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Well, in general I recommend not using refills. They are probably OK for printers with ink nozzles that are NOT built into the cartridge (like Canon printers), but I would still be careful. The ink may not be the same quality as what you would get from the manufacturer.
If you are using an HP printer, the ink nozzle is built into the printer cartridge and is not meant to be run for refill after refill. When you replace your ink cartridge, you also replace your old nozzle with a brand new one. Helps keep the print quality good (especially important if you're trying to print out photographs).
Another point to consider is that when you bought your printer, you were probably looking at print quality. Why take a chance on compromising that print quality to save a few bucks?

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why do I have blue lines going through the whit


Epson printers have their print head nozzles built directly into the printer instead of into the disposable ink cartridges. These print heads can become clogged over time, especially if you are using ink refill kits instead of replacing the cartridges with new ones. To clean the nozzles, you will need to open up the printer and physically remove the print head.

Use this solution for cleaning your printer nozzle

85% distilled water
10% Isopropyl alcohol
5% ammonia

use soft cloth or sponge + solution and carefully wipe the print head

Apr 16, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo 1280 InkJet Printer

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I replaced all of the cartridges with Epson, but the black won't print. After some nozzle checks, black is getting low and STILL no black printing occurring... what going on? Now the other colors are saying low and I haven't even printed a page!!!!!


Nozzle cleaning uses a lot of ink, that's probably why the other ink cartridges are registering low on ink. Are you using refilled cartridges or brand new? Also, have you had the cartridges for awhile? I've found that the nozzles can become clogged either from not using the printer for awhile or because it's a recycled cartridge that didn't have the nozzles cleaned before it was refilled. When that happens, unfortunately, sometimes it takes a lot of cleaning cycles before the printing comes back. Let me know more about the cartridges you have.

Mar 03, 2011 | Epson Stylus CX7400 AllinOne InkJet...

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Hello, I have the Epson SX510W and even though all of the ink cartridges are loaded, it doesn't use the black ink.It shows it does in the program for refilling it, but on the paper, the parts that are black are simply not printed.Can u help me with that?


Epson printers have replaceable ink tanks but the firing nozzles are permanently built into the printer. The firing nozzle for the black ink is most likely blocked. Try the nozzle cleaning process via the supplied software, although this will waste a lot of ink and will not guarantee 100% success. If it is under warranty I would recommend returning it to the shop and buying a different make. These printers are not reliable and often require you to replace ink cartridges even though there is ink still in them, due to built-in chips which report the ink levels incorrectly.

Feb 16, 2011 | Epson Stylus CX5400 All-In-One InkJet...

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printer slow after putting in a refilled cartridge


Sounds like the TSR is out on your cartridge. The TSR is the heat sensor for your print head. If the TSR goes out it cannot tell the printer that the temp at the print head is at ok levels. So the printer assumes the print head is really hot and at risk of fusing its nozzles so it prints really slow (the faster the printing the hotter the print head gets). It is possible, but not very likely, that the ink in the cartridge is of such low quality that it is not cooling the print head properly as it flows through the nozzles. Thus the TSR tells the printer to print really slow so you don't burn up nozzles. If you got this cartridge refilled at a store or on-line I would return it and get your money back. I recommend Cartridge World for refills because if this happens to one of their refills they will give you a new refill at no charge.

Oct 15, 2009 | HP PSC 1610v All-in-One Printer

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White line


White lines are generally caused by clogged print nozzles. I assume that you have a printer with the print heads built into the cartridge. Are you using high quality cartridges or cheap refills? If cheap refills, try a better/different brand of cartridges and see if that helps. I would also check the printer manufacturers website and try their recommended printer nozzle cleaning procedure.

Jun 03, 2009 | HP LaserJet 3055 All-In-One Printer

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