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Replacing black ink with colour ink

Hi, I'm trying to do a uni project and I'm not having much look at the moment. What I want is for the ink in the black cartridge to be a colour ink instead of black. It did seem to work but now it's not. I flushed the cartridge with water several times to clean it out and then placed magenta ink in and the first through prints it started to print the Magenta but then stopped and how all it seems to do is leak from the cartridge and flood the base. The printer is a HP 1220c using HP 45 Cartridge which has the print head on the actual cartridge. Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks Phil

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ink jet printer

Help, I want to make pillows for my kids with pictures of their dogs.  I cannot find any place in Phoenix that has ink jet printers.  What can I do??? Cyndie

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160,000 pounds of ink...

From Juxtapoz Magazine: All you wanted to do was have a smooth commute this morning but of course it takes you an addition two hours because of an overturned tracker-trailer, what a way to start the day right? Well this morning outside of Boston, we can imagine commuters were rubber-necking more than usual as they got to see one hell of a sight . . . 160,000 pounds of industrial printer ink splattered over a 500 foot stretch of road…   I'm not sure it's actually 160,000 lbs of ink, since that's over 72 tonnes.  Let's call it 16,000 lbs, that works out as over $10,000,000 worth of colourful drain flush. I wonder if the driver still has a job?  

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Ink pen refill...what type of ink to use?

Alright, alright, so I did read some older forums regarding a similar issue, however after attempting some of the suggestions noted on there, I encountered some problems... I am addicted to my Uni-Ball Signo Rt Gel pens (.38) - yeah, that's right - they are freakin' awesome! The problem is that I write the hell out of them, and the refills cost 6 cents cheaper than the pens (which aren't cheap either). So, yeah, I did hunt down my dusty inkjet refill kit, and slip that tiny syringe into my empty cartridge, and successfully loaded it with some ink. My excitement soon dissipated as I began writing... the old .38 writing that it used to have turned into a fatty rolling ball writing the bleed through all of my class notes (just putting out too much). It's obvious that I am simply not using the right type of ink. It seems like it might not be viscous enough? I knew it probably wouldn't work the first time, but seeing how I was able to actually 'refill' the pen myself, there MUST be some ink out there that will bring my pen back to life! Any info on the right type of ink would be great! Thanks ~ pete

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how to make invisible ink?

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How To do Invisible ink?

I want to hide my notes,records on the paper.I don't want to use ink.I want to write with invisible ink.so I want to know how to do invisible ink?

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disappearing ink pen hacks?

Best hack to use for diappearing ink pen?

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How to make magnetic ink?

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How to make ink remover? Answered

HI guys ,               My ink remover always get end and i need to purchase a new one but my friends always just put some ink in it and get it repaired but i can't do this . Can any one help me how to repair ink remover 

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i need tattoo ink?

I found a design and a tat. machine (homemade) and I need tat. ink. if you got any recipes I could use it would be great

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Replace calculator ink roller?

How to remove and replace ink roller in Sharp 1197S desk printing calculator

Question by Julia Anne  


old ink jet printer?

What can be made out of an old injet printer? it doesnt print and give the age to much to have repaired shurley it can still be used for some thing else ?

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What to do with ink powder?

Hi, I just happen to have a large quantity of ink powder for a laser printer from leftovers of toners. Any idea what I can do with it? I was wondering if their is a way to make paint, liquid ink or any other craft stuff with it. I also have the waist (mix of the CMYK leftovers). Thank for the help!

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How to make florescent ink?

I have Googled and searched Wiki on how to make fluorescent (ultraviolet) inks. I want to know how to make them. I dont want th lemon juice , corn starch, milk or other types of invisible inks. I want to make the stuff the glows under uv light. I searched using uv, ultraviolet, fluorescent inks but couldnt find anything other than the lemon juice and other types of "invisible" writing. Please help if you know where to find or if you know how to make fluorescent (ultraviolet) inks. You can email me at whitethatchpotentloins@yahoo.com I mean the inks that u can buy for handstampers and that are put in invisible ink markers. I want to make the stuff myself and not have to buy it off the internet.... So while yes there are alot of things that glow under UV, I want it in liquid form.

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ink jet printer to cutter?

Ive got an ink jet printer that bust on me a few days ago, and ive always wonered if it would be possible to replace the ink cartrages with a cutting blade and use it as a vinyl/cardboard/anything else you can think of cutter. my school had a vinyl cutter which i used a lot, but i dont have access to that any more. the only problems i can see are things like "how can i get the blade to come off the paper between letters etc? how would it cope with changes in direction? could it be programmed to follow a line instead of the side to side action?" if this wouldnt work, anyone got any other ideas for a cocked up ink jet printer? shame to waste it. attach a laser?? lol. a really budget laser cutter. could the motors and rails be used for anything else? its got a scanner attached too, but i cant think of a use for that, other than turning it into a SAD lamp (seasonal affected disorder). i think it would be bright enough. ideas?

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when refilling a ink cartridge with micr ink do i need to add regular ink to it as well??

