How to Refill an Ink Cartridge

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from heroicarts and more videos in the Printers category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at If you use your inkjet printer regularly, you’ve probably discovered that the cost of replacing the cartridges can quickly exceed that the printer itself. Refill the cartridges yourself to save some money. To complete this How-To you will need: Disposable plastic gloves An ink refill kit And some paper towels Step 1: Put on gloves Put on disposable plastic gloves to protect your hands from the ink. Step 2: Remove empty ink cartridge Remove the empty ink cartridge from your inkjet printer. Step 3: Place on paper towels Place the empty cartridge on a bed of paper towels to catch spillage. Step 4: Follow instructions Follow the instructions included with your ink refill kit. Each type of ink cartridge has a different refill procedure, so make sure you read carefully. Tip: Regardless of the type of ink cartridge, handle it with care. You can easily damage the cartridge, resulting in leaks that render it useless. Step 5: Blot print head After completing the refill procedure, use a folded paper towel to carefully blotβ€”not wipe or rubβ€”the print head at the bottom of the cartridge. Do this until it stops bleeding. Tip: Extend the life of your


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  7. Janskleig

    that is the same printer as yours!

  8. chibihuynh

    i have the same too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. lawlnova

    did he say bleed?

  10. bingolax34

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  11. jformaldehydem

    You’re refilling an ink cartridge while wearing a signed Dropkick Murphys shirt’? You bastard!

  12. krustypunk3

    You have the same printer as i do is great!
    also DROPKICK MURPHIES!!!!!!!!

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  15. waitingforbrain

    stop saying f u spammer!

  16. Phanact

    lol did anyone noticed the number 69 on that ink cartridge

  17. SouthernJediFilms

    Hey, that guy ahs a Boondock Saints tattoo

  18. ihatemath2696

    dropkick murphys

  19. Ilikepies247

    / \
    this is bob copt and past this so bob con take over youtube

  20. sbreaver

    you may also need a chip resetter to reset the ink level.. or else the ink level will keep showing empty and you can’t print anything..

  21. Peanut4888

    / \ ☻

    I kicked Bob’s Ass

  22. 4sakes

    HP has figured out how to keep you from doing this. They make it so that the printer doesn’t recognize the cartridge.


    my ink cartrige cost like $30 fucking bucks but i take my empty inkcartringe to walgreens to get a refill for about $15 i save so much money

  24. maphound

    The trick is to “top off” the cartridges each week rather than refilling them when they become empty. Otherwise, fill them as soon as you get a message that the ink is running low. Topping-off avoids the problems of refilling and extends the life of the cartridge.
    I buy 125 ml of black ink on e bay for less than $10 and get 25 refills.

  25. yorkhillapt

    reply to 4sakes: so don use H P..

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