Printer Cartridges

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hipster Doofus, May 29, 2002.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    So what do you do with you empty printer cartridges? I get mine refilled professionally at half the price.
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I refill my own and a host of my mates cartridges.. the bass turds are too lazy to do it... I charge em a token buck since I always get my fingers messed up :) but they bring all the equipment and stuff... I charge myself a dollar and go buy a cone from mc d's....
     
  3. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    I'm to lazy to try refilling them and I hate messy fingers. I just get good quality generics.

    Anyway, you left out recycle them :)
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Over here I don't even know of a place that will recycle them. Good option but it's a no go. Even the refill places are just starting to pop up. The makers, HP ect, are on a good wicket. They put people off refilling by saying it will void the warranty.
    Jerks. :mad:
     
  5. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Trick is, when you buy the printer, don;t use the original cartridges, just put them to one side and buy generics. Should it go wrong slap in the real ones and claim on that warranty :D
     
  6. sconn

    sconn Guest

    for me... go with the original. it is safer because i have got friends who told me after using refilled catridges they seem to have all sort of problems with their printheads costing them alot of money (epson especially).
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I just go out and buy new ones when needed. I can't be bothered trying to refills :p
     
  8. I throw them away because I tried refilling and the ink only lasted like a week and then sometimes it wouldn't print even after I had just refilled it. :)
     
  9. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I have the same opinion ... ;)
     
  10. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    I always refill my own. Apart from taking a few seconds longer to dry, i have had no problem with them.
     
  11. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    How do u refill them ?
    Where do u get the inks from ?
     
  12. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I horde them. Then i donate the empty cartiridges to the school i work for. The school mails used cartridges to a recycling program called ETCEP and they get points that the school can use to buy new technology equipment

    JJB6486
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Over here in Oz you can get the ink almost anywhere. Getting it into the cartridge is the tricky part.
     
  14. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Just wanted to resurect this thread because someone asked my partner this question - now I buy generic that come with a post paid envelope to recycle for charity, but I was wondering if anyone had a (UK) address, maybe even a freepost one?
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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  16. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    yeppers - thanks - /me reps you
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i havent had to worry about that for a couple years now, my neighbors had a full box full of brand new original hp cartridges and always gave me like 3 or 4 at a time evertime i needed one or helped them with somthing, but now i only have like 3 or 4 left, but no printer i sold it:p needed money, ill get a new printer soon!
     
  18. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I totally ruined a $70 printhead using refills, so I will never do that again. There is a place here that you can turn in your empty for charity and get $2 off your purchase of your new ones. That is what I do.
     
  19. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Pop into Dixons, Currys or PC World.. they should all have Prepaid plastic envolopes that recycle ink carts (charity).
     
  20. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I can't remember the name of the site now (and I'm currently to lazy to search) a site mentioned on TechTV that you could send your old ink carts to for a donation and I think they sent you $ even.