How to Perform an Ink Purge on an Epson 7600

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How to Perform an Ink Purge on an Epson 7600
Ink purges should be done on an Epson 7600 printer every time a fresh ink cartridge is installed. (printer cartridge image by hugy from

The Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Series is a wide format photographic computer printer developed and manufactured by Epson. The machine has a maximum resolution of 2880 by 1440 dpi, and may be used with either 7-color Epson UltraChrome Ink or with 6-color Epson Photographic Dye Ink.

"Purging" the ink from a computer printer allows the remaining old ink in the printer to be removed before installing a fresh, new ink cartridge. Ink purging allows the device to print at its optimal capabilities, preventing old ink from either clogging the printer head or hurting the quality of the printed product.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 1 draining cartridge (comes with the printer)
  • 1 set of cartridges with stored flush liquid

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  1. 1

    Press the "SelectType" button on the printer keypad. Press the "Down" keypad arrow until the "Maintenance" screen appears. Press the "Right" keypad arrow to show "PWR Cleaning" on the screen. Press the "Down" keypad arrow until "Ink Change" appears on the printer screen.

  2. 2

    Press the "Right" keypad arrow until "EXEC" appears in the screen under "Ink Change." Press the "Cut/Eject/Enter" button on the printer's keypad. Raise the ink lock lever as shown on the printer's screen. Take out all of the ink cartridges and set them aside.

  3. 3

    Put the draining cartridge into the area designated "Slot #1." Relock the ink lever. The Epson 7600 machine will then drain ("purge") the ink in Slot #1, which should take a few minutes.

  4. 4

    Open the ink lever. Take out the draining cartridge. Insert all of the cartridges with flush liquid into the open cartridge slots. Relock the ink lever. Press "Enter" on the keypad to begin the flushing process.

  5. 5

    Open the ink lever once the "Finished" message appears on the printer screen. Remove all flushing cartridges. Replace original ink cartridges or insert new ones. Lock the ink lever again. Press "Enter" on the keypad to finish the purging process.

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