How to Hack Epson L200's Waste Ink Pad
Background and Identification
The Epson L200 is an all-in-one color inkjet printer designed for home and small offices. Epson is a Japanese electronics company that produces computer printers and imaging equipment. This model features one- and two-sided printing and automatic double-sided printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. Epson advertises that each set of 70ml Epson ink bottles can print up to 4,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in color. The L200 printer includes four individual 70ml ink bottles — black, cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges —plus two additional black bottles.
The Epson L200 printer features Epson’s Micro Piezo printhead technology and can hold up to 100 sheets of paper in its input tray. The printer’s output tray can also hold up to 100 sheets of paper. Epson has placed a limit of 15,000 pages on the L200 printer, meaning that after reaching the print limit, the printer may stop working. Epson advertises that the printer will have a lifetime of one to two years, and has a one-year limited warranty.
Epson L200 printers include the name “Epson” in white capital letters in the center of the printer’s front face. The L200 model was only sold with a black plastic body. The printer includes a set of buttons on the bottom right-hand corner of the printer’s top face.
- Printing Technology: 4-color printing (CMYK) Epson MicroPiezo® inkjet technology
- Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 4 picoliters
- Maximum Print Resolution: Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
- ISO Print Speed:
- Black: 3.0 ISO ppm
- Color: 1.6 ISO ppm
- Maximum Printable Area: Maximum: 21.6 cm x 111 cm (8.5" x 44") [width x length]
- Print Speed: Black text: 27 ppm; Color text: 15 ppm
- Ink Type: EcoTank Ink Bottles
- Ink Palette: Cyan. Magenta, Yellow, Black
- Ink Configuration: 4 individual ink bottles
- Replacement Ink: 664 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
- Ink Yield Information: ISO Yield, Epson Methodology - Black: 4,000, Color: 6,500
- Operating Systems: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64
- Dimensions:50.8 cm x 30.4 cm x 15.1 cm (17.2" x 12" x 5.9") [width x depth x height]
- Weight:4.3 kg (9.5 lb)