How to change your ink cartridges
Printers are a necessity these days, they can be found on every desk and in nearly every home across the UK. They cost very little to buy and are often sold below manufacturer value. What are not given away are the ink cartridges which make printers useful! In many cases, the cost of ink cartridges is often more than the cost of the printer. Because of this, changing your ink cartridges should be done correctly so maximum use of the ink is achieved.
Each printer manufacturer makes their printers unique so that you must purchase their printer ink. Regardless of which printer you own, you will need to get to the inside of the printer to change the ink cartridges.
Look for colours
There are usually only two or sometimes 4 ink cartridges to change. To find the cartridges you need to open the door of the printer, they should be visible. Sometimes the cartridges are hidden at either side of the printer; this means you might need to push a button on the printer to move the cartridges to the centre, where they can be easily accessed.
To remove the ink cartridges out of the printer, you will often need to release a plastic catch, or pull or push on a small lever; they should come out with little or no resistance.
After you have removed the cartridges, have a quick glance into the printer, if there is any ink residue, this should be cleaned up using a dry lint free cloth. If the ink residue is not cleaned, it could clog the print heads of your new cartridges.
When you install the new ink cartridges, each colour goes into the same slot it came out of. Always place the cartridges ‘heel to toe’. There should be a ‘click’ to signify they are firmly in place. You are almost done. You might need to push a button on the printer to reset the new cartridges, always read your printer manual. Otherwise, turn the printer back on and you’re good to go!