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Which black cartridge does this need?

I'm thinking of buying the Lexmark x1240 for home use, but I want to be sure I can get cartridges without paying a lot! I'm not sure if it uses #16, as I have trouble finding the info for this one. That makes me nervous, because I'm worried it will be hard to find cartridges. Also, can I refill them myself?

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  • whitequeen96 Sep 25, 2007

    Thank you! That gives me all the information I could have asked for!



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Yes you can refill the cartridges. Also Walgreen's refill cartridges now. $10. for black and $15. for colr cartridge refills. I've been using their refills and they work fine. It's less mess that doing it myself. And they use good quality ink... But you can refill them.They also carry universal refill kits at walgreen also. Also the cartridges are not hard to find you can order them at several places online. Google x1240 for sites. Also Staples sell the cartridges.

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