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Epson Expression Home XP-312

By: Printer Thinker - 19 April 2014

Epson Expression Home XP-312 - Cartridges

CartridgePage Yield
T1801 (Black) 175 Pages
T1802 (Cyan) 180 Pages
T1803 (Magenta) 180 Pages
T1804 (Yellow) 180 Pages
T1811 (Black) 470 Pages
T1812 (Cyan) 450 Pages
T1813 (Magenta) 450 Pages
T1814 (Yellow) 450 Pages

Epson Expression Home XP-312 - Error Codes

Error CodeDescription
E-01Printer error, may need to contact Epson Support.
E-02 Scanner error, may need to contact Epson Support.
E-10 Waste Ink Pads are full and need replacing.
W-02 Printer paper jam.
W-03 Scanner paper jam.
W-10 Ink cartridges are not installed correctly.
W-12 Ink cartridges are not recognised.
W-13 Waste Ink Pad is near end of life.
I-60 No computer found.

Epson Expression Home XP-312 - Nozzle Check

If you have poor quality print, run a nozzle check to confirm the print head is blocked.

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the home button.

  3. Press the arrow buttons to cycle through the menu until you find Setup.

  4. press the OK button.

  5. Press the arrow buttons to cycle through the menu until you find Maintenance.

  6. Press the OK button.

  7. Press the OK button again.

  8. Press the Green Start button.

  9. A nozzle pattern will now print.

  10. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.

  11. Follow any further instructions on the LCD Screen.

Epson Expression Home XP-312 - Head Cleaning Routine

If the nozzle pattern has any gaps, then a head clean may help to clear the blockage. A head clean takes ink from the cartridges and flushes it through the print head. Do not do too many head cleans as this will use up all your ink.

  1. Make sure the printer is powered on.

  2. Press the home button.

  3. Press the arrow buttons to cycle through the menu until you find Setup.

  4. press the OK button.

  5. Press the arrow buttons to cycle through the menu until you find Maintenance.

  6. Press the OK button.

  7. Press the arrow buttons to cycle through the menu until you find Head Cleaning.

  8. Press the OK button.

  9. The Power light will flash to indicate the printer is running a head clean.

  10. Follow any further instructions on the LCD Screen.

Epson Expression Home XP-312 - Change Ink Cartridges

Youtube Video: Change Ink Cartridge