The Complete Guide to Buying Epson Ink Cartridges

It might seem like an esoteric art, choosing the right cartridge for your printer, and getting it to fit. But the good news is that it is not. This article should walk you through the whole process. 

If you watched the movie Airplane you know that anyone, no matter how overwhelmed, can be talked through landing a Jumbo Jet. Imagine how much easier it is to fit your ink cartridge.

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How to install Epson ink cartridges

Each one is different, which might seem to be bad news. But printers are designed to be used without a technician. It is not like changing the spark plugs of a car - which can be done, but is really a job for a mechanic. The designers of the printers made sure that the cartridges snap in easily, without having to dismantle the printer.

You will find instructions either on the printer itself, or on the packaging of the cartridge. Perhaps in both places. Just follow those instructions and the job will be done in under a minute. Your new cartridge will be ready to print.

How much are Epson ink cartridges?

Like installation, each is different. Some cartridges can be up to ten times the price of more basic models. There are good reasons for this. Some printers are cheap and cheerful, designed for your basic needs. Others are more complex, and can print in a more vibrant range of colours, or in higher resolution, or on different sorts of paper. By checking our charts you can find out which cartridge fits your printer, and the price for that.

Once you have the right cartridge, you have the option of the basic, the XL, or the XXL versions.

Are all Epson ink cartridges the same?

Absolutely not. If you have one printer, the cartridge from a different model will not fit in. And if you force it, you can damage the cartridge, or worse, the printer itself.

But once you identify the right model of cartridge, you have a few options. You can get a generic cartridge. They work well enough, but you will get better results and more economy if you use the dedicated Epson cartridges. And with these, you sometimes have choices. You can go with the basic cartridge, the XL, or the XXL version.

These latter are not actually any bigger - the X refers to extra ink packed into the reservoir.

Will Epson XL ink cartridges fit into my printer?

Not only will the XL - and the XXL version, if available - fit into your printer, they will fit in exactly the same way the regular cartridge snaps into place. They are the exact same shape and dimensions. They just have more ink. So if you can fit the normal cartridge, you can fit the XL.

How long do Epson ink cartridges last?

The answer depends on how heavily you use your printer. If you use it fairly continuously, printing off large reams of documents, you will run through cartridges rapidly. But if you just use your printer occasionally, a few times a week, you might get the full year out of the printer.

Another factor is the quality of your printing. Not everything needs to be printed at the best quality. A lot of your printing can be done on draft quality, which will make your ink cartridges last a huge amount longer.

Recycle Epson ink cartridges in Ireland

Recycling is one of our new buzz-words. We all want to recycle and reuse, and at inkshop.ie we are fully committed to sustainability. We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. All our office waste is recycled, and we are delighted to be able to help our customers recycle too. You can drop your ink and toner cartridges and drums into us, and we will make sure they are handled correctly.

Some people choose to donate their cartridges. Many charities collect old cartridges and refill them, as a fundraiser. This is another responsible way of dealing with your printer waste.

How to buy Epson ink cartridges

It is easy to buy Epson ink cartridges, but you need to know your exact model. Once you have the model, you can identify the cartridge that fits that model. Then you go into your stationer, or computer store, or office supplier.

But you can make it even simpler on yourself. Just look up our handy printer list below, identify your model and the cartridge you need, and click on the link to order from us online. 

Inkshop.ie are an online supplier, but we are also a local Irish company, based in Cork. So by buying through us you are supporting the national economy, and keeping your money in circulation at home.

We offer speedy delivery. See our list of popular Epson printer models below, and their compatible ink cartridges. You can buy online from The Ink Shop, and enjoy free delivery in Ireland for orders of €40 and over. 

Epson multifunction printer compatible ink cartridges

See below our table of compatible ink cartridge links for Epson printer models including Epson Expression, Epson Stylus, Epson Workforce, Epson Ecotank, Epson Expression Premium and Epson Workforce Pro. Just click on the right hand side to purchase ink from The Ink Shop Ireland for your printer model.

