Q. Can I
refill HP 364 chipped cartridges?
A. Yes you can refill these - My belief is that
they are based on a Canon design (Canon make all the printer
engines for HP laser Printers so it is not surprising that they
might get an existing Canon inkjet rebadged etc) The cartridges look
very similar in shape / size etc but you cannot get the Canon to fit
- we tried!
For refilling the only thing we do not have is
chips or a Chip Resetter - like the Canon's of
the same design you can still refill and carry on using the existing chip(s) - The Canons come up with a message asking you to confirm
that you want to continue with a "refilled cartridge"
This may no
appear a perfect solution to you -
but I suspect that nothing else will be available for refillers for
A Full set of Original XL's cost close to £80
and I can't see the point of the "Standard Yield" as they
undoubtedly will cost more to run
There are some compatibles appearing which
don't have the chips fitted - you have to take the chip(s) off the
originals and use them on the compatibles. Doing this you will still
get the messages on the screen.
So that is as much as I can tell you as of
today - you can refill and we have the matching inks and the refill
method and tools etc - just you have to suffer the confirmation
message - I believe it comes on every time that you do a print job.
Q. Which printers/cartridges does the Epson 7 Pin Chip Resetter work with. How do I make sure?
A. Take a look at the list of printers we have listed on our Epson Chip Resetter page and check that your printer/cartridge is listed.
Q. Will Resetters work with chips on compatible makes of cartridges?
A. Possibly, however, because of the different technology used in the non-original makes of chips (Different from each other and different from the original Epson branded chip) there is no guarantee given that it will. The JY268 Universal resetter is designed to successfully reset Epson original chips. If it works with a compatible chip then call it a bonus!
Q. When do I need to replace the internal battery?
A. The answer should be never as the unit is expected to reset chips 1000 plus times
Q. I have one of the following printers - Epson C70, C70 plus, C80, C82, Photo 950, 960, 2100, 2200 - what are your recommendations?
A. Many Resetters will NOT reset these chips - however, with the 7 Pin Chip Resetter (click here) they can be reset. The Epson cartridges use pigment inks and because the Epson cartridge is designed to work best with this type of ink we recommend that you use it to refill the Epson bodies
If you want pigmented inks for this range of printers (including the 2100 and 2200 printer) then we can supply this from stock. Click here for pigmented inks
Q. How many times can I refill and reset my carts?
A. The chips can be reset thousands of times, but we recommend 5-10 refills then purchase new cartridges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I refill my black
cartridge with colour ink?
Usually yes. It is suggested that the cartridge
is flushed out with cleaning solution several times prior to refilling with the
correct ink otherwise contamination will result.
Is it difficult to refill a
No our purpose made refill kits are designed with detailed
instructions and easy to use tools - The only note of caution we add is that it is best to refill a cartridge which has been kept in the printer and has not dried out
How many times can I fill my
It depends on the cartridge. Many cartridges are
simply reservoirs and can be refilled many times as there are no parts that
wear. Cartridges with built-in printheads typically can be refilled 3 - 6 times
without affecting the print quality. This type of cartridge will wear out for a number of
other reasons but their life can be prolonged by frequent topping
up rather than allow them to run completely out of ink. It also depends on a number of other factors.
Crucial among these is (1) keeping the ink flowing i.e. not
allowing the ink to dry out in the print head. On the majority of non piezo
printers (HP Lex Canon) when the ink runs out and the user continues to try
printing, continued use can result in permanent & irreversible printhead
damage. (2) Less serious but nonetheless important is not to leave the printhead
exposed to the air. If an empty cartridge is removed from a printer the print
head should ideally be protected from air by covering it with a tape to prevent
drying out. A cartridge well looked after can be successfully refilled many
times - contrary to what some makers say. To repeat again the key is to keep them
"topping up" and not to allow the ink to "run out".
Can I use the same ink to refill different types of cartridges?
No. Each type of printer functions in a slightly different manner . As a
result each ink is developed to suit a particular printer and has different
properties such as the particulate size and surface tension bigger particle size
and it can block the printhead - smaller size and it is not held inside if put into the wrong
cartridge resulting in leakages.
Is the quality of the ink that
euroink supplies as good as the original?
All our inks are made to OEM standards and are designed to perform as good as
the original ink.
Will I save much by refilling?
