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Refilling tricolour tanks

I am used to refilling cartridges for various printers where each colour is in an individual tank. I am about to buy a new printer can I refill those with only two tanks ie. one black and one tricolour?

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  • ajo26 Nov 27, 2008

    Appreciate your reply it helps me decide, was it messier than individual tanks?

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It can be done, I have used refilling ink on HP printer before with only two cartridges, I just went by the diagram that came with refill package. However, it was a messy job and there are lots of shops that refill tri-colour cartridges now and I would definatley opt for that option.

I hope this helps

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    Debs Nov 27, 2008

    It just seemed messier cause the colours are close together on the cartridge!

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