If your HP printer uses one black and one colour ink cartridge, all you need is to get an ink refill kit (ink & refill tools). Most genuine HP ink cartridges (with print-head) are easy to refill. This includes HP # 15, 17, 21, 21XL, 22, 22XL, 23, 27, 27XL, 28, 28XL, 41, 45, 56, 57, 58, 60, 60XL, 61, 61XL, 74, 74XL, 78, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99 and some others. Click here for HP ink refill kits. You don't need refillable cartridges - just refill the cartridges (genuine) that came with your printer.
Want to refill HP # 564 or 920 ink cartridges?
HP564 and HP920 (original) ink tanks used in HP Photosmart C5380, C6380, 109A, 209A, 309A, HP Premium and some Officejet printers can be refilled. Find refill kits for # 564 & 920 genuine cartridges here. You don't need refillable cartridges.
Note: Photosmart C5380, C6380 & 109a, 209a, 309a, Premium and Officejet 6000 series printers work fine even with "empty" cartridge chips, so no chip re-setter or ARC chips are required. HP 564 cartridges can only be refilled to 50% capacity (same as oem). HP920XL & 564XL can be filled to 100% capacity.
Want to refill HP # 02, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 82 or 88 ink cartridges..?
HP cartridges with separate print-heads are not quite that easy to deal with. IC chips fitted to these cartridge make the refilling tricky. An empty cartridge/chip usually disables these printers and they will not print until the cartridge is replaced.
Note: Refilling a HP chipped cartridge before it is empty and never letting the ink run out doesn't help either. The ink levels are calculated by the printer software and chipped printers don't check or measure the actual ink levels at all.
To cut a long story short...If you want to refill any of the HP 02, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 82 or 88 cartridges, invest in a set of refill friendly (refillable cartridges). They will make your life a lot easier. Not only are they very easy to refill, but also feature special ARC ink chips that keep resetting the ink levels back to full.
Note: Some HP printer models may not display ink levels, when auto-reset chips are used. The printers still accept these cartridges/chips, but may show a question mark instead of the ink levels. This doesn't affect printer operation.
Refilling HP ink cartridges doesn't get much easier...
1) Pull out a rubber stopper 2) Inject ink (using supplied syringe) 3) Replace the plug
...and continue printing
Note: With some HP models, it is necessary to remove the cartridge(s) momentarily after refilling, to trigger the ARC chip reset. Other models reset automatically.
Note: HP #18 and #88 refill friendly cartridges are the same configuration (large black & small colours) and they fit all the models with either # 18 or # 88 cartridges.
Some HP refill friendly cartridge features:
Very easy to fill, using just a syringe and blunt needle
Fill hole and plug already in place - no drilling necessary
Compatible "always full" or "auto-reset" chip fitted
"No sponge" construction reduces foaming up of ink
See through design lets you see exactly how much ink there is inside
Refill in or out of printer
Refill friendly cartridges are available with or without ink. For best value, check out the cartridge & ink "deals". All sets and deals include tools and instructions.
Refill friendly cartridges must only be fitted as a complete set...don't mix with compatible or original ink, as this can damage the cartridge chips.
Most people find the refill friendly cartridges a breeze to fill (as you'd expect...), easy to deal with and reliable. The ink chips supplied here are always the latest version available.
Refillable HP 02 cartridge chips have an expiry date, similar to HP original cartridges . When the expiry date is getting close, (about 2 weeks), it triggers "Ink is close to expiration " warning. Clicking "Cancel" or "OK" clears the message, but it will pop up again next time you print. This goes on until the actual expiration date, then the message changes to "Ink has expired". This doesn't disable the printer, you can still print as usual, but the messages are annoying.
There is a simple solution to this. Buy and install a new HP02 blackrefillable cartridge. Now with 2016 expiry date. You don't have to replace the colour cartridges, even if they have "expired" as well. The black chip resets all the colour cartridge ink levels and dates, so replacing the black refillable cartridge is usually enough.
Find refill friendly compatible cartridges for your HP printer below... If you can't, please contact us.
Set of refill friendly HP # 10 BK and # 11 (C, M, Y) ink cartridges - for Business Inkjet 1000, 1100, 1200, 2200, 2230, 2250, 2280, 2280tn, 2300, 2300n, 2300dtn, 2600, 2800, 2800dt, 2800dtn, cp1700, cp1700d, cp1700ps
Includes: 4 x empty refillable cartridges fitted with auto reset chips, 4 syringes and blunt needles.
Set of refill friendly HP # 10 BK and # 11 C, M, Y) cartridges with ink - for: Business Inkjet 1000, 1100, 1200, 2200, 2230, 2250, 2280, 2280tn, 2300, 2300n, 2300dtn, 2600, 2800, 2800dt, 2800dtn, cp1700, cp1700d, cp1700ps
Includes: 4 x empty refillable cartridges fitted with auto reset chips, 4 syringes, blunt needles 4 x 50ml premium H10 & H7 ink