The life of an Epson inkjet cartridge is determined by the printer. When the printer calculates that the cartridge is empty, it informs the chip on the cartridge it is empty and displays this on the status monitor.
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Extra life also means good news for the environment: as our cartridges last longer, fewer Jet Tec cartridges are thrown away than other brands. Our Epson Extra life cartridges are not the only cartridges in our range that allow access to extra ink, this is also available on a number of our Canon, Brother, HP and Lexmark compatible cartridges
So how can extra ink be obtained?
- The ink status monitor shows how much ink is contained in the cartridges. The status monitor updates itself during printing via information being passed to it from the chips on the cartridges.
- A cartridge’s print life usually ends when the status monitor believes the cartridge to be empty, and the ‘empty’ cartridge must be replaced in order for printing to continue.
- However, Jet Tec Extralife cartridges use ‘smart’ chip technology: When enabled, the chip activates the Extralife and displays it in the ‘status monitor’*, thus allowing access to extra ink from the Jet Tec cartridge.
*Some Extralife cartridges may not display Extralife in the status monitor
Releasing the extralife is very straight forward.
Information for Jet Tec E71 – Epson Stylus D78/D92/D120 series Extralife cartridges
During the course of printing the ink level will approach about 20%, at this point the ink level in the status monitor will freeze, even though ink is being used in printing. The ink being used is the ‘Extralife’. Eventually when the ‘Extralife’ ink has been used up the ink level will start dropping again and the exclamation mark will appear showing that the ink is getting low. Finally when the ink has all been used the red cross will appear.
Information for Jet Tec E80 – Epson Stylus Photo R265/R360/RX560 Extralife cartridges
If heavy printing is performed towards the end of the cartridge, users may see a message saying that the cartridge cannot be recognised (see image 2).
Instead of the normal message saying ink is out (see image 1).
This message is being shown because during heavy printing, the printer does not update the ink level in the cartridge chip, causing it to give even more ‘Extralife’ than we quote. The printer stops the printing at a safety level before all the ink is used up, but complains by giving this other message (see image 2).
Simply replace the empty cartridge in the normal manner, to remove this message.