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How to Install Epson® 802 Ink Cartridges

How to Install Epson® 802 Ink Cartridges

The Epson® 802 ink cartridge series offer sharp text and vibrant color prints for everyday small business users.  Released within the last year, these cartridges work with a few of the newer model Workforce Pro® printers, including the WorkForce Pro WF-4720, WorkForce Pro WF-4730, WorkForce Pro WF-4734 and WorkForce Pro WF-4740.  In this short guide, we will break down the cartridge series, provide a quick overview of compatible printers and cover installation steps for one of the lower priced models, the Workforce Pro WF-4720.  Let’s begin!

Check out our short Epson 802 cartridge installation video directly below.  Or, continue reading to learn more about the 802 cartridge series and it’s compatible printers!

Cartridge Specs

The 802 cartridges series are sold in black, cyan, magenta and yellow.  Epson offers them in a standard and high yield, or 802XL cartridge size.  If you print regularly, you are better off going with the XL cartridge, giving you a better overall value due to the higher print capacity.  All of the cartridges contain pigment-based ink, which offer a crisp finish and quicker dry-time compared to dye-based cartridges.  Each cartridge can be replaced as needed, which should help space out replacement costs overtime.  We’ve listed the page yield of each cartridge below.  Keep in mind that cartridge page yield is just an approximation of printed pages.  The page yield for any ink cartridge is given at a standard 5% coverage, or printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink, so yield results will vary across users!

Cartridges can get expensive.  If you are looking to save money, consider buying LD Products brand compatible Epson 802XL ink cartridges.  These cartridges will be available soon, at a fraction of the price of the original Epson brand.

Epson 802 Black Ink Cartridge (T802120)

  • Page yield: approx.  900 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802 Cyan Ink Cartridge (T802220)

  • Page yield: approx.  650 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802 Magenta Ink Cartridge (T802320)

  • Page yield: approx.  650 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802 Yellow Ink Cartridge (T802420)

  • Page yield: approx.  650 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802XL High Yield Black Ink Cartridge (T802XL120-S)

  • Page yield: approx.  2,600 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802XL High Yield Cyan Ink Cartridge (T802XL220)

  • Page yield: approx.  1,900 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802XL High Yield Magenta Ink Cartridge (T802XL320)

  • Page yield: approx.  1,900 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

Epson 802XL High Yield Yellow Ink Cartridge (T802XL420)

  • Page yield: approx.  1,900 pages
  • OEM ink type: pigmented

 

Compatible Printers

WorkForce Pro printers are built for small business, offering fast color print speeds, a generous paper capacity and easy to use print/scan/fax features.  Suitable for 5-10 users, every printer is wireless ready and includes a 50-sheet automatic document feeder.

  • WorkForce Pro WF-4720
  • WorkForce Pro WF-4730
  • WorkForce Pro WF-4734
  • WorkForce Pro WF-4740

 

How to Check Your Ink Cartridge Levels

Before you replace, confirm which cartridge is running low.  To do this, select the “home” button on your printer’s display.  You’ll notice there is a small exclamation point covering the ink drop symbol on the home display screen.  This is an indicator that one of your cartridges is running low.  Touch the ink droplet to view the supply status of the cartridges.  In our example, the cyan cartridge is depleted which is what we will be replacing below.

 

Replacing an Epson 802 Ink Cartridge

The following installation steps are for the Workforce Pro WF-4720.  We recommend consulting your specific printer’s user guide if you own a different Workforce printer model; however, the steps should be similar to other Epson machines.

  1. Start the replacement process by selecting “Maintenance”>”Ink cartridge replacement”>”Next”> and “Start”.
  2. Carefully lift up the entire scanner unit and wait for the carriage to center. You can take out the cartridge you need to replace by gently squeezing the tab and lifting up and out from the printer.
  3. Open up your brand new cyan cartridge. I like to prep new cartridges over a trashcan because sometimes a little bit of ink can escape when I am unwrapping them.  The first thing you will want to remove the orange tape on the bottom of the cartridge.  Gently pull on the tape to remove, this will expose the vent hole on the cartridge so it can work properly in your machine.  Be sure to avoid touching the gold contact chip when handling the new cartridge.  This chip is very sensitive and it may not read properly if residue or fingerprint oil gets on those contact points.
  4. Install the cyan cartridge. The “C” on the cartridge should line up with the “C” in the machine.  When we tried installing this cartridge, we noticed that the cartridge fit seemed a bit snug.  This is normal, the cartridge should fit as expected, just line it up in the slot and gently press on it so that it clicks in place.
  5. Close up the top cover and we are ready to start printing.

We hope you’ve found this installation guide useful!  If you have any questions about installing Epson 802s or any Epson ink cartridge, leave us a note in the comments. Happy printing!

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