Sunday, October 3, 2010

How do you put a new ink cartridge in the printer?

An ink cartridge or inkjet cartridge is a replaceable piece of an ink jet printer that contains the ink. Each cartridge contains one or more separate ink tanks.

Replacing an ink can be expensive, especially if you do a lot of printing or copying. Fortunately, many manufacturers have developed ink for refillable ink cartridges. Very often, people can save up to 50% or more of a replacement cartridge. The refill kits inkjet contain user-friendly tools and easy to follow instructions for filling an ink cartridge.

The following are general instructions for putting a cartridge in the printer:

1. Buy an ink refill kits at a store office supplies, computer store, or department stores.

2. Collect all the materials you need to reload cartridges. This may include: syringes, latex gloves and paper towel

3. Remove the empty cartridge from the printer. Depending on the type of printer, there may be a particular method of removal of the cartridge. Consult your printer manual on how to fill a single type of ink cartridge.

4. Place the empty cartridge on a piece of paper.

5. Find the fill holes on the top of the cartridge by sliding your finger on the label.

6. Use a pencil or toothpick to punch holes in the top of the refill ink cartridge.

7. Insert the needle along the ink refill bottle into the hole properly.

8. Gradually, add the ink. It 'important to make sure not to overfill. It is usually 10 cc for the black ink and about 5 to 8 cc of colored ink.

9. Stop when you look at the ink that comes out of the hole. Remove the needle from the hole after expelling the remaining ink.

10. Pat carefully the contacts of the cartridge on paper towel to observe a spot of ink that comes out.

11. Cover the hole with a small piece of transparent tape. Be sure not to transfer the colors.

Repeat steps for each ink color. There are three colors of ink: magenta, cyan and yellow. Follow the instructions on each hole to insert color or push a toothpick through the holes to get to know the colors, as the directions on printer cartridge

12. Put the cartridge into the printer.

13. Leave the cartridge in the printer for about 12 hours before using. This allows the sponge inside the cartridge to become evenly impregnated with the ink.

14. Print multiple pages of test to ensure that the ink is running.

There are a number of different ways of recharging your ink cartridge. The advantages include that they are charging a lot less than replacing a used cartridge with a new cartridge, and help keep ink out of the environment that is toxic to the soil. It will also help reduce the amount of waste entering landfills. The next time the ink cartridge runs out, consider buying an ink refill kit .