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lojos_
06-09-2002, 04:02 PM
Please is there any way to clean out blocked HP inkcartridges. We do a lot of printing and find it rather expensive.
Thanks

Graham L
06-09-2002, 04:03 PM
Talk to a refiller. They have solvents for this. Isopropyl alcohol *might* do it, but it depends on the ink recipe.

robo
06-09-2002, 04:24 PM
They shouldn't really block, especially if you are using them a lot.
Are you using real ink or third party?
robo.

SoniKalien
06-09-2002, 05:00 PM
Since when do HP sell refill kits?!?

Tsk tsk Robo, I would have thought that you know better...

It is common knowledge that HP cartridges only take 2-3 refills before they start to complain. The reason being that when you refill, you are opening the 'bellows' sort of thing that put pressure on the ink and they are not designed for reuse.

I also know that 60% of HP's income (before Compaq) was from printer consumables.

Baldy
07-09-2002, 05:09 PM
If you were buying a black, plus a colour cartridge.... wouldn't it be almost cheaper to buy a new printer?

BALDY:-)

godfather
07-09-2002, 05:37 PM
> If you were buying a black, plus a colour
> cartridge.... wouldn't it be almost cheaper to buy a
> new printer?

But they have even thought of that...the cartridges in new printers usually have a lower load of ink than new...

Baldy
07-09-2002, 05:53 PM
The cunning baskets

Susan B
07-09-2002, 09:18 PM
If you are doing a lot of printing in black ink it might be more economical to buy a laser printer. They are very reasonable in cost these days and are cheaper to run per page.