Can any ink cartridge be refilled?
Yes, in many cases you can refill ink cartridges. However, if the cartridge has dried ink inside it, don’t try refilling it as it will likely not work properly.
Can I reuse ink syringes?
The needles can separate from the body of the syringe so clean up is quick and easy, making it so you can reuse them again and again.
How do you refill a syringe cartridge?
Open your bottle of ink and draw ink into the syringe. Holding the empty ink cartridge with the open end upright slowly fill the ink cartridge. Do not overfill. Keep the ink cartridge upright so the ink will not run out.
Do I need a syringe to refill my cartridges?
You’ll need a syringe before you start refilling cartridges. You can find them on our website or by asking at your local pharmacy. Be sure to ask for a blunt-tipped dispensing syringe, as opposed to a hypodermic injection syringe. Syringe needles typically come in a selection of needle gauges, or diameters.
What size needle do I need for my cartridge?
We recommend using a needle between 16 and 20 gauge. Wider gauges (which have lower numbers) don’t fit into the openings of some cartridges, and narrower gauges (which have higher numbers) are very delicate and susceptible to clogging.
Is it better to refill ink cartridges?
Instead of throwing out or recycling your used cartridges, refilling them is more environmentally friendly and also more economical. Ink cartridges can cost two to four times more per milliliter than bottled inks, so the savings from refilling from a bottle really do add up over time.
Can you refill fountain pen cartridges with bottled ink?
In the world of fountain pens, there are a number of tricks and techniques that separate the power users from the casuals. One of these techniques is refilling an empty ink cartridge with bottled ink using a syringe. Instead of throwing out or recycling your used cartridges, refilling them is more environmentally friendly and also more economical.