February 8, 2008, Newsletter Issue #101: Avoiding the Mess When You Refill Ink Cartridges

Tip of the Week

Anyone who has ever tried to refill an ink cartridge has probably been faced with a nasty cleanup. There are ways that you can help prevent spills from happening as well as keeping them from being catastrophic when they do occur. Here are a few tips on how to do just that. Have some newspapers handy. Don't attempt to refill an ink cartridge over your carpet, tile, or even concrete. Ink spills will stain and are almost impossible to get out.

Refill the ink cartridge over a few sheets of newspaper to provide a buffer in the event of a spill. Also, have a few rags around. If a spill happens, you will want an absorbent material to soak up the ink. Ink is a thin liquid and will soak up quickly with the right cloth. Messes and spills can happen when you refill ink cartridges, but don't worry. After only a few tries, most people get the hang of it and spills are not concerns anymore.

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