Inkjet Cartridge Refilling FAQS

Common Questions about Inkjet Refilling

Answers to .. YOUR .. Questions about Refilling your Inkjet Cartridges

What should I expect from Inkjet Recycling?

How much Ink is used to Refill my Cartridge?

Do you use the 'one ink thats fills all cartridges'?

How often can an inkjet cartridge be recycled?

How much should I expect to pay for refilling of my inkjet printer cartridge?

How long will it take to have my cartridges refilled?

What can I do to make sure my cartridges last longer?

Can my printer manufacturer void my warranty?


What should I expect from Inkjet Recycling?

Refilling your inkjet cartridges is a sensible and economical way of avoiding the unnecessary and excessive costs of new printer cartridges. Unfortunately, refilling can not make your cartridges last forever. Inevitably circuits or nozzles will wear out, leaving some cartridges inoperable. But … if you refill your cartridge only 3 – 4 times, you will still have saved around $100 – $150.

How much Ink is used to Refill my Cartridge?

At The Ink Shop your cartridge is filled with exactly the same amount of ink as it left the factory with.

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Do you use the 'one ink thats fills all cartridges'?

NO .. NO .. NO..

The correct individual ink manufactured for YOUR cartridge is used, as all cartridges are Ink-Specific (ie. each has it's own specific Ink Type), so you shouldn’t notice any difference in duration or quality of print.

The Ink Shop keeps a large stock of ink for each inkjet printer manufacturer's cartridge. They do not substitute an ink but use the specific ink for your cartridge ensuring the very best results for your printing and the longevity of your cartridges.

How often can an inkjet cartridge be recycled?

It depends upon the cartridge and how it has been treated. If you look on the back of your cartridge you may notice ‘flex circuit pads’ ( Not all cartridges are of this type ). These pads connect to the nozzles of your print head. They communicate directly with your printer and convey electricity and information to the printhead. If just one of these flex pads is damaged then a line will appear in your printout and cannot always be repaired.
Another situation that can occur is the crystallization of ink in the nozzle of your printhead. This is caused by ink build up in the nozzle from ‘dry firing’, ie. when the cartridge runs out of ink and continues to try to
print ( note question “What can I do to make my cartridges last longer?”). On average, we have found that most cartridges perform well for 4–6 refills. Some cartridges, particularly of the “tank only” type may get as many as 20 or more refills.

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How much should I expect to pay for refilling of my inkjet printer cartridge?

If you go to a properly trained cartridge refiller, using the correct inks and equipment, then you could expect to pay around 50 – 60% off the retail price of a new cartridge.

How long will it take to have my cartridges refilled?

We guarantee to have your cartridge refilled within 24 hours of receiving it. If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you by phone to explain the reason.

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What can I do to make sure my cartridges last longer?

Firstly do not let your cartridges run completely dry, or ink will dry in your print nozzles. Do not worry too much if this has happened, as a reputable inkjet cartridge refiller / recycler will have the specialised equipment and techniques to clean the printhead, and can often restore your cartridge to a usable condition. This does take time however and success can not always be assured.

Secondly, be very careful when handling and packaging your cartridge so as not to damage either the printhead or the flex pads on the copper circuitry at the rear of your cartridge. If the flex pads are damaged there is nothing anyone can do to restore them. Use any packaging supplied by the manufacturer or by The Ink Shop to ship your cartridges, so keep this in a safe place for use when needed.

Can my printer manufacturer void my warranty?

Unless you have signed a contract specifically to this effect, it is considered a restriction of trade and against the law to void a warranty just because you have chosen to use a refilled cartridge. So NO.

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