In this section we look closely at the MkII Epson cartridge. There are some differences in the construction and moulding of the casings internally, which affect us. It is paramount that the Plug Valve* is inserted in the correct hole. Pierce the wrong part of the membrane, and the cartridge is ruined.
Professor Promax does not intend this section to be a printer guide, so only the cartridge is referred to, not the printer. The cartridges are grouped in their family units.
As you know, a group of up to eight or more cartridges may be in one family unit, but some of the printers will use all of them, and some only four of them.
If the cartridge you are interested in does not appear to be listed, this might be due to one of the following reasons:
- It is a regionalised cartridge and not available in the region in which Professor Promax has his Labs.
- It is a high volume type which Epson does not make, and is only available in the compatible marketplace.
- It is of a rare low sales volume cartridge which Professor Promax has not been able to obtain a sample of.
- It is new and not yet inspected.
- Professor Promax does not know it exists.
- Professor Promax has overlooked the cartridge. A rare error.
- Professor Promax hasn’t got round to it yet. Most likely reason.
If you have such a cartridge, help Professor Promax to help you: please contact him and let him know. Give as many details about the cartridge as possible, and if you have a sample of the cartridge, he will be very grateful if you send him that too. Sending him a sample cartridge is very important as he may not be able to obtain an example easily or quickly or by any other means.
Your assistance in this area is very important to the remanufacturing community. For it is only co-operation together that ensures our continued share of the aftermarket. If our market share is to grow we need to assist each other.
In the following table, the cartridges are arranged in their family groups, and to assist you, the correct OCP ink references are shown against each cartridge.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A UNIVERSAL INK.
Do not even think about using such a beast. Professor Promax is not going to go into depth on this…just believe him. Using so called universal inks only leads to misery and lost sales ultimately. Inks are cartridge specific and possess properties which control interspatial bleed between colours and droplet distribution.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.