From the article: Is It Worth Getting Inkjet Cartridges Refilled?
Do you refill you inkjet printer cartridges, or simply buy new ones? If you refill them, where do you get it done and how successful has the process been so far? Would you recommend it?
- actually i got my hp cartridges refilled,i keep on printing but ink does not get finished but on the sensor it shows that the catridges are empty.
- —Guest momo
- No, I don't refill. I bought a black only laser printer for regular printing. I use the color printed only for special prints. I bought the printer for the good color ink.
- I just refilled my blk officejet cartridge, which I originally bought as a remanufactured one. When it ran out of ink, I took it to Walgreens and they could not get it to fill. I took a chance and the advice of the refill sellers customes. It was easy peasy, not messy and I will continue this way until it stops me and I will order another remanufactured, and start the process again.
- —Guest Kathy
Works for me
- I have been refilling Lexmark cartriges for years. I have refilled a black cartridge 15 times before it died. Color is more tricky. The key to refilling these is that you must refill BEFORE you notice it is low on ink. Which means you must estimate when to do it by page count, quality, colors,etc. Lexmark's software has guages that estimate for you. You should check these regularly and don't put off refilling when they show low.
- —Guest David
Canon refills are great
- I buy refilled cartridges for my Canon printer - I've not tried refilling them myself, but the refilled ones are a fraction of the cost of new - I'm happy with that!
- —Guest lotusGirl
i560s refills nicely
- title says it all, been using ims-ink refilling kit for 2 years, no problems
- —Guest fogdog
- I spend about half of my day educating customers about remanufactured ink & toner cartridges. Because there are so many rumors floating around about ink cartridges (most bad ones are started by the cartridge manufacturers to scare you away from remans) it's no wonder that people are scared to try them or have poor results. I have been selling remanufactured and compatible cartridges for 10 years. I have seen the good, the bad & the ugly. In reality, most cartridges are good. The suppliers I buy my finished product from state that (and I can back them up on this) the defect rate on their reman cartridges is less than 2%. Any idea what HP's defective rate is? Just under 2%. Buy your cartridges already refilled. Don't go to Walgreens or any other refill center unless you want a bad experience. I am 2 blocks from Walgreens and I see a lot of their customers AFTER they wasted their money there. Walgreens is a pharmacy, not an ink refiller. I would be happy to answer any questions.
- —Guest Apex Ink
Dell Printer Black Ink Worked Well
- My experience from about 3 years ago only applies to black ink. Bought ink refill kit with instructions to enlarge breather hole on top of cartridge. Hole must be large enough to admit hypodermic needle and allow air to escape around it. Ink will be forced out of bottom as fast as it is injected if air cannot escape. Process is not messy if done properly. Worked well for 1 to 3 refills to each cartridge. Never tried refilling color, but did try their pre-filled multi-color cartridge which did NOT work well. One color was not refilled, making cartridge worthless.
- —Guest mindshift
- HP has a problem with refilling cartridges... they can only be refilled so many times until the chip built in senses what's going on and stops that from happening. The same problem happens with remanufactured cartridges. So these days I stay with new HP DeskJet Ink Cartridges
- —Guest Tom
I refill in cartirdges
- I have had very good luck refilling my own Canon in cartridges for several Canon printers. I have a new type of cartridge that resets the sensor so that it recognizes the cartridge as being full. As far as I can tell, the print quality is as good with the refilled cartridges as with new ones. I do quite a bit of b/w printing as well as color photos. I tried refilling HP cartridges and had no luck with that.
- —Guest Eleanor McChesney
- the best printer for refilling with ink I have found is Lexmark you Just Prize of the top of the cartrege I used a hamer and a thin scewdriver place the blade on the join give a hard tap fill befor it runs out
- —Guest Ernest39
- I got cartridges for an HP printer refilled at Costco but they didn't work when I got them back. I think they probably damaged the sensor part of the cartridges or something.
- —Guest husqvarna