Cartridges: “New” Epson Ink Cartridge T125 Series

New Epson Ink Cartridge  – T125

Epson stylus ink cartridge T125120, T125220, T125320, T125420 ink cartridgesNew printers from Epson come with a secret feature – a new cartridge (T125 series ink cartridges).  There are four (4) flavors of these cartridges (t125) for Epson’s low-end 4-color all-in-ones like the:

The T125 series cartridges come in 4 flavors, black, cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow.

T125 series ink cartridges from Epson - Four (4) in the series.

Cartridges use durabrite pigment based ink resulting in durable inkjet prints.  These printers are fine, but they are identical in function to the previous generation (NX400, NX100, NX110, Workforce 500) of Epson printers, with the exception of wireless printing which is standard on the NX420, and Workforce 520 printers.  If wireless printing is not a big deal for you, then look at some of the other Epson offerings like the NX400, and Workforce 500. The older the printer, the more 3rd party printing choices there are out there.  New printers are impossible to work with – look for coupons and deals.

Pricing and part numbers from the Epson Website.

Epson pricing for the T125, T125120, T125220, T125320, T125420, inkjet print cartridges for the NX420 and others.

New cartridge = New chip.

A new cartridge means (2) two things for those looking for a compatible (cheaper) cartridge – a new chip, and new plastic cartridge molds. It also means that ink cartridges will be hard to find in the first 30-60 days (Epson) of release, and generic cartridges will arrive somewhere in the next 180 days (not available currently).  Epson is employing a two chip configuration on all their cartridges, so the T125 series are almost impossible to refill, and even harder to make “re-manufactured.” Compatible cartridges cannot be imported to the USA (thanks to a legal victory by Epson several years ago), so you will not be seeing compatible or generic cartridges at your local Staples, Office Depot, Target or Walmart.  Look online, and look in about 30-60 days.  If you need cartridges immediately, stay away from the T124 cartridges.

Theses cartridges are identical to their predecessors, but with a new chip, and new plastics to deal with, count on getting ripped off with Epson brand inks for the foreseeable future.

Printers that use the T125 series ink cartridge:

Epson Stylus NX125 inkjet printer.


Epson Stylus NX127 inkjet printer.


Epson Stylus NX420 inkjet printer.


Epson Workforce 520 inkjet printer.

WF 520