Refilling Ink Cartridges

Save money by refilling your own printer cartridges. I found that refilling ink cartridges is very simple and will save a ton of money! I ordered a refill kit from and it came with everything to do the job. The kit cost $12, and was good for 4 refills. I didn't spill a drop, and customer service is excellent with the company.

By Roger from Hampton, VA

June 30, 20040 found this helpful

you may have an easy cartridge to refill but let me tell you when I tried to refill mine,it was a total said you didn't need to close up the hole you used to refill the cartridge,well on mine -the plugs I took out would not go back in place and the ink spilled out into my printer making a horrible mess.I have a Hewlett Packard office jet and it was ruined.I now pay the price for new cartridges and my Printer is in good shape..

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July 19, 20060 found this helpful

I know that refilling your own cartridges is cheaper, but doing so may void your warranty. Check your warranty to make sure you aren't going to end having to buy a new machine if the ink does any damage. If you pay for service on your printers (e.g. a company machine) then you may be voiding the service contract as well. Too many of the refill systems end up damging the machiens and printheads, so lots of companies now will include coverage for this kind of damage in their warranty.

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July 19, 20060 found this helpful

Some brands of printers are easier to refull than others. My husband is a wiz at it - but he still can't do our HP. Canons and Lexmarks are good in this respect from our experience - and older printers are easier to refill - because they have put booby traps in the newer cartridges to make them harder to refill! It's worth a few bucks to try - FYI - printers are terribly cheap (relatively) these days - because they make $ on the CARTRIDGES - not the printers!

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August 9, 20060 found this helpful

With prices so low for cartridges from why bother with the mess.... I have used these cartridges and cannot tell the difference from the manufacturers own brand!

Jim in Jax

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March 15, 20080 found this helpful

I happened to be in a town (other then my own) in November of 2007. We don't have a Staples in my hometown so I decided to visit theirs'. After shopping and going up to pay for my purchases, I noticed they had an ink cartridge refill station. I asked how much it cost to refill a Brother ink cartridge. The sales person informed me that they can ONLY refill HP ink cartridges, as they were threatened with lawsuits from ALL other brand names if they DID NOT cease filling them.

What a PATHETICALLY GREEDY country the 'good ole USA' has become. Everybody has their hands out to file lawsuits constantly!!! Fill you own if you can and the devil with the greedy ones!!!!

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks to all who replied.


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Can you refill HP cartridges?

By Baz C.

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November 16, 20110 found this helpful

There are stores that cater to refilling ink cartridges. They should be able to refill HP cartridges. And at a lower cost than new HP cartridges. Why not call one and ask them?

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

Cartridge World is one company that refills them.

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

If you can get the refills or the bulk ink then you can refill it because hp does they just have the plugs but my friend does and puts a small screw in the hole so it won't leak. It used to come in bottles in Staples but Dell wouldn't let them sell their ink until they removed the refills.

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

Yes you can. We do it all the time but they are only good for about 2 times and then you have to replace them.

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

If you have an Office Max near you they refill HP cartridges for $10 after a one time fee. I tried doing it myself once and wound up having to buy a new printer.

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