An inkjet cartridge is a replaceable constituent found in the inkjet printers that comprises of ink that is put down onto the paper during the process of printing. Every ink cartridge consists of partitions of ink reservoirs. However, there are certain manufacturers that also add electronic chip or an electronic contact that has the ability to communicate with the printer.
In fact, ink cartridges are considerably expensive sometimes it costs more than the price of the printer. Hence, in order to save money most people prefer buying compatible ink cartridge from the vendor in spite of asking for original ink cartridges from the manufacturer. However, while refilling the ink cartridge one must follow the proper process along with certain precautions that are listed below:
One must keep in mind that dry and old ink refills will not work even after refilling, cleaning along with priming. The person must remove the empty cartridges immediately and refill them. The cartridges must be kept outside only when the refilling is to be done otherwise they should not be kept more than 1 hour.
Refilling process may not be successful as ink in the printhead or in the ink supply outlets are not stored properly or there may be chances that ink cartridges remain empty for a longer time period. Therefore, could pose problem during the refilling process. On the contrary, color printers may need special ink colors in order to produce high quality prints. The standard color printers require various color blends of yellow, cyan and magenta. There are certain types of inkjet printers that use photo cartridge that consist of two additional colors i.e. light cyan and light magenta. These special types of photo cartridges are often known as six color printers. However, these two particular colors are only meant for six color printers. As a matter of fact, these cannot be used for other standard four color printer, even when printing for the photos. There could be the problem of incorrect color balance leading to poor quality of printing, if these two colors are put to use. Using wrong ink color into the ink chamber may result in ruining the cartridge that may causes unfavorable results. One must be extremely careful while refilling the color cartridges. Correct color of ink must be put into the right chamber of ink.
For the verification of the ink color in each chamber of the cartridge, one must put a toothpick of wood into each hole of the refill and then check the color of the toothpick to make sure correct color is put into the right chamber. The cartridges must never be overfilled as this could lead to contamination of color. The cartridges that are overfilled are never able to print properly. Despite only required amount of ink must be filled. If somehow the cartridge get overloaded with the ink, then excess ink can be pulled out with the help of syringe. Apart from this, one must always remember if a cartridge has dripping, leaking, or oozing ink must never put to use. As this may lead to serious damages to the printer.