Are there any safety precautions I should take when handling the ink?

  • Yes, see below.

    Ink Safety Precautions

    Ink Handling Precautions

    • Keep ink bottles and the ink tanks out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or handle the ink bottles and bottle caps.
    • Do not tilt or shake an ink bottle after opening it; otherwise, ink may leak.
    • Be careful not to touch any ink when you handle the ink tanks, ink tank caps, and opened ink bottles or ink bottle caps.
    • If ink gets on your skin, wash it thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If ink gets into your mouth, spit it out and see a doctor right away.
    • Do not squeeze the ink bottles.
    • If ink spills, wipe it up immediately. To prevent the ink from spreading, blot the spill with a dry cloth, then wipe it with a damp cloth. The ink will be hard to remove once it has dried.

    Ink Refilling Precautions

    • Use ink bottles with the correct part number for this product.
    • Do not mix with other Epson ink types.
    • Do not open the ink bottle package until you are ready to fill an ink tank. Ink bottles are vacuum packed to maintain reliability. If you leave an ink bottle unpacked for a long time before using it, print quality may be affected.
    • If the ink level is below the lower line on an ink tank, refill the ink. Continued use of the product when the ink level is below the lower line on an ink tank could damage the product.
    • Visually check the ink levels in the product’s ink tanks to confirm the actual ink levels. Continued use of the product when the ink is below the lower line on an ink tank could damage the product.
    • Do not maintain low ink levels for extended periods of time.
    • Epson recommends filling all ink tanks to the upper line when the product is not operating.
    • After bringing an ink bottle inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it.
    • Use the ink bottle before the date printed on the package.
    • After opening an ink bottle, Epson recommends using it as soon as possible.
    • Wipe off any ink around the tanks and ports with a clean, lint-free cloth or cotton swab.
    • Store ink bottles in a cool, dark place. Keep them out of direct sunlight.
    • Do not store the ink bottles in high or freezing temperatures.
    • Store the ink bottles in the same environment as the product. When storing or transporting an opened ink bottle, do not tilt the bottle and do not subject it to impacts or temperature changes. Otherwise, ink may leak even if the cap on the ink bottle is tightened securely. Be sure to keep the ink bottle upright when tightening the cap, and take measures to prevent ink from leaking when you transport the bottle.
    • Handle ink carefully. Ink may splatter when the ink tanks are being filled or refilled with ink. If ink gets on your clothes or belongings, it may not come off. If ink adheres to the area around the tank, wipe it off using a lint-free, clean cloth or cotton swab.

    Ink Bottle and Ink Tank Information

    • To maintain optimum print head performance, some ink is consumed from all ink tanks during printing and when performing maintenance operations, such as cleaning the print head. Ink may also be consumed when the product is turned on.
    • Quoted ink yields may vary depending on the images you are printing, the paper type you are using, how often you print, and environmental conditions such as temperature.
    • The ink bottles may contain recycled materials, but this does not affect product function or performance.
    • The specification and appearance of the ink bottles are subject to change without prior notice for improvement.
    • When printing in monochrome or grayscale, color ink may be used instead of black ink, depending on the paper type or print quality settings. This is because a mixture of color inks is used to create black.
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