Refilling your own ink can be a very cost efficient way to keep ink in your inkjet printer without spending loads of cash on retail inkjet ink cartridges – but refilling your own ink can be tricky. Following are 5 tips you must follow when refilling your own ink cartridges.
Don’t wait until all of the ink is gone to refill
One of the most common mistakes made when someone is refilling their inkjet cartridges for their printer is that people often wait until their ink cartridges are completely empty before they attempt to refill them. Waiting until your ink cartridges are completely empty before refilling them can result in dried out inkjet sponges and can even prevent your cartridges from being able to be refilled again. It’s best to refill your inkjet cartridges when they are half empty in order to avoid the risk of drying out your inkjet ink cartridges and in order to maintain a healthy flow of inkjet ink for your printer.
Refill your ink slowly
For some reason when refilling ink cartridges, most people just jam their ink syringes in their inkjet cartridges and squirt ink all over the place. In order for your inkjet cartridges to properly absorb your refill ink, it’s best to inject your refill ink into your inkjet sponges at a very slow pace. Injecting ink too into your refill cartridges too quickly can damage your inkjet cartridges and lead to leaky cartridges.
Inject the ink in more than one location
Another useful tip for making sure that your inkjet cartridges takes inkjet refill ink well is to inject your inkjet ink in more than one location in your inkjet cartridge’s sponge. Doing this will make sure that your ink has a more balanced flow of ink throughout the inkjet sponge and also helps to make sure that parts of your inkjet cartridge’s sponge won’t dry out.
Clean your syringes thoroughly – and often
Cleaning your inkjet refill syringes very thoroughly is a very important part of refilling your own inkjet printer ink. Lazy inkjet syringe cleaning can lead to mixing multiple colors and will permanently warp the colors of your inkjet colors – forcing you to have to buy another expensive retail inkjet ink cartridge for your printer.
Don’t start printing right away
Now that you’ve managed to properly refill your own printer ink into your cartridge successfully, I’ve only got one more piece of valuable information for you to follow – and that is to avoid printing from the newly refilled ink cartridge right away. Printing immediately after refilling an ink cartridge can lead to leaky ink, ruined printer paper, and can damage your ink cartridges. It’s best to give your inkjet cartridge sponges time to soak up the ink properly before your next print.
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