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As you probably know by now, redirecting the waste ink to an external tank/kit is only half the job. If your printer started displaying the "service required" error you will still need to reset the printers internal waste counter.
Without the ability to complete that reset, your printer is going nowhere.
The information provided below is useful as a primer on the various sources but OctoInkjet now has a reference "QuickFind" tool available which provides you with all the information for your specific printer in one place.
For owners of Epson printers sourced in North America you may find your printer can be reset using a utility provided by Epson America. You will need to have the serial number for your printer and please note this must be a valid North American serial number or the form will reject it.
Unfortunately many of the very old or newer models (eg: Artisan, Workforce and NX series) are not supported so you may need to read on.
The rest of the world or those with either old or very new printers will be forced to locate utilities either written by third party developers or intended for service engineers.
The most famous, the SSC utility, is produced by the SSC Localization Group, based in Russia. This utility is compatible with a wide range of printers and usually deals with older model printers that aren't covered by Epson's utility. So, if you are based in North America this takes care of many of the missing printers (except the newest models).
If this still doesn't help there's one more option...
In the past six months it's become increasingly obvious that Epson have moved the goal posts for some printers to the extent that reset utilities for printers like the Artisan 800 will only work on computer that the utility has been encoded for.
As a result of this, some sources has started to appear that help resolve this issue but because of the technical complexity there is a much higher cost involved.
You may decide not to purchase one of these utilities but for the higher value printes this would seem to be a cost effective approach when compared to the cost of an official Epson service.
Until recently it was very difficult to identify all the different sources for reset utilities, compatibility, restrictions, etc... But thankfully, due to a lot of research and hard work, I have been able to provide the "QuickFind" tool which includes information on what options are available for different printers.
I would definitely recommend giving it a try before you do anything else... and please note that some utility links are limited OctoInkjet customers which gives you a bit more of a reason to buy a kit...