Compliment your printer with HP ink refills from InkBank and you'll have a hard to beat combination. Most HP ink cartridges are quite easy and very economical to refill and usually work for number of successful refills - if looked after.
Each refill kit contains ink for several refills, all the tools you will need, as well as detailed instructions in English. Black and colour refill kits are available separately. When you've used up the supplied ink, individual colours can be bought individually (here) in different quantities. The supplied ink is not made by HP, but is formulated specifically for HP printer ink cartridges and ink tanks. Premium quality, quick drying dye or pigment ink.
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Scroll down to find HP ink refills for your printer - or read on for more info on HP ink cartridge refilling.
Can my HP ink cartridges be refilled? Any tricks?
1 - Refill HP cartridges before empty... Most Hewlett Packard ink cartridges (with print-head) are pretty easy to refill, if you know how. Cartridges should not be allowed to run out of ink. Refilling (topping up) HP cartridges before or as soon as any colour (or black) starts to fade, can considerably extend the ink cartridge/print-head life. Topping the cartridges up frequently is best approach, but even empty cartridges usually work fine after refilling.
2 - Do not overfill HP ink cartridges... Some HP ink cartridges hold so little ink that even adding as little as 2ml can result in overfilling and the cartridge leaking. Watching the print-head (while injecting ink) for leaks and removing little ink after refilling is the easiest way to prevent leaks.
3 - Read (and follow) the refilling instructions...
While many HP cartridges look similar, the refill process and colour positions can be different from one cartridge to the next.
4 - Invest in high capacity (XL) cartridges... Many recent HP cartridges are available in either standard or high yield version. In the past, the only difference between high yield and standard HP cartridges was the amount of ink they came with. These days, not only do the standard cartridges come filled with less ink, but more often than not, the internal sponge that holds the ink is lower capacity as well. In other words, it may not be possible to fill the non-XL HP cartridges to full capacity.
HP ink refills & ink levels
One drawback with refilling most HP printers is that your printer will not display the ink levels (ink gauge) with refilled cartridges. This can make working out when to refill tricky. Software from www.inkmon.org can make the task easier.
HP ink refills for # 564 and #920 now available...
HP original # 564 and 564XL cartridges as used in Photosmart A109, A209, A309, B8550, C5380, C6375, C6380, D5460 etc are fairly easy and very economical to refill. The ink chips fitted to these cartridges can not be reset, so you will lose the ink level indicators, but as these printers continue to function with "empty" cartridges, it's not a major problem. As the 564 ink tanks are not transparent, working out when to refill can be tricky.
HP genuine 564 cartridges have changed! Recent 564's don't have the ink inspection window on the bottom and more importantly - the internal design has been modified to make refilling harder. HP have removed the internal connection between the front and rear chamber in the new cartridges, so the cartridges can only be filled to 1/2 capacity (same as new). The only way to get around this is to buy high capacity (XL) cartridges. These can be filled to full capacity.
Note: There are 2 black refill kits available for the "564" printers. H-564/920 is for printers with one black cartridge (eg Photosmart A209, Officejet 6000 series) and H-564BB for printers with two black cartridges (eg Photosmart A309, Premium etc). The colour refill kit H-564C refills the 3 colours (C/M/Y) and is same for all 564 and 920 printers.
HP920 cartridges are same as HP564XL, use the same ink set and refill exactly the same - except for the black 920XL.
Tip: Save the original cartridge outlet (orange plastic) clip that comes fitted to new 920XL black cartridges. Refill clip is included with each 564 & 920 refill kit, but it only fits the 564/564XL and 920 back cartridge, not the 920XL (black).
NEW: HP950 and 950XL genuine cartridges (including setup cartridges) are easy to refill. The only drawback is that you need at least two sets of cartridges, to overcome the printer "ink depleted" error. There are no chip resetters, or auto-reset cartridges available for any 950, 950XL, 951, 951XL cartridges, but the ink monitor shuts down, if you fit another cartridge, before re-installing the refilled one. So...you need a spare cartridge for each colour. If you don't have any spares, you can either buy another set of original HP cartridges (approx $100) and refill both sets, or get a set of InkBank "reset" cartridges ($22). These are not very good for refilling, but provide a cheap, economical solution to clearing the "ink depleted" error. You can find the reset cartridges at bottom of this page.
Refillable HP ink cartridges..?
HP individual ink cartridges (one of each colour) # 02, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 82, 88, 940 are not that easy to refill. If you want to refill any printer using these cartridges, take a look at refillable cartridges. They are easy to fill versions of genuine cartridges and most (except HP940) include auto-reset ink level chips to overcome the ink monitor issues.
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