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Xerox Phaser 8560 Waste INk

Is it possible to reuse the waste ink from this printer? It seems like it is just wax ink and one could melt it into a form to re-enter the printer in the black tray?

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Although I agree totally, the anwer is no. Althought it appears black, take a piece of it an use it like a crayon. It is a combination of all the color inks combined. So if you take and rub it on a piece of paper it will be a purple color. So threfore would not create proper colors.
Now to save ink, Do not turn the printer off at all. Just let it use its own sleep mode. The power consumption is intermittent to keep the print head warm and uses about the same ammount of electricity as your refridgerator light bulb. The reason being, when you turn off a solid ink printer, it purges the print head of ALL old ink and dumps it into the waste tray. That is part of those weird noises you hear when you cycle up the machine, one is a compressor emptying the print head.
Also, honestly, althogh I am not sure what you are using the machine for. But you would be wise to put that product on a pay per page maintenance agreement. That includes all ink and all service. Some of the parts for those printers are super expensive.
I will say one thing you can do with that waste ink, if you know anyone who has children, they can use them as purple crayons..

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You really cannot recycle the waste ink in the 8560. I've tried it and it does not work well. Was a real pain to flush the waste out of the print nozzles. I had tried melting the stuff down and forming a stick. Great idea, if it would work.

I'd be concerned with damaging the print nozzles. Xerox won't warranty if you reuse waste ink.
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I think you could use the waste ink for your printer. I think it will just produce the same output that it produces before. Just try it for your self.

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    I think you could use the waste ink for your printer. I think it will
    just produce the same output that it produces before. Just try it for
    your self.

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Ink cartridges are made in special purposes and materials and it could be recycled. recycled Cartridges, just like the newly purchased ones provides the same output and quality printing.


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Thanks for the updates and the product "Xerox Phaser 8560 Waste INk" is very nice. I totally agree with you tryit. The ink will be a combination of all the colors and we cannot pursue anything by its looking.

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Posted on May 04, 2008

Thanks for the update. Actual, I never power the unit down.
I create reports 40-50pages for each customer, as part of my business. I need the speed as well. I will also this year begin using the remote network printing feature. The quantity is great, all my customer comment very positively on this.

I also noticed that when I was printing black pages, the unit was using all colours to produce the black. So, I've set my defaults to black only and this is svaing me big time on the colour cost.

I'm not sure about this pay-per-page agreement, I'll have to see if it is available in Canada.

Anyways, thanks for the feedback.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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