With our Bulk Refill Kits you can expect to save up to 90%! E.g. a
Lexmark Z13 Colour cartridge costs say 25.00 - Our matching refill kit gives
10 fills (cost 16.99) therefore refill cost can be under 2!
What do I get in a refill kit?
The refill kits are manufactured by InkTec and contains ink, the tools
and detailed instructions for refilling the cartridge. The only other item you
need is the cartridge from your printer.
Where should I fill my cartridge?
Fill the cartridge in a "wet" area such as the laundry or lay
newspaper down on the surface where you are filling so that any drops can be
absorbed. This is a precaution particularly for new refillers. Once you get some
practice you should not spill any drops of ink.Typically it takes about 5 minutes to refill a
cartridge once you get the hang of it.
How do I get ink off my fingers?
A mild solution of bleach and water will remove the ink. (ie 1 part bleach
and 9 parts water.)
Will refilling void my warranty?
Printer manufacturers want you to continue to buy new cartridges and are
concerned about what you may refill the cartridge with. If the cartridge is
filled with solvents this can damage both the cartridge and the printer. An ink
that is not designed to be used in a particular printer can cause the printhead
to block. The ink we supply matches the properties of the manufacturers ink.
Should you have a problem with the printer you should replace the cartridge with
a new one so that the dealer has no reason to try and void your warranty.
Can I buy bulk ink?
Yes. You will save even more money once you have the tools to refill your
cartridge. This is very relevant for those with a colour cartridges. As you
refill these you will find that depending on the type of printing you are doing
you will use one colour more than the others. As a benefit you can purchase a
single colour rather than purchasing all three.
Is the shipping free?
Delivery is free for refill kits and bulk ink. For orders overseas please
contact us for a quote.
I have refilled my Epson cartridge and have put it back in the printer but
the "out of ink" light will not turn off?
Leaving your printer on take the cartridge out and re-instal it. This will
then switch the light off.
What Guarantees do I have in dealing with
is part of ProPrint (established last century - 1997) is dedicated to offering quality
refill kits and inks at very competitive prices.
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The following tips are put together to help you with refilling and prolong
the life of your cartridge.
Read the Instructions
It may sound simple, however, the instructions are simple to follow so long
as you read them carefully. Many problems are overcome by reference to these
Keep Cartridges (with printheads as part of the cartridge) Topped Up
Cartridges with printheads as part of the cartridge will normally have their
life extended by regularly topping up rather than letting them run dry before
refilling. This is because the resistors that direct the printhead to fire ink
through the printhead become exposed to the air when the cartridge is near empty
causing them to overheat and this will reduce their efficiency or cause them to fail
Gently Shake the Bottle of Ink Prior to Refilling
To ensure uniform distribution of the pigment you should gently shake the
bottle of ink prior to each refilling session.
Dried Out Cartridges
Cartridges should not be allowed to dry out as this may cause a blockage due
to dried ink in the printhead resulting in streaky printing. Cartridges should
always be topped up and if stored out of printer, the printhead (where it is
part of the cartridge) should be kept moist such as occurs when stored in the
manufacturers storage box. If you do not have one of these you can keep the
printhead moist by placing insulation tape over the printhead ink outlet.
Recovering Blocked Cartridges (those with built in
It is sometimes possible to recover a cartridge which has a printhead that
has blocked up. By placing the printhead part of the cartridge in a saucer
containing 50% boiling water and 50% bleach for three minutes this should
hydrate dried ink to allow the ink to flow through the printhead. It is
preferable to do this when the cartridge is empty and then put a small volume of
ink into the cartridge to test the print quality. This should be followed by
inserting the cartridge into the printer and running the printer through its
printhead cleaning cycle. Note that this procedure can only be performed a few
times as the cartridge may be affected by the hot water.
You should also be aware that cartridges do eventually wear out and when you
get a severe blockage you will need to replace with a new cartridge.
When a cartridge is refilled it changes the equilibrium inside and may need
time to adjust. It is good practice to stand the cartridge on some newspaper for
15 minutes to equalize. This is often the case with some Epson cartridges which
can take up to a day to equilibrate but are generally O.K. in less than half an
NEVER put a leaking cartridge into your printer!
Refer back to your instructions and check you have used the correct procedure - take some ink out of the cartridge and wait until it stops leaking.
Overfilling is the main cause for leakage. In the case of certain Hewlett
Packard blacks pressurisation (see heading above) is important
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