New Epson P7 and 9 Series Cartridges

Just caught this from Epson -

Does this mean no chip or an old school chip? Any ideas?

Epson SureColor® P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000 Ink Cartridge Transition and Necessary Firmware Update
Due to the continuing chip shortage, UltraChrome® HD and HDX ink cartridges of all sizes will transition to a different design with new part numbers starting June 1, 2023.

This change affects the SureColor P6000, P7000, P8000, and P9000 printers worldwide. To use these new cartridges, the printers require new firmware BEFORE installing the new cartridges in the printer or running out of ink when using the current cartridges. For that reason, it is critical that all customers update their printers to the latest firmware (available at as soon as possible.

There is no chemical or formula difference between the old and new inks. The current ink cartridges have a chip that notifies the printer there is no more ink remaining in the cartridge. The new ink cartridges will operate without that chip. Ink levels will instead be determined by an accurate droplet count done by the printer. This measurement method may lead to an earlier indication of low ink levels. To compensate for this, Epson America is lowering the end user purchase price.

For instructions to update your firmware or more information visit

Yes indeed. This looks like they are going chipless similar to how Canon was forced too!

This is very good for people wanting to do alternative inks like Piezography and UV45 silk screen, DTF, etc.


Yes had just ordered a set from you for my 7000 and excited about the possibility of not having to buy the chips in the future…


And the weirdos that mix their own inksets. Hey, wait a minute…