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How do I know when the ink tank needs to be refilled?

    See below.

    Checking the Ink Level on Your Product

    To confirm the actual ink level, visually check the ink level in the product’s ink tank. Make sure the ink level is above the lower line on the ink tank.

    Note: The product has a low ink alert system. The accuracy of this system depends on the user refilling the ink tank correctly. The product cannot directly measure the ink level in the tank; instead it estimates the amount of ink remaining by internally monitoring ink usage. The low ink alert system may generate inaccurate messages if the ink tank is not refilled according to these instructions.

    As a precaution, perform regular visual inspections of the ink tank to ensure the ink level does not fall below the lower line. Continued use of the product when the ink level is below the lower line on the tank could damage the product.

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    Checking Ink and Maintenance Box Levels - Windows

    A low ink reminder appears if you try to print when ink is low, and you can check your ink level at any time using a utility on your Windows computer.
    1. To check your ink and maintenance box levels, access the Windows Desktop and double-click the icon for your product in the right side of the Windows taskbar, or click the up arrow and double-click . You see a window like this:

    2. Refill the ink tank or replace the maintenance box as needed.

      Note: The product has a low ink alert system. The accuracy of this system depends on the user refilling the ink tank correctly. The product cannot directly measure the ink level in the tank; instead it estimates the amount of ink remaining by internally monitoring ink usage. The low ink alert system may generate inaccurate messages if the ink tank is not refilled according to these instructions.

      As a precaution, perform regular visual inspections of the ink tank to ensure the ink level does not fall below the lower line. Continued use of the product when the ink level is below the lower line on the tank could damage the product.

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    Refilling the Ink Tank

    Checking Ink and Maintenance Box Levels - Mac

    You can check your ink level using a utility on your Mac.
    1. In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
    2. Select EPSON Status Monitor. You see a window like this:

    3. Refill the ink tank or replace the maintenance box as needed.

      Note: To update or refresh the displayed ink level, click Update.

      Note: The product has a low ink alert system. The accuracy of this system depends on the user refilling the ink tank correctly. The product cannot directly measure the ink level in the tank; instead it estimates the amount of ink remaining by internally monitoring ink usage. The low ink alert system may generate inaccurate messages if the ink tank is not refilled according to these instructions.

      As a precaution, perform regular visual inspections of the ink tank to ensure the ink level does not fall below the lower line. Continued use of the product when the ink level is below the lower line on the tank could damage the product.

    Related tasks
    Refilling the Ink Tank
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