printer ink cartridges

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tom Weeks, May 29, 2002.

  1. Tom Weeks

    Tom Weeks Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anyone here have any experience with those cartridge refill kits with the hypodermic needle that you use to REFILL the old cartridge rather than just buying a new one? Do they work or do they just make a mess?
     
  2. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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    They can work, they can make a mess, they can also not work properly if the ink is too thick or thin.

    You might have to try it yourself and see.
     
  3. Chris Bardon

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    I've had some good experience with them, but you can only refill a cartridge so many times. Make sure to not let them dry out too much, and make sure that they're clean before replacing them. As for the mess-if you follow the instructions it should be fine, but good to do on some paper towels or something just in case. I filled the cartridges on my printer five or six times out of a $30 kit, so they're well worth the money.
     
  4. Brad_V

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    They work fine. But, if you do a google search, you can find cartridges (for some models anyway) pretty cheap. $6 for a drop-in cartridge isn't so bad. Refilling is still cheaper, though.
     

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