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Old 10-04-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Of couse if you buy an ink refill kit for about $12, learn how to do it ,
(it aint hard) ....that cost per page drops near to nill....

I can refill a cartridge 12 to 15 times before it starts to actually get "worn" out.

Mail order the ink in bulk....the costs just about disappear...

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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Does this trick will useful for my inkjet printer?because i used this printer from long time and if i get this trick,then it gives me more benefit.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Tigerdirect has the toner for that printer for $80. Ink cartridges are ~$20+ for 500 pages.

$80 / 3000 = .0267/pg
$20 / 500 = .04/pg

Toner cartridges aren't cheap, but lasers are still far more economical than inkjets. They also don't get clogged up like inkjets do. I can't tell you how many ink cartridges I've had to toss simply because they got clogged up with dust and couldn't be cleared.

Unless you need color, a laser printer is much more economical (and faster, and not prone to smearing, etc) than an inkjet.
Lasers are also, for the most part, faster.
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Does this trick will useful for my inkjet printer?because i used this printer from long time and if i get this trick,then it gives me more benefit.

Which trick?
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Toner cart about $84.00 for 3000 pages
I got almost 8,000 off my last HP toner cart in a Laserjet 1100, retail replacement was less than $80.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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A little "trick" I use with my inkjet printer is the same one I use with my laser printer. If I notice the laser toner is getting a little light, I shake my toner cartridge to sort of redistribute toner, and I'm good to go for a while longer. I do the same with my inkjet cartridges.

The bottom part of the cartridge for my inkjet is clear plastic. The top part is a sponge thingy. When the cartridge is full, I can see the ink liquid in the clear plastic section. As it gets used up, only the liquid is left in the "sponge" part of the cartridge. I shake the almost empty cartridge until there are little droplets visible through the clear plastic. I put the cartridge back in, the empty alert message goes away, and I can print for a few days more until I get to the store. This has saved me many a time when I have gotten the "toner low" message on a Sunday night at 10 p.m., Office Depot is closed, and I have documents to deliver on Monday morning.

Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:14 AM
 
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Does this trick do any effect on printer or cartridge's work?
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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I had the same problem with the printer I was given NIB about 3-4 years ago. It had like 5-6 diff. ink cartidges and I just gave up. I only printed black and the color was always "out".
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Yep. This happened with a brother printer/scanner/fax I have.

Ran out of black ink... so it decides it can't scan a photograph!

Most egregious ripoff I've seen in a long time. I believe I colored in the cartridge sensor with a black sharpie and that fixed the problem.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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If I notice the laser toner is getting a little light, I shake my toner cartridge to sort of redistribute toner, and I'm good to go for a while longer. I do the same with my inkjet cartridges.
I just spent $21 at Costco having my HP 56 and 57 ink cartridges refilled. Normally I can do this two or three times before I have to buy new cartridges. This time when I put them in, my HP 1350 printer says the cartridges are empty. They're not. Nothing prints. I tried the above idea but it didn't work....any other ideas? I've never had this happen before.
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