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Follow these steps: 1. Buy an Epson ink refill kit. A refill kit gives you all the tools you need to refill Epson ink cartridges. Kits typically include a syringe, rivets, ink, and instructions on how to refill the cartridge. You can find Epson ink refill kits on the Printer Filling Station along with instructions for each specific model (see Resources). 2. Cover your workspace with a paper towel and fill up the syringe with the ink color you need. Epson refill kits will either include black ink or the color combination cyan, yellow and magenta. On average, you'll need 10 ml of black ink or 5 ml of color ink for Epson ink cartridges. 3. Find the rubber seals on the back of the Epson ink cartridge. Insert the rivets into each seal. 4. Empty the contents of the syringe into the Epson ink cartridge. You'll want to perform this action slowly in order to avoid spilling or overfilling the cartridge. 5. Remove the rivets. Use tape to cover the holes you made in the ink cartridge. Return the ink cartridge to the printer. Allow the printer to go through several print cycles in order to ensure that the Epson printer operates properly.
The cartridge is requires to be refilled immediately when it runs out of ink otherwise the print head gets dried up and becomes unusable. Remove the ink cartridge; in the front side you'll see a small lever moving in side the transparent cartridge above the ink supply nozel. This is the sensor and tells about the ink quantity in the cartridge. very carefully make a pin hole in it and use a 5ml syringe filled with "CISS ink" and not ordinary ink. CISS Ink is specially meant for continuous ink supply system and easily available for little higher price than normal ink. Remember that the side walls of your Brother ink cartridges are made of transparent polythene and hence when injecting the needle of the syringe be careful that it does not go puncture the side walls and goes straight vertically. Injet the ink. Seal the pin hole with wax. You can use burning candle to drop little melted wax over the hole. The better idea would be to break open a cartridge and see for yourself so that you dont damage the side walls accidentally. The refillable ink cartridge set is available just for US $ 9.30 shipping paid from eBay.com I am using that set. Be careful Brother would void your warranty if it finds out that you are using refillables. _Sqn. Ldr. Raman K Jhanjee (Retd)
If you bought an ink refill kit, then there should be a bellows with a fine needle tip filled with ink and a rubber stopper. There should have been instructions included with the kit.
If you only bought the bellows and there's no instructions or rubber stopper, then I'm afraid you are missing some pieces. You need more than just the ink to refill the cartridges correctly, or else they will leak all over the inside of the printer.
drill a 2 mm hole into the brandname (e.g. O of brother ) on top of the cart. You can leave the hole open and leave the carts in the printer in future for further refilling ;-)
The cart can be refilled by inserting a syringe without a needle into the ink Outlet(!) at the bottom, too. Carefully press a 12ml for C/Y/M and ca. 15ml - 18ml for BK into the carts.
Do use DYE-ink only!
Important: You must mix the dye-ink with some 85%-glycerin alc. to keep the print head nozzels alive = 10ml ink with 2ml glycerin alc (drugstore).
For BK: 15ml ink + 1,5ml glycerin alc!
HP #74 Cartridge Refill Instructions Black cartridge
1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.
2. Peal off the top label.
3. Fill the syringe with 20ml. of black ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into any hole (they all go to the same sponge, HP just used the same color mold for the black ink cartridges).
5. When finished, replace the top label or leave it off (it will make no difference in the printing).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions. Or print the following pages: http://www.refillinstructions.com/black.htm for Black
For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge. A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following: One 30cc Syringe
you can use every DYE ink for brother printers.
DO NOT use pigmented ink due to clogged filters inside the printhead!!!!
The carts for mfc210 are filled with 20ml for BK and 11ml for C/Y/M.
I use to refill 20ml only ink for bk and 10ml ink + 1ml printhead cleaner for C/Y/M.
See here how to do that (LC900 refill):
(Simply drill a hole into the brother brandname and leave it open!)
I use a 20ml syringe and 3 12(10+2)ml syringes from the drugstore (ask your doc! It may be cheaper ;-)
Be brave and have a go, buy the correct ink refill for your selection of cartridges, the packaging on the refill kits will tell you if your printer is included. Once you find one for yours, instructions come with it. I think your cartridges have plastic ones don't they? Make sure when you fill with syringe you follow instructions very closely to avoid air bubbles and always run a clean when you put it back in. I refill all the time, and each time i refill (i get 7-8 refills each cartridge now the way i do it) i am saving $80.00 both cartridges. This can be most of a thousand dollars a year for me.