I have tried refilling ink cartridge with micr ink but when i print u can barely see the ink what do i do

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Welcome to Pens ands Inks

Welcome to the group. I hope you are up for the challenge of making your own pens ands inks. I hope to distribute some sort of prize at some point for outstanding pens ands inks. Please feel free to say hi and share your thoughts anytime. Drew

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Esquire's e-Ink cover

A friend writes:If anyone is interested in hacking the E-Ink version of the October issue of Esquire, here's some info. First, it's not available everywhere, but just in major stores like Borders and Barnes & Nobel. I got one at the Emeryville Borders. They have a display rack full of them.After removing the paper, tape, printed plastic and foam padding, here's what's left: (see pic)The PCB has 6 (!) 3V lithium batteries. It looks like one poweres the control electronics and the other five give 15 volts to run the displays. There's a PIC12F629 and some pads for in-circuit programming. There's also a couple of 4094 8 bit shift registers. There are two E-Ink display panels, but they're not general-purpose dot matrix. They have a small number of pre-patterned regions that can be made black or white. If you disconnect a panel from the circuit, the panel remains in its last state.It might be possible to open up a panel and put a different pattern underneath it (say, with a PCB). Might be fun.The PCB could be useful even without the E-Ink displays. You could connect a bunch of LEDs to it and reprogram the PIC. Not bad for $5.99 plus tax.I did later tear open one of the two display panels. You can remove the aluminum backing to reveal the connections printed in cunductive paint on the back of a pattern in conductive plastic. Trying to peel the conductive plastic away from the E-Ink active layer destroys the display, and releasing a tiny amount of E-Ink dust.It does look like one could cut the display into small pieces to possibly make small separate indicators. You'd need to retain the edge that connects to the clear conductive plastic on the front of the display.

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Ink jet phot transfer

Ok so I am doing a project it and looking for a nice way to finish it off. I have this part down pretty good... I have laser printed photos use acrylic medium to transfer the photo to the wood. Then I put some mod podge gloss coat over it. And this looks fine. But... I have recently been interested in using a product called "glaze coat" it's a 2 part epoxy that is used for thinks like counter tops and stuff just gives it a nice hard crystal clear glossy finish. But I'm worried that it might destroy the pictures in the wood if I use it. Any ideas or experience doing this.

Question by Sscarey04  


Ink that doesn't smear when wet.

When I try to make old looking paper by dying it with tea, the ink smears when it gets wet. What kind of ink should I buy?

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how to make ink pen roses?

How do you make ink pen roses that the kids make at school for their parents need instructions asap  for Valentines Day.    gizzy2125

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Inkjet $$$ Ink. Why so expensive?

Whats the cost of inkjet ink? 1000/gal?  could somethin else be used? whats so special about the stuff? and could we run lemon juice thru for invisible ink?  or a UV  ink?  or foodcoloring?

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E Ink to be put on magazine cover

Esquire is going to be celebrating its 75th year with an E Ink cover, the same stuff that's in Amazon's Kindle. There will only be 100,000 copies made for its circulation of 720,000 so grab one if you see it. Magazines always cost two or three times their cover price to make, but this should be way beyond even that. Esquire had to get its own custom battery made and the E Ink can't be too cheap either.So what message is so important for all of this? A flashing message that says, "the 21st Century Begins Now." Link

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Pen that uses blood for its ink

This massive custom pen uses blood for ink. Stick the syringe in your arm, draw some blood, and load it up to start writing your Poe-inspired masterpiece.I've gotten much better at having blood drawn and it doesn't bother me now, but I don't know if I could take some of my own. I'd love to feel how well it writes, though.Only the first minute of this video is worth watching. The rest is just more writing.Note: This is not me and since there's no proof that's blood (watch the editing), I think this is more of a concept and is using red ink. via Core77

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how to make micr ink or ferrofluids?

Need to find out how to make it . required for reading checks

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How To make an magnetic Ink Scanner? Answered

I'll be wanting to make this for my vending machine project but I can only get to work with coins not bills, my problem is that it does not identify if it's a 1$ bill of a 5$. my Research concludes that magnetic ink scanner is the most used ways to read a bill and identify its value.

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Will an inked paper boat dissolve in water?

For one fun activity with kids we wrote letters, made paper boats of them and let them into the lake. We didn’t have time to take them out, they sank somewhere not far away from the point where they started off. So my question is how long will it take for that ink to dissolve (yes, I don’t really want anyone read that stuff:)) and those paper boats to dissolve/tear apart?

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Chmistry buffs: IR invisible ink?

