The most common query we receive regarding our replacement Epson ink cartridges is that they are too small, feature a non-standard chip or look significantly different to OEM cartridges or those currently installed in the printer.
Our replacement cartridges for Epson printers are all 'Patent-Free' in order to ensure the product does not infringe upon Epson's intellectual property and design patents. As a result of this, it is to be expected that the cartridges will look significantly different to OEM cartridges and even other compatibles you may have used that may infringe upon Epson patents.
This difference usually relates to the physical size or design of a replacement cartridge and this is perfectly normal and the product you receive should match the picture on the website! It may also need to be installed in a slightly different way or there may be differences to the retaining clip or chip orientation.
Check out our example installation video below:
We've been selling these Patent-Free style cartridges for a number of years and have found the performance to be a great match against more expensive alternatives. While some Epson printers can be fussy when trying to recognise mixed types, please do get in touch if you're not sure about anything!