Printer Continuous Ink Supply System review for Epson

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How to Install a CISS for your Printer

If you are after some ink for your old Epson Artisan 800 and above you should check out the continuous ink supply system (CISS) offered by many different companies now days.

The designs may look different but the concept is the same. Tank, tubes, print heads, and reset chips. These all work together to provide a continuous supply of ink to your printer with the same quality as OEM expensive individual ink cartridges.

Epson Artisan 800 CISS

  • Brand New CISS For Epson Printer ARTISAN 800
  • It’s very easy to install, refill and reset.
  • Special spongeless design.
  • It’s can save you tons of your hard-earned money, save over 90% of ink cost
  • Excellent customer service, satisfaction guaranteed

NEW Hotzone360 Brand CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) with 600ml pre-filled high-quality UV dye ink. This is for the older Epson 800 810 710 835 725 Printers. So its 100ml for each color.

With the cost of ink for printers now days costing a fortune I decided to look into other options…

Ciss Cis System for Epson R260/ R380/ R280/ Rx580/ Rx680/ Rx595

So the list goes on and on but I have a passion for Epson printers they seem to have the best colors and print quality. But like many different printer manufacturers, their cost per liquid of ink is astronomical. That’s where the CISS large tank, cheap ink comes into play.

  • Ciss Cis System for Epson R260/ R380/ R280/ Rx580/ Rx680/ Rx595
  • It’s very easy to install, refill and reset.
  • Special spongeless design
  • It’s can save you tons of your hard-earned money, save over 90% ink cost.
  • Combo Chip with the Reset button solves the reset problems for CISS users. Reset cartridge in seconds.


ciss install how tooThere are many options for printer ink nowadays.

  • Refill old ink cartridges
  • Buy a clone cartridge
  • Purchase a retail cartridge
  • Install a CISS cartridge

After trying out all 4 options the one that gave me the best results, at the cheapest long-term price was the Continuous Ink Supply System or CISS.

They say for my system I could save over $1600 by not purchasing genuine ink cartridges for the Canon printer.

The start-up cost for a CISS is fairly high. In my case, nearly the cost of the printer, so approximately $130 but I didn’t have to replace the ink for over 2 years, and that’s with kids printing nearly every day for school assignments. They can also be reinstalled into another printer of the same model and type. Even if you upgrade, the printer cartridges still may be the same but best to check first.

CISS Install:

My system was purchased from Rihac and they have all the instructions and were very helpful with fast postage other options could be eBay. They Support all Printers HP, Canon, Epson, etc. There are many makes and designs out there so have a look at what may suit your set-up.

I first had to remove the old cartridges and I just taped them up in case something went wrong I could re-install them. I had to remove the chips from the old ink cartridges and install them for the new ones but this may not have to be done as sometimes you can buy the ciss pre-chipped. Each system is sold with full instructions and it is fairly easy to set up only takes about ½ hour.

For More tutorials See Rihac Channel

If you ever run out of Ink it’s as simple as ordering some bottles and pouring it into the reservoir tanks. Use the syringe plunger that came with your installation kit to re-pressurize the tank.

CISS Equalize Procedure:

Pull out the small plug and the vent. Insert a syringe into a small plug hole, and fill it with air until it bubbles out the bottom. Put the large plug into the main tank and remove the syringe, replace the small plug. Remove the large plug and insert the vent into this hole. You are done easy… You will have to equalize every time you refill the ink tanks. You now have saved heaps of money over the life of your printer.

Make sure there are no bubbles in your ciss system otherwise you could get a blocked print head. Check out this post on how to clean printer heads using household products Canon, HP, Epson.

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