printer
Switch on your printer and follow the mentioned steps-
- Once the printer is on, remove its cover.
- Wait for some time till the cartridge retains its original position.
- One by one take out all the printer cartridges by lifting them out.
- Turn off your printer and wait till the device fully shuts down.
- Unplug your printer, wait for a while so the memory of the printer will be reset.
- Next, shake all the cartridges for some time which will evenly redistribute the ink inside them.
- Finally put the cartridges in your printer kindly keep note of the original position and put them back in the exact same order as you removed them. Lastly, connect the printer to its power source.
4. Reset Your Ink Cartridge- Start by removing the cartridge from your printer. Now, follow the steps below-
- Once the cartridges are removed,look for the copper contacts at the end of the cartridge.
- With the help of a paperclip, hit the ‘Reset‘ button using its end.
- Do the above step for every cartridge, put the cartridge in their respective slot.
- Now, you can begin printing.