Hey all science-type people, I've seen invisible ink pens and things for sale that contain ink that show up in infrared, instead of ultraviolet light.  That's really appealing to me for a number of project ideas because digital cameras pick up IR exteremely well (especially with their filter removed). The problem is I think I'm going to want a lot of it, and those dumb little pens are crazily expensive. So any of you chemistry buffs out there have a secret formula I could make?  I'd prefer something invisible in regular light, but hey, whatever you've got. :) Thanks in advance for your help, -Kurt

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Esquire Magazine Gets E-inked

E-ink a technology that came out of Eric's lab at MIT a few years ago was having a hard time getting traction and finding a market. It's amazing tech, no doubt. It looks and feels just like paper. A reflective visual experience is actually much nicer on the eyes. You must have seen the Amazon Kindle at a border some time. But few hackers have $350 extra to spend on something to destroy. But rejoice all ye who tinker! Esquire Magazine's October issue has an E-ink cover. And it's available at the normal magazine price, but you'd better hurry there's only 99,999 left after The Dastardly Report got their hands on one and opened it up.-BG TO BORDERS!

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E-Ink (or LCD?) keychain fob

(or: one fob to rule them all)problem: too damned many keychain fobs for all the supermarket and other retail discount clubseach one is designed to be nothing more than advertisement on one side (store logo) and a bar code on the other.solution: electronic keychain that can be programmed to display a store’s logo and discount club’s UPC code. a small LCD might work, but would be difficult to properly scan with bar code scanner. plus, LCDs drain batteries whenever they’re on.something like electronic ink would work better. it’s more reflective, only uses batteries when changing the pixels, and the display only needs to be black and white, so why bother with LCD?(http://www.eink.com/)the whole thing could be really tiny, needing only the controls to scroll through the programmed UPCs, the display itself (maybe .5′’ x 1.25′’), a small battery and a mini-USB port (for plugging into a computer to program in the UPC codes).anybody want to build me one? my keychain’s getting a little cramped.

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Well I bought this item...? Answered

 And it says disappearing ink on the label and the tip of it has some foam on it to write with but when I put it on paper it goes on clear and leaves clear.It is a bottle with a foam covered tip. I was trying to find any way to get the ink back but there was no instructions for it and no name.

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Can you refill a HP ink cartridge?

I'm using a lot of ink and I would like to be able to refill my cartridges. Has anyone done this? I'm afraid I'll really screw up my printer. Thank you.

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How can I make my printer see the ink level as not empty, there is always more ink in the cartrage?

I saw the answer somewhere and can't find it again, so far I think there was some connections on the cartrage that could be shorted ,Anyone know how? disabledan sparky220@gmail.com

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what is the easiest way to make magnetic ink to print checks with?

Checks require "micr" ink to be read by buisness check readers. there has to be a way to make it for almost nothing

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I need a real good recipe for Black computer printer ink! Has anyone tried this that has proven results?Cartridges 2 $$

I Need an inexpensive recipe for Black computer printer ink cartridges! The printers I have are costing too much $$$$ and they dry up too. I have refilled some and it works, but the little bottles cost too much. I would like to make my own ink. It has to be able to dry fast and be lasting and clear. Any ideas?

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removing printed ink from an id card

Hi my student id is a printed plastic photo id card as i am graduating this year it is about to expire is thee away to remove any of the information on the card like the an expiration date?

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Can ink be used to trace a PCB for etching?

I will be making lots of PCBs. I have access to silk screen shop. I was wondering if there is a type of ink or paint i can silkscreen the traces with, rather than using positive coated boards, which cost more.

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Where to get purple UV inks for PCBs?

Hi all! If someone knows, please share the info on where to get purple PCB ink. Or maybe dry film (solder resist)? I'm searching the Internet, but I'm not having any luck. It looks like I'll have to mix it by hand by combining blue and red..

Topic by tlakic97  


Tattoo yourself with a pin and pigmented acrylic ink? Answered

I am wondering if you can tattoo yourself with a sterilized sewing pin and pigmented acrylic dip pen ink. Is the ink ok for tattoos? How for does the needle need to go?

Question by josh1324    |  last reply


what is the recipe of safe homemade tattoo ink?

Homemade tattoos

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Din-Ink! The pen is mightier than the fork.

Want to know what a designer or a food writer might use to eat with in the future? These Din-Ink pen caps/utensils let you eat your food and then write about it immediately after. It's a bizarre fusion of two ideas and I'd be concerned about some sauce getting inside the cap, but it certainly is a conversation piece. link

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Do printer ink refill kits give the same kind of print quality as the manufactures packaged ink?

Do printer ink refill kits give the same kind of print quality as the manufactures packaged ink?

Question by threadbare    |  last reply


Screen printing - Should I use paint or ink?

 I will be printing identification and logo on steel newspaper racks that have been painted with a 25 year exterior latex paint. Is it realistic to expect good results using paint or ink? If the answer is ink, what type?

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How to replace ink roller in Sharp desk printing calculator EL1197S?

How to remove & replace ink roller in Sharp EL1197S desk calculator

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What is the highest temperature the ink from sharpie markers should be heated to? Answered

I need to use some kind of ink for a project that will be heated to around 400 degrees F (~200C). I was wondering if it is safe to use sharpies at these temperatures. The pen won't be heated up. Just the ink. Some kind of technical sheet would be helpful but any info you have is nice too. And also if anyone has ideas about other easily accessible high heat resistant inks then that would be awesome. Thanks!

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