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Refill Instructions
Epson SO20025 Cartridge

Updated May 13, 1999

Many different older Epson Stylus 400, 800, 800+, 1000 Series Printers


The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal sponge.


Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.

Step 2) Put the cartridge in front of you. Turn the cartridge so that the label is up and the ink exit is down. Place the end where the ink exits closest to you. The word "Epson" should be at top left with the Epson triangle pointed upward away from you.

Step 3) Drill a hole to the right of the Triangle about 25 percent of the way from the right hand side. This hole should be drilled with a #55 or a 1/16th inch (1.5mm) drill bit.

Step 4) Inject the cartridge with about 15 ml of ink (about 1/2 of a syringe bottle.

Inject S-L-O-W-L-Y to fill the entire cartridge. Be sure to remove and re-insert the needle a few times to expose the entire sponge to the ink.

Step 5) Cover the hole with a piece of electrical tape.

Step 6) Set above a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Expect a few drips -- they are necessary. Cover all holes during storage to prevent leaks and evaporation. If excessive leaking occurs, the fill hole may not be properly sealed, or the cartridge may be overfilled.

Don't let the paper towel touch the cartridge directly during this step, or the paper towel will draw the ink out of the cartridge.

To Clean the Printhead

  1. Only clean the printhead if you get poor print quality or no print.
  2. Be sure that you don't have an air bubble problem.
    • If cleaning the printhead causes the situation to get worse rather than improve, you probably have an air bubble problem.
    • If you have an air bubble problem, you need to re-inject some ink very deep into the cartridge.
  3. Follow the directions in the printer manual to run the cleaning routine.

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

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