Do you want to save money on your printer costs, but do not want to use generic brands or knock offs that will compromise the quality of your prints? Then there is a simple and cost effective way that will still give you the same great quality print outs; simply use refill kits. Although a lot of big brand name companies will tell you not to use refill kits, simply because it will impact on their profit margins, refilling your HP inkjet cartridges will not only save you a lot of money, it will also lessen your carbon footprint.
But the sound of refilling your own printer cartridges can send a lot of people running to the hills in fear, but if you follow the instructions then it is actually very quick and simple and not messy at all. So, for all of you sceptics out there, here is a look at how to refill your own HP inkjet cartridges at home without the mess.
Step By Step Guide To Refilling Your HP Inkjet Cartridges
Firstly keep in mind that you are working with ink, and there is always the possibility that you might mess and that the ink can land on your clothes or work surface. Thus you will need to be prepared for the worse and you should cover your work area and wear old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Also keep in mind that empty cartridges left for more than three days might be more difficult to refill and in the end the quality of the print outs might not be the same as some of the ink has dried at the bottom of the cartridge. So be sure the refill your cartridges as soon as possible in order to make sure that they have the same high quality print outs.
Now you need to assemble your syringe and place the right colour in the appropriate colour slot in your cartridge. Apply a small amount of pressure to the syringe and do not try to squeeze all of the ink into the cartridge all at once. Once the chambers are full a little bit of colour might spill over, so make sure to close all of the other chambers when you are refilling one to avoid mixing your colours.
Now you can place the cartridges back in the printer and run about three cleaning cycles on your printer, or as per the instructions. If possible you should leave the cartridges in the printer for about eight hours before you start printing with them. Just keep in mind that even though the cartridges are full the printer will not recognise them as full and will show them as empty on the gauge. It is possible to reset them, but on some models you will not be able to reset it back to full.