Epson Printer Model

Compatible Ink Cartridges

Epson Expression Premium XP-530

Epson Expression Premium XP-530

Epson Expression Premium XP-710

Epson Expression Premium XP-710

Epson Expression Premium XP-635

Epson Expression Premium XP-635

Epson Stylus SX 425 W

Epson Stylus SX 425 W

Epson Stylus SX 218

Epson Stylus SX 218

Epson Workforce WF 2850

Epson Workforce WF 2850

Epson Workforce Pro WF 4720 DWF

Epson Workforce Pro WF 4720 DWF

Epson Workforce Pro WF-3825

Epson Workforce Pro WF-3825

Epson Workforce Pro WF-4820

Epson Workforce Pro WF-4820

Epson Ecotank ET-L 3150

Epson Ecotank ET-L 3150

Epson Ecotank ET 4500

Epson Ecotank ET 4500

Epson Ecotank ET 2700

Epson Ecotank ET 2700

Epson Ecotank ET 2750

Epson Ecotank ET 2750

Epson Ecotank ET 2650

Epson Ecotank ET 2650

Epson Ecotank ET 8500

Epson Ecotank ET 8500

Epson Ecotank ET 2720

Epson Ecotank ET 2720

Epson Expression Premium XP-7100

Epson Expression Premium XP-7100

Epson Expression Premium XP-520

Epson Expression Premium XP-520

Epson Expression Premium XP-625

Epson Expression Premium XP-625

Epson Expression Premium XP-610

Epson Expression Premium XP-610

Epson Stylus Office BX 635 FWD

Epson Stylus Office BX 635 FWD

Epson Expression Photo XP-8600

Epson Expression Photo XP-8600

Epson Expression Home XP-405

Epson Expression Home XP-405

Epson Expression Home XP-212

Epson Expression Home XP-212

Epson Expression Home XP-432

Epson Expression Home XP-432

Epson Expression Home XP-452

Epson Expression Home XP-452

Epson Expression Home XP-247

Epson Expression Home XP-247

Epson Expression Home XP-255

Epson Expression Home XP-255

Epson Expression Home XP-2105

Epson Expression Home XP-2105

Epson Expression Home XP-332

Epson Expression Home XP-332

Epson Workforce Pro WF 3720

Epson Workforce Pro WF 3720

Epson Workforce Pro WF 4825 DWF

Epson Workforce Pro WF 4825 DWF

Epson Stylus SX 525 WD

Epson Stylus SX 525 WD

Epson Stylus SX 200

Epson Stylus SX 200

Epson Stylus SX 235

Epson Stylus SX 235

Epson Stylus DX 4800

Epson Stylus DX 4800

Epson Stylus Photo PX 830 FWD

Epson Stylus Photo PX 830 FWD

Epson Workforce Pro WF-C 5710 DWF

Epson Workforce Pro WF-C 5710 DWF

Epson Workforce WF-7830

Epson Workforce WF-7830

Epson Workforce WF 7210 WF

Epson Workforce WF 7210 WF

Epson Workforce WF 7710

Epson Workforce WF 7710

Epson Workforce WF 3620 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 3620 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 2830 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 2830 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 3520 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 3520 DWF

Epson Workforce WF 2510

Epson Workforce WF 2510

Epson inkjet printer compatible ink cartridges

See below our table of compatible ink cartridge links for Epson inkjet printer models including Epson Surecolor, Epson Stylus, Epson Ecotank and Epson Expression Photo. Just click on the link on the right hand side to see all compatible ink cartridges for your model, and buy online with The Ink Shop Ireland.

Epson Printer Model

Compatible Ink Cartridges

Epson Surecolor SC-T 7000

Epson Surecolor SC-T 7000

Epson Surecolor SC-T 2100

Epson Surecolor SC-T 2100

Epson Stylus 1520

Epson Stylus 1520

Epson Stylus Pro 9900

Epson Stylus Pro 9900

Epson Stylus Pro 9800

Epson Stylus Pro 9800

Epson Ecotank L 555

Epson Ecotank L 555

Epson Expression Photo XP-760

Epson Expression Photo XP-760

Epson Expression Photo XP-850

Epson Expression Photo XP-850

 

Conclusion

Getting the right cartridge for your Epson printer does not need to be a daunting prospect. We hope our handy guide has taken all the mystery out of the process. Epson is a prestige brand, and you will get great results when you pair your printer with the right cartridge. We are here to make sure that happens. If you need assistance with your purchase please contact us!

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