Quality Epson refill ink - much cheaper than Epson ink cartridges
* Formulated specifically for Epson printers * Similar properties (colour, drying rate etc) to Epson genuine ink * Cleaning additives prevent clogging and improve ink flow * Shelf life 24 months * Made in USA * Not Chinese or universal ink
If you already bought an ink refil kit or refillable cartridge/ink deal, keep the tools and find the ink in 50, 125, 250. 500 or 1000ml bottles on this page. Extra tools, plugs etc available here.
Note: Refill ink sold at InkBank is NOT made or endorsed by Epson Seiko Co..
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Dye or pigment ink ?
Some Epson printer models use dye ink (eg. Claria), and some others pigment ink (eg. Durabrite, Durabrite Ultra, Ultrachrome, Ultrachrome gloss, Ultrachrome K3 etc).
Most Epson printers can handle different ink types well, regardless of what ink they come with from the factory. You can successfully use dye ink in pigment (Durabrite, Ultra-chrome etc) printers and vice versa. Changing from one ink type to another is pretty straight forward in most cases, but may require adjustments to the printer settings, particularly if you're producing high quality photographs.
Why change to different ink type?
If you don't need the extended fade resistance of pigment (Durabrite) ink - use dye to refill. Dye ink is easier to work with, less susceptible to clogging and cheaper. Many (not all) Epson photo printers use dye ink as standard.
Even though all recent 4 colour (BCMY) Epson printers use Durabrite or Durabrite Ultra (pigment) ink from the factory, they're just as happy to run on dye ink. You may lose some of the pigment properties (waterfastness, fade resistance etc) but most people would hardly notice any difference.
On the other hand, if you produce prints for resale or want to display them for extended period, using quality pigment ink can greatly increase display life and durability of your prints. Even if your Epson printer is intended to use dye ink (eg Claria photo printer), refilling it with Ultrachrome equivalent pigment will instantly transform it into a pigment photo printer for much less than buying the "real thing". You may have to make adjustments to the printer settings and/or use an ICC profile together with advanced photo software (eg Photoshop) to compensate for weaker (than dye) pigment ink colours, but it can certainly be done.
Find the right ink for your Epson...
E5 dye is a substitute ink set for older Epsons, but works just as well in new ones. Ideal for printing anything from plain paper documents to high quality matte/semigloss/gloss photos - in most Epson printer models. E5 is also great for printing CD's,DVD's, matt/glossy labels, cards and just about any other inkjet printable media. E5 can also be used in recent "Claria" photo printers, but the prints don't look as vibrant as with Epson "Claria" or InkBank E6 ink. Available in: BK,C,M,Y (all 4 colour printers) BK,C,M,Y,LC, LM (6 colour printers eg R210, R230, R350, RX610)
E6 (dye) is a substitute ink set for Epson "Claria" high definition dye, used in late model photo printers (eg: Artisan 600/700/800/1430, Photo R270, R280, R290, R380, R390, RX590, RX610, T50, TX650, TX700, TX800, Photo1400 &1410 etc) Perfect colour match to Claria. Other properties are similar to E5. Great for photos, CD's, DVD's etc. E6 can also be used in older (pre Claria) Epsons, but there is no noticeable improvement in print quality over E5 in these printers. Available in: BK,C,M,Y,LC,LM
E7 (pigment) is an affordable DuraBrite & Durabrite Ultra substitute ink - as used in ALL recent 3 colour (plus black) Epsons. It has similar properties to Durabrite, except E7 is not as waterproof. Works under Epson default profile without any adjustments in most Durabrite and pre-Durabrite pigment models. Recommended for use with plain (copy) paper, matte photo paper and Durabrite glossy paper. Available in: BK, C, M, Y
E8 (pigment) is a substitute ink set for Ultrachrome Gloss (R800, R1800 printers) and Ultrachrome Gloss2 (R1900/R2000). High fade resistance and works great on most inkjet media including quality high gloss paper. This ink set includes 2 blacks, red and blue inks plus a clear gloss optimiser (GO). The set is not suitable for any printers other than the R800, R1800, R1900. R1900, R2000 use similar colour ink set as R800/1800, but with orange ink instead of the blue. Note: E8 GO is not quite as glossy as the original Epson gloss. For extra glossy photo prints, use Epson genuine gloss cartridge with the E8 ink set. Available in: MK, PK, C, M, Y, R, B, OR, GO
E9 PRO (pigment) is a substitute ink for Epson wide format (Ultrachrome) ink, but can also be used in desktop (Durabrite) models. Superior fade resistance makes it the ideal ink choice for high quality display prints. Nice output on most media from matte to gloss. ICC profile required for accurate output, but will print under default Epson profile ok. Available in: BK,PK,C,M,Y,LC,LM,MK,LK and LLK (only pick the colours relevant to your model)
E9 BK is a universal pigment black ink for Epson printers using a single black cartridge.
E10 PRO (pigment) is a substitute for Epson K3 Ultrachrome as used in late model wide format printers. There are 9 inks in the E10 set with either M&LM (eg 3800/4800 PRO) or VM&VLM (vivid M and vivid LM) as used in the K3 Vivid series (eg 3880/4880 PRO). These inks are very close match to OEM including light fastness, durability and colour balance. ICC profile recommended for most accurate output, but will print under default Epson profile ok. Available in: MK, PK, LK, LLK, C, M, Y, LC, LM, VM, VLM (only pick the colours relevant to your model)
Note: All inks listed here are fully OEM compatible and there should be no need to flush the cartridges or purge the ink system, when switching over from Epson ink. If changing from other third party inks, purging the print head is recommended to prevent incompatibility issues.
PK = photo black, MK = matte black, BK = universal black, LK = light black, LLK = light-light black, C = cyan, M = magenta, VM = vivid magenta, Y = yellow, LC = light cyan, LM = light magenta, VLM = vivid light magenta, R = red, B = blue, OR = orange
Note: Inks listed on this page are not made or authorised by Epson. Printer model numbers are used for reference only.
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