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Ink Cartridge Refill Basics

Which ink cartridges can be refilled?  

Most cartridges from the market leaders (HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark & Dell) can be refilled. Refer to refiller center’s list for cartridges currently supported, otherwise refer to our general cartridge support list: 

Ink Cartridge Refill Support List  (PDF)

 

What are the advantages of a refilled cartridge?

You save money on your cartridge purchase AND it is good for the environment since you get to reuse your cartridge.

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Find a Refill Store Location (USA/Canada/Mexico/UK):

Premium ink refilling services are provided by several major retailers in the USA, Canada, Mexico and United Kingdom – to find the nearest refill store click on map below:

Retail Refiller Map Locator

NorthAmerica-Map

Contact us directly at: INKJET411HELP@gmail.com  if you have any questions regarding support services or locations. 

 

How to Refill Ink Cartridges (HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark & Dell)

 

Using a machine-controlled fill process and your own well-cared for cartridge, you will get excellent quality for less than buying a new cartridge.

Cartridge Filling

“Most importantly, think about not only the up-front price of printer, but also the cost of refilling the printer you buy, how much you’ll be printing, and what you’ll be printing.….if you expect to print only a couple of pages per week, you may as well get a cheap unit…” – Popular Mechanics, Aug 2013

 

When should I refill a cartridge?

We recommend that you refill your cartridge as soon as you see the print quality begin to degrade or completely drop out.  Continuing to print a cartridge that is running dry can damage it (or cause air bubbles to be ingested into the printhead with respect to 4, 5 & 6 cartridge equipped printer models).

Magenta Ink Starvation

Stop printing when a color completely runs out (“ink starvation”) or damage to an integrated cartridge (i.e. two cartridge printer models) or permanent/built-in printhead (i.e. four, five and six cartridge printer models) can occur if you continue to print with the remaining colors only.

Stop Printing when a color drops out

How many times can I refill a cartridge?

Print cartridges can deliver excellent quality long after they first run out of ink.  The number of refills depends on many factors but, most importantly, how well you take care of your cartridge.  Customers can achieve multiple refills on a well-maintained cartridge before deciding to replace it with a new one.

 

What is the proper way to handle a cartridge?        

All 2-Cartridge Printer Models:

As soon as you remove the cartridge from your printer, place it into the plastic storage clip, provided after initial refill (for individual ink tanks, apply protective caps).  This will protect the cartridge and prevent it from drying out. If you do not have the clip, place 1 to 3 cartridges in a letter sized envelope, be careful not to rub print heads together when transporting. Keep in cool place. Bring in for refilling as soon as possible.

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For integrated ink cartridges (i.e. all two-cartridge printer models), do not allow print head nozzles to make contact with objects – this can damage the micro-electronics. Never place tape over the print head nozzles.

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All 4, 5 & 6 Cartridge Printer Models:

When refilling and using individual ink tanks/cartridges (i.e. 4, 5, and 6-cartridge equipped printer models), it is suggested to follow these general guidelines to help maximize print quality output and maintain a healthy printer.

 

 

 

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