Steps on How to Refill Ink Cartridges

To save money and effort, many users tend to refill their own inkjet cartridges instead of buying a new one. Refill kits are available online and at the nearest office supply store. The kit usually comes with syringes, drill bits, plastic stoppers, and the ink inside the vials. If you are a do-it-yourself guy, and you want to know the steps of refilling ink in the cartridges, just follow the instructions below:

  1. The first thing to do is to remove the cartridge from the printer. It should be noted that most printers have a black and color cartridges.
  2. Make a hole in your cartridge using the drill bits that were being provided in the refill kit. The hole is usually found on the top side of many inkjet cartridges and is covered with a label. Remove the label and make the hole using the drill bits.
  3. Using the syringes, take the ink from the vial and carefully inject it into the cartridge until it is full.
  4. After injecting, cover the hole with plastic stoppers that are available in the kit or a tape as another option. After, you can put the cartridge back to the printer.
  5. The final step is to clean your printer head using a cloth. A clean printer head leaves a neat rectangular mark when you clean it. To be sure, print a test page to check the cleanliness of your printer head.

These are the proper ways of refilling your inkjet cartridges. Refilling can be a messy job. Therefore, it is important for everyone to be careful when doing it.

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