Epson inkjet printers although being extremely popular are perhaps the most troublesome printer brand on the market today. Much of their issues stem from Epson's relentless pursuit to combat the spread of generic ink cartridges.
While it is understandable that they want to maintain their share of the consumables market it has led to many problematic issues with their printers. Anyone who has owned an Epson printer has no doubt been frustrated by the common "Ink Cartridges Cannot be Recognized" message. This message occurs both with genuine and generic cartridges and it is actually an issue with the complex firmware which Epson printers use.
Although Epson generic cartridges are one of our biggest selling product lines we still always try to steer our customers away from Epson printers. In saying this it is still a very rare occurrence in which we encounter any problems or compatibility issues with our generic cartridges.
How to avoid Compatibility issues with Epson printers
When buying non genuine inks for an Epson printer there are a few things to keep in mind. Unlike many other printers on the market generic inks for Epson printers need to be of a very high standard. The main reason for this is because Epson printers use a Piezo Print Head which is very prone to clogging.
Using a very high quality, non genuine cartridge will ensure that clogging of the print head does not occur. Also a reputable retailer will stock the latest chip version cartridges which will prevent compatibility issues from occurring and ensure you of trouble free printing.
It is a common myth that certain Epson printers wont work with Generic Inks. I can tell you that in 10 years in this industry I am yet to find an Epson printer which we couldn't get to work with generic inks. The only time that this may occur is when the printer has been bought from overseas as all cartridges are "Region Locked".
The only other time they may encounter compatibility issues is when the cartridge doesn't use the latest, most up to date micro chip. The micro chip is the only part of the cartridge which if up to date is able to combat the tricks which Epson printers often use. At Ink Hub we are constantly importing the latest updated cartridge versions with updated micro chips to ensure there are no compatibility issues and that the cartridges will perform the same as the Epson cartridges.