Quote:> I use about 4 cartridges per month which is why i need one of those
> inke inkjet auto refill machines. I guess it is good for me a SOHO
> user. I honestly do not mind paying $6 for a full HP cartridge once i
> have bought the machine. I have added one of their emails back to me
> in hope that one of you industry players out there becomes an Inke
> distributor. It seems like that is the only way i am gonna get my
> hands on one.
You can still do it yourself with a decent kit. I got mine from:
You get a kit with instructions for your cartriges. The first time
takes a little longer, but after that, it is extremely easy and quick.
My printer uses 6 individual cartridges. If I am really actively
printing brochures, flyers, or other business material, I can run out
of black twice in one day. I can fill it in less than 2 minutes. I put
a piece of special tape over the outlet hole, use a tiny allen wrench
to remove the plug, use a syringe to inject the ink,*in the
plug, blot the outake hole, and put it back in.
If I am about to start a photo project, I will top off all the
cartidges. I can do all 6 in less than 15 minutes. I bought the kit
whihc included the syringes, the plugs, the allen wrench, and the
thumb*(to make the hole); and I doubled the ink, so I got 4oz
each of magenta, cyan, yellow, photo magenta, and photo cyan as well
as 8 oz of black. All of this, including shipping was less than $100.
I purchased the regular inks at one time and the photo inks at another
time, so I paid shipping twice. The inks sell in bulk for:
4oz Only - $10.00 8oz Only - $17.00
I bought all this last October. I have printed:
over 300 greeting cards (2 4x6 pics per card plus text)
about 400 flyers (text with 3x5 pic)
about 200 full color double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 brochures
about 300 proof sheets (8 2x3 images per sheet)
and tons of every day text printing, web pages, emails, iron-ons,
master sheets for my products, etc.
And my lowest ink is half empty. Some are still 3/4 full. This is way
better than buying new or refilled cartridges, and it is quick and
easy. I have my box with ink and supplies right next to the printer.
My parents bought some other system, and it is much moe difficult. I
would highly recommend this website. You can look up your printer and
read the instructions to see how easy it is.