During Epson’s printer cleaning cycle, it dispels ink from its nozzles down a waste pipe into an absorbent pad. Epson has put a counter in their printers that counts every page passed through the printer and has set the printer to shut down after a certain number to prevent overflow of the waste ink pad. Usually, your printer’s waste pad is around 40% to 80% full when the printer starts showing an error message. After the initial message, you can only print 20 pages before your Epson printer refuses to print anymore. There is a workaround that you can use to reset the counter to its initial state. Follow these steps to solve “Epson waste ink pad in the printer is saturated” error.
Warning: Ideally, you should reset the counter when you clean or replace the waste pad. Try to clean or replace the waste ink pad as soon as possible to avoid overflow of ink and any possible damage to your printer.
Reset Waste Ink Pad Counter for Epson L110, L210, L300, L350 and L355
Download the Utility (here). Use WinRar to extract the file. Once extracted and before you begin, make sure your printer’s driver are already installed on the computer. Double-click exe to run the utility. Epson adjustment program screen will appear. Click Select to select the model of your Epson printer. A new window will appear. Select your printer model and click OK.
On the next screen, click the button titled Particular adjustment mode.
A list of options will appear. Choose Waste ink pad counter under maintenance group and click OK.
Another screen will appear. Make sure that Main pad counter checkbox on this page is checked. Click Check button to check current protection counter’s value. Click Initialization button to reset protection counter to the initial value.