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You Will Need
- Disposable plastic gloves
- An ink refill kit
- And some paper towels
Put on gloves
Put on disposable plastic gloves to protect your hands from the ink.
Remove empty ink cartridge
Remove the empty ink cartridge from your inkjet printer.
Place on paper towels
Place the empty cartridge on a bed of paper towels to catch spillage.
Follow the instructions included with your ink refill kit. Each type of ink cartridge has a different refill procedure, so make sure you read carefully.
Blot print head
After completing the refill procedure, use a folded paper towel to carefully blot—not wipe or rub—the print head at the bottom of the cartridge. Do this until it stops bleeding.
Install ink cartridge
Install the ink cartridge in your printer according to the directions.
Print something immediately to get the ink flowing. Print several test pages, preferably ones with many different colors.