Re-Fill Printer Cartridge

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Introduction: Re-Fill Printer Cartridge

Everyone has an inkjet printer, and everyone hates buying ink, because it is so dang expensive!

With this instructable, you can save about $100 every year!
(not to mention saving the environment)

Step 1: The Tools/Supplies

A few tools are required..


Tools:
Drill
Small Drill Bit
Scissors
Syringe

Supplies:
Electrical/Duct tape
Ink Re-Fill kit
Empty Ink Cartridge
Paper Towels

(optional) gloves

Step 2: Drill

Flip the Inkjet cartridge on it's side and drill a small hole,
so that you can fill the cartridge with new ink.

I messed up on making the hole, you have to drill it close to the 'front' of the cartridge.

Step 3: Fill Er' Up

Now you need to fill the cartridge

Lay down a paper towel then,
Fill your syringe with 10ml ink and fill your cartridge.


Step 4: Seal the Deal

Cut a piece of tape 1 inch long and tape the hole shut.

Step 5: Test the Cartridge

Put the cartridge back in your printer

After your printer has stopped calibrating itself, you'll need to test your handiwork.


Print the attached file, if it comes out completely black, with no fading, you are good

if you have fading across the page, you need more ink.





Enjoy!

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I LOVED THAT PRINTER.......

TILL I TOOK IT APPART

Hi, just simply put an hole on the top of cartridge and inject the syringe on there designated colors. for more information and instructional article just visit ink for printers

Where does one buy just the ink?

I'd like to know how to make the ink itself! Is this feasible?

Sure, you can make your own ink, and it can be cost effective. If you live in an area with abundant black walnut trees, many people will practically beg you to take the fruits out of their yard. You can boil the walnut husks for a nice brown ink and if you add some rusty iron into the mix (or simply boil it in a rusty old iron pot) you can get a very rich black ink. It is Archival too! I have made several gallons of it for the cost of a few burned logs and an hour or so of time.

You can buy the ink on Ebay, for a couple bucks


i would advise that you not make your own, it's a lot more cost-effective to buy pre-made ink, and use it

Where can I get a syringe?

i believe drug stores have them, alternately you can find them online

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 The modern ink cartridges are too smart, i wish this will work with my epson FX-800+ . but drilling may damage the cartridge, I'd better peel off the sticker, fill cartridge and put the sticker back

 Nothing ventured nothing gained my friend!