One way to save lots of money is to refill printer cartridges instead of buying new ones. The process itself was rather messy in the past but it has become easier now and there are even shops that refill the ink for you. Some printer cartridges however have a chip build in that prevents that the printer is recognizing the refilled cartridges effectively preventing users from using this low cost method.
The Epson Software Resetter is a tool that can reset the chip on the printer cartridge so that the printer will recognize the cartridge as if it would be a newly bought one. Supported are more than 100 Epson printers of several different printer series like the Epson Stylus Color or Epson Stylus Photo series of printers.
The application runs under every Microsoft operating system except for Windows Vista and pre Windows 95 systems. Several functions beside resetting the chip are available. It is possible to rewrite the chip, freeze or reset the internal link counters, hot swap cartridges, reset the protection counter and use advanced cleaning modes.
A list of supported printers which is updated all the time can be accessed on one of the developers pages.
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