you have decided to try refilling your own inkjet cartridges.
are four reasons to feel good about refilling. We will then
give you a quick lesson in additive color theory just in
case you were interested:
You are recycling your inkjet cartridge. We all have to
do what we can to help our world cope with growing populations.
Every bit helps.
You are using your power as a consumer to make a statement
to legalized forms of monopolization. You are telling
the inkjet manufacturer's that they cannot bully you into
buying their products and you have the right as a consumer
to buy any product you want to.
You are creating a new industry. By saying no to the manufacturers
you are helping create jobs, employ people and spread
your purchasing power to other areas.
You are saving an incredible amount of money. We are sure
you feel good about that already! We leave this one until
last because we assume this is why you are here, but quite
frankly the cost savings measure little to the other things
you are accomplishing by refilling your cartridges.
Colors - Additive Color Theory
colors are (Red, Green and Blue), When mixing light, additive
colors combine together to form colors including the three
primary colors. In additive color theory the three primary
colors are Cyan, Magenta and Yellow.
and Magenta make Blue
and Yellow make Red
and Cyan make Green
Many inkjet tri-color cartridges use cyan, magenta and yellow
inks to create all the colors in the rainbow. The printhead
is sent information as to what colors to fire, and depending
on the dpi (dots per square inch) of the printhead, the
colors will be shot out in sequence to create the amazingly
life like photographs you produce with your printer. In
addition, the combination of all three primary colors in
equal amounts should theoretically create black, however
due to variances this is not always the case.
cartridges often do not have cyan, magenta and yellow, but
either extra 'photo' colors such as photo magenta or photo
cyan, and sometimes just add to your existing tri-color
cartridge to create more lifelike pictures with deeper colors.
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of photo colors,
as cyan, magenta and yellow will create the photo colors,
AND results vary erratically from printer to printer.
would like to repeat two of the most common questions and
concerns that our potential customers have. They are as
refilling my cartridge void my printer's warranty?
NO. Federal law prohibits any company or person
from requiring you to purchase only their product. The
Federal Trade Commission protects your right as a consumer
to purchase the product or service of your choice.
If anybody tells you that they will void your warranty
if you use a refill product or compatible/re-manufactured
product, tell them your rights as a consumer are protected
under the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade
Commission Improvement Act, Subparagraph C, Section
fact you can fax or recite it to them yourself!
Warranty Improvement Act United States Code Annotated
Title 15 Commerce and Trade Chapter 50 Consumer Product
Warranties 15 Section 2302.
warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written
or implied warranty of such product on the consumer's
using, in connection with such product, any article
or service (other than article or service provided without
charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified
by brand, trade or corporate name; except that the prohibition
of this subsection may be waived by the commission if:
The warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted
product will function properly only if the article or
service so identified is used in connection with the
warranted product, and the Commission finds that such
a waiver is in the public interest.
this means to printer users!
means that the manufacturer of the printer you are using
cannot void the warranty on your printer because you
use a cartridge or refill kit manufactured by someone
other than the printer manufacturer. This prohibition
includes the use of compatible cartridges, clip-ons,
continuous feeding mechanisms, refill kits, ink, etc.
I be able to do it and produce the same results as my
Yes and Yes. The instructions are step by step
and guide you through the process. They are written
and designed for the lay person (you) and have been
improved over the years by thoughtful customers who
give us feedback (which we encourage). The results you
will get from a refilled cartridge will match past OEM
output and will not compromise the quality of your printing
or pictures. From time to time some refillers run into
issues that are easily fixable - usually the remedy
is readily available in our troubleshooting archives
and/or through our online tech support.
Refilling your own cartridges is absolutely the easiest,
most cost effective method of supplying your printer
with ink. We hope that you will enjoy doing business
with us, because we know we will enjoy doing business