Also applies to similar cartridges from Roland, Mimaki, Mutough, etc.
Epson 3000 SO20118, SO20122, SO20126, SO20130 Cartridges
Epson Color Stylus 3000 Printer
Updated August 19, 1999
The ink in this cartridge is retained in the plastic bag.
For best results, never
leave your Epson printer without an installed cartridge -- even an
empty one -- for more than
an hour or so, because the ink -- the original or our refill ink --
will begin to gel to the consistency of honey, which will require
multiple cleaning routines to clear.
Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you
can tolerate a spill. Wear old clothes. You may wish to wear rubber gloves
if you don't wish to temporarily stain your fingers.
Step 2) Take out the cartridge from the printer.
Step 3) Using a very sharp needle, fill the syringe bottle (30 ml) full with the correct color of
ink and insert through the rubber seal.
DO NOT remove the needle of your syringe if it holds less than 100 ml.
Instead, leave the needle in the cartridge and refill the syringe portion with
additional ink and then continue to inject until you have 100 ml in the cartridge.
(We do not want to make un-necessary holes in the rubber seal).
Step 4) Tilt the cartridge so that the rubber seal is up.
Repeat the procedure for the other colors.
Step 5) Using the needle, suck out the air and any ink foam which has formed.
Step 6) It may be necessary to run the software printhead cleaning
routine a few times to prime the printhead.
If further questions,
check our Frequently Encountered Problems page at:
To Clean Your Sink
The ink is water-soluble. Use plenty of soap and warm water. You may also
need to use Comet or a similar cleaner if the stains persist.
To Clean Your Hands
On hands, the best substance to use is
Ink Be GoneTM, a
specially developed hand cleaner available from ACSI Bulk Inks.
(To place an order, Click Here.)
To Place An Ink Order
You can telephone us at 1-888-728-2465 (USA Tollfree) or 1+740-374-9949. You
can also Order Online
or by other ways including
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