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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 inksell.com 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
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.
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!
Buying a new ink cartridge is expensive, especially if you have a lot to print or you're printing out photos. Recently I've noticed that I can't even print out 100 black and white pages before I need to change my ink cartridge. I have set the printer to the setting where I print out the pages using the ink saving setting. I don't need high quality pages and therefore it is not necessary to use the high resolution or normal setting on my printer.
I live in a country that imports all of our goods. Therefore, our ink is rather expensive and it is not practical to use to print out large amounts of documents. Fortunately, I can buy the ink I need to refill my own ink cartridges. When I refill my ink cartridge I find that I can now print out close to 250 pages before I need to refill the cartridge again. Refilling your ink cartridge is simple. Here is all you need to do the job.
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 1 refilled ink cartridge
Refilling is really a money saver, I have been doing this for over 6 years. The key is buying the ink that is designed for the manufacturer's tanks/cartridges.
I purchased the pint bottles of ink from InkSite.Com in 2000, very nice company to deal with. Pint bottles are $27.00 + $5.85 shipping. The manufacturer's blend of ink for my Canon Printers.
Just bought hubby an inexpensive Canon printer and checked the model # with Inksite to see if the ink was compatible with what I have. Good news is that it was.
At the price of cartridges and tanks, it certainly pays especially if you use color printing a lot.
Don't believe the negative talk you hear about refilling.
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Can you refill HP cartridges?
By Baz C.
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.
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.