Above picture shows the typically complicated internal
construction inside an Epson cartridge.
It states on the resetter that you should reset
a cartridge before it reaches 15% left inside.
If you read below, you will see the reason for
Epson have added a see through "window" on the
underside of their cartridges, we reckon that ink must show here for a
cartridge to get accepted back into the printer.
We have heard of a customer who reset a
different model of Epson cartridge (but one with this window) it did not get
accepted after the reset. He took it out - refilled it and then it got
So I suppose what I am saying is - If you intend
to reset a cartridge - before you do so - look at this window and make sure
that ink shows there
We recommend people who want to refill empties
to refill first and then use the resetter.
I have just taken another look at some of our
newer our compatible cartridges. (Shown below) The latest ones of this
generation of Epsons - with this window - our compatibles previously had the
"Window" just like the Epson Originals do, but now the latest compatibles we
have in stock don't have the window. To me this is great news, as they clearly
work without it and it is just one thing less to go wrong.
We always say to customers to refill compatibles
as they are made more simply. e.g. they don't have the complicated internal
chamber structure that Epson employ, also they don't have the Double Skinning
that Epson often use.
The image above shows two cartridges with the
window and two of the newest ones with no window.