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If your printer was not purchased in the uk / Europe then it will use different cartridges for the ciss - for it to work in your country you will need chipless firmware - read on 


What is chippless firmware?

Chippless firmware is a modified version of the software installed inside your printer that has been modified so it no longer monitors the chips or ink levels, this is uploaded to your printer and overwrites the current version of the software.


The benefits of chippless software are it gives the user the ability to put cartridges in the printer with no chips or the wrong chips , an example of use would be if you have intermittent issues with chips doing this would solve that as it no longer checks for chips.


An alternative scenario would be where you get the same printer in different countries but the chip / cartridges are different so you cannot buy a product from one country and put it in the same printer in a different country because the cartridges and chips are different andwould not be recognised.


Making the printer chippless would as an example allow the user to buy a ciss or refillable cartridges for the XP-4100 in the UK and install them in the US version of the same printer.


Using a chippless firmware will void your warranty 


Its as easy as this


Once uploaded you should not update your firmware from Epson, or it will overwrite the modified version and go back to how it was before with normal unmodified firmware, ink levels will no longer be monitored so manual checking will be required of the product you are using. 


If done in error, it can be recovered if you have saved your recovery code the software offers at time of modification.


Chipless firmware is offered here


We are often asked by why we do not offer detailed technical support by phone - so here are our reasons.


We cannot see what you can


Many of our products require detailed technical support which often requires images and screen shots of the product setup, settings, images - without these we cannot see and understand the whole picture and offer an effective prompt solution


Sometimes with the settings you have - you might think they are right but may not be - we need to see images to find this out - it only takes 1 wrong thing to stop the product working  building up a complete picture of support helps us.


We do not record conversations and each time you ring you may get a different staff member who has no idea who you are or any previous history this may result in wrong advice being given.


Building up a complete picture of support over time helps understand and troubleshoot to give the best advice as we can see what has been done and tried before.


Building up a complete picture of support by email means any member of staff can read all the history and support you. 


Building up a complete picture of support helps us improve the quality of the products and level of service we provide.


We have now released the ciss continuous ink system for Epson XP-8500,XP-8505,XP-8000,XP-8600,XP-8605 Printer and the video can be found here


It is available with normal dye ink, Epson T6731-6 Genuine eco tank inks and empty ciss continuous ink system


We are proud to announce December's competition winner is Naomi, who won a full set of Canon ink.

Here is a picture of Naomi with her prize.

After extensive and in depth testing on this model which included over 25,000 prints, over 4 litres of ink we are happy to release what we believe in our opinion to be a comparable model to the Sawgrass SG400 printer but with just a fraction of the ongoing running cost

Supplied as a pre modified and already initialised printer where you just have to fill the carts - pop in and change a few settings, the printer is chip less which means you don't have to worry about resetting of chips or failed chips, if you wanted to print 1000 documents with no interruption the printer is capable if it has enough ink


Huge savings on your running costs when compared to an SG400 which is typically around £1.20per ml of ink and the cityinkexpress brand around 18 pence 

Kit Contents include

4* 300ml capacity cartridges

200ml of each colour ink 800ml in total capable of around 4000 mugs

100 sheets a4 paper

1 roll heat proof tape

C5210dw printer modified chip less for sublimation






Our setup video can be seen here



We have now released the ciss continuous ink system for Epson WF-2860,WF-2865 Printer and the video can be found here


It is available with sublimation dye ink, normal dye ink, Epson T6641-4 Genuine eco tank inks and empty ciss continuous ink system



We have now released the ciss continuous ink system for Epson XP-5100,XP-5105, the video install guide can be seen here 


It is available with sublimation dye ink, normal dye ink, Epson T6641-4 Genuine eco tank inks and empty ciss continuous ink system


Shane and CIE have always been exceedingly helpful to me when sorting out my CISS system.


Whilst buying a new printer quite a few years ago (Canon Pixma MG6250), it was suggested by a relative that I should buy a much more economical continuous ink system. This is when I discovered City Ink Express, and a super helpful chap called Shane. He explained everything about the system, and directed me to the appropriate YouTube videos for priming and installing the system. He has always been happy to also speak to me over the phone for any further clarification too, which he did on a few occasions. On the rare occasions I’ve had an issue, such as air in one of the lines, I’ve either sorted it out myself or have done so with Shane’s help.


Having used this system for years now, I had the confidence a while ago to even sort out a problem with my printer when an error code suggested it was not repairable. There was no way I was giving up on my printer whilst I still had lots of ink left; I successfully removed and carefully cleaned the print head, using tap water via a syringe provided with my system, which enabled my printer to work again.


The last bottles of ink I ordered and am mostly still using were dated 2015, and I have just received a new delivery of inks this morning (Jan 2020!), having only ordered them at 2pm yesterday. Thank you for the super speed service, so my daughter can now print off her homework tonight.


My brother has a CIE continuous ink system, as do my parents, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends. Getting this system from City Ink Express is a no brainer from my experience. I even have the original Canon cartridges which came with the printer, but which are still sealed.

The CityInkExpress continuous ink system is exceptionally great value for money! We home-school our kids and having a continuous ink system for our Canon MG7751 printer is such a economical printing solution.


The modification instructions are simple to follow and the after-sales support is good. We've had our system more than two years and on average buy a set of refills once every year and a half. The ink doesn't dry out if not used for an extended period of time either!


Highly recommended. I would not go back to buying ink the old way! Thanks CityInkExpress!

I have installed several CIS systems before. This one was easy. It just took some preparation and time and did work first time without any extra head cleaning.


The delivered system was mostly the same as the one in the online videos for priming and fitting.


Ink bottle design has changed from video; small screw top now makes pouring easier. A couple of extra double-sided tape clips for the ink line were supplied, which were not required.