Refilling Ink Cartridges
When your ink cartridge is empty, most people send it off for recycling and buy a new replacement. However, replacement ink cartridges don’t come cheap; it costs a lot less to refill the cartridge yourself using a specially designed kit. Inkjet refill kits can be found on the internet and in most shops selling printer cartridges. There are two separate kits available, one for filling black cartridges and one for colour. The black refill kit is a lot simpler as you are only dealing with one colour. The colour refill kits are slightly more complex as you have three separate colours Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, these are the 3 primary colours for printing. Most kits are the same, however some have slightly different instructions specific to a certain brand or type of cartridge. If your printer model/brand is listed on the outside of the box it may be easier to use than other brands. Generally, a refill kit can be used to fill any type of cartridge.
It is not difficult to refill your own ink cartridges, as long as you follow the instructions you should have no problems. Be warned, refilling your ink cartridge is messy task. Ink can stain your clothing, furnishings and your skin. Make sure you cover your work area and wear old clothes before you begin!
Remember, if your cartridge has a digital chip that moniters the ink levels, you will need to purchase a chip resetter tool to enable the cartridge to work. Check your local ink cartridge shop or online retailer to buy one for your printer.