An all-in-one color inkjet printer, the Epson XP 400 is a wireless printer that handles tasks from a variety of different devices. Known for its print enhancement tools and fast printing and copying speeds, the Epson XP 400 is popular in homes, offices, and studios. The Epson 200 and 200XL ink cartridges are the two types of ink used for the XP 400. Regardless of whether one uses the standard-capacity Espon 200 cartridges or the high-capacity 200XL ones, the ink is going to run out eventually. The obvious choice is get a replacement cartridge, but it's much more cost-effective to refill. Take a look at how to refill Epson XP 400 Ink Cartridges with one time Cartridge Chip .
Note that ink cartridges for Epson printers should only be refilled four to six times. If the refill is not executed properly or sub-par ink is used, print quality will suffer and the printer could encounter issues. That's why it's crucial to not only buy an ink refill kit that's compatible with the Epson 200 or 200XL cartridges (what's used in the XP 400), but it's also vital to get ink that's made by a reputable manufacturer. Using good ink and refilling with care ensures optimal print quality.
Obviously, an ink refill kit is required, as is a 30cc syringe with a sharp needle for injection (which should come with the kit), several lint-free cloths for cleaning, clear tape for plugging the hole, and a flat working surface. To keep the hands clean, wear disposable plastic gloves.
The process isn't too difficult, though there are certain things to do and pay attention to if the refill is to be successful. Perform each step carefully.Prepare the Syringe to Refill
To remove the depleted ink cartridge, put on plastic gloves and lift up the scanner. Then, squeeze the tabs on the cartridge and lift slowly. Open the ink bottle, take the syringe, and draw ink into the bottle slowly, being sure to not let air pockets develop. XP 400 cartridges have a capacity of roughly 18 milliliters, so filling to about 15 milliliters would be best, as there is probably still some ink left in the cartridge. The nice thing about these cartridges is that they are clear, so it's easy to see ink levels; pay attention to this when refilling.Clean the Cartridge
Wipe the Epson XP 400 ink cartridge with a lint-free cloth to remove dried ink from the surface. Use water to help if necessary.Refill the Cartridge
Find the refilling hole-it's plugged by a rubber stopper. Remove that stopper, and then insert the needle. Inject the ink slowly so that it doesn't overflow and no air bubbles are created in the sponge (air bubbles hinder ink flow and can lead to blank spots, ink smearing, strange lines, etc). As the ink is almost out of the syringe, pull the needle out from the XP 400 cartridge and seal the refilling hole with clear tape.Clean and Replug the Refilling Hole
Clean any spilled ink with a lint-free cloth again. Remove the tape, plug the refill hole with the rubber stopper, and put the cartridge back in the printer.Nozzle Check and Clean
To run a nozzle check, go to Setup in the control panel, click Maintenance, and then select Nozzle Check. Do a nozzle check pattern test by printing. Compare the printed paper to the two samples on the screen, "Nozzles need cleaning" and "Nozzles are clean." If the pattern doesn't have gaps and resembles the "Nozzles are clean" sample, the printer is ready for use (though it's advised to let the new ink saturate for a few hours). If the pattern has gaps and resembles the "Nozzles need cleaning" sample, do a print head cleaning by clicking on Head Cleaning in the Maintenance page.Recognize Warnings
After installing a refilled cartridge, the Epson printer may display an alert that a "non-genuine cartridge" is being used. Simply acknowledge that it's okay to continue, and there should be no further complications. However, sometimes a message with a Red X will appear, saying that the cartridge is unrecognized or still needs to be replaced. This means the Epson XP 400 printer has recognized the cartridge's chip. To avoid this happening, try using two different cartridges for each of the four ink cartridges in the Epson XP 400 printer. When one is depleted, refill the backup and insert that. Alternating each refill will prevent the computer from saying a cartridge is unrecognized.How to Buy Supplies to Refill Epson XP 400 Ink Cartridges Online
Epson XP 400 ink cartridges can be bought at brick and mortar stores and online at sites like eBay. To buy on eBay, search on the home page for the ink refill kit, syringe, or other supply. Narrow results to more suitable ink refill products by setting price requirements, category, and more. When the right product is found, verify the seller is legitimate by checking reviews. Only buy from eBay sellers that have positive ratings and feedback on the e-commerce site.More info pls visit :