July 21, 2006, Newsletter Issue #25: Refilling Color Printer Ink

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Color printer ink may not need to be refilled as much as black printer ink, but the job is a little more complicated to make up for it. When you refill your black printer ink, you have only one color to deal with.

On the other hand, refilling color printer ink cartridges involves three separate pigments of ink that you will need to refill. The actual process of refilling the color printer ink cartridge is the same as a black printer ink cartridge. You will still use a syringe or other injector tool to inject the ink. However, as important as it is to keep your colors separated when refilling the color printer ink, you will either need to thoroughly clean the injector after each color, or simply have three different injectors to start.

Again, the most important thing is not to mix the colors. If you let the colors mix inside the cartridge, you will get prints that are low quality and ill-colored. If you can be careful and keep the colors separate, you will have no problem getting the job done and having great prints in the end.

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