- – ink to refill;
- – three syringes of 10 ml.
Inkjet printer cartridges of different models may differ, but the overall refilling technology is the same. You’ll need the ink of the desired colors, usually it’s red, yellow and blue (some printers additionally refilled black). They can be sold immediately in syringes tubes of 20 ml or you will need three regular medical syringes of 10 ml, in which you should dial the ink of the desired colors.
Remove the cartridge from the printer by following the instructions for operation. A certain amount of ink is poured into the cartridge, the required volume is usually indicated on the case. Put the cartridge on the newspaper with the printing heads down, then in each of the three compartments drill, puncture, fire a heated needle across the hole. It should be located at the top of the cartridge, sometimes there is a specially designed space for it.
Gently enter the syringe needle with ink of the desired color into the hole and refill the cartridge, usually filled with approximately 6 ml. Similarly, refill other compartments with ink appropriate colors. Give the cartridge five minutes to stand, then tape filling holes. Put the cartridge in the printer again and run several cleaning cycles, usually 1 to 3. Check the print quality — if it’s bad, repeat the cleaning cycle. After that, the printer should start working normally.
Since self-fueling of cartridges by users does not benefit printer manufacturers, they began to supply cartridges with special chips, controlling ink consumption. When the ink runs out (or the chip decides it’s run out), a new cartridge will have to be bought. However, users also found loopholes in this case. In the simplest case, a new chip is simply bought and put on a refilled cartridge. Buying a chip and paint for refueling costs less than acquiring a new cartridge.
On some printer models, users have learned to zero in on chips, allowing cartridges to be used almost unlimited number of times. Finally, many users began to install homemade CISs on the inkjet printer, a continuous ink supply system, this method should be considered the most successful solution to the problem. In such a system, the ink compartments in the cartridge are connected by thin tubes to donor tanks, from which the ink flows into the cartridge as they are spent. Thus, the cartridge never turns out to be empty.