t’s time to change your ink cartridge when colors begin to fade or black ink does not appear to be as bold as in the past. To refill ink printer cartridges, you must know the make and model of your inkjet printer. This information is located on your printer or on the printer cartridge itself (you may have to remove the cartridge to read its details).
How often will I need to change my inkjet printer cartridges?
It depends on how often you use your inkjet printer in the home or office. Some inkjet printers accept two ink cartridges (one for black ink and one for colored ink), while some printers accept one ink cartridge, which has all colors needed.
Many consumers like the idea of their inkjet printers accepting two, separate ink cartridges because they will not have to alternate black and white for color or vice versa when the other cartridge is finished. Furthermore, consumers like the idea of two, separate inkjet printer cartridges because it could save them money in the long run.
In addition, some consumers like the idea of having separate ink cartridges so that they can completely use all of the ink until it is finished. Some inkjet printers accept up to four ink cartridges. Of course, this means having to buy four inkjet cartridges to begin with, but the philosophy is centered on saving money in the long term.
Buying ink cartridges from a different manufacturer than the printer.
Some people believe that you should stick with buying inkjet printer cartridges from the same manufacturer that produced the inkjet printer. This is due to speculation that complications sometimes arise due to ‘mixing’ manufacturers. It seems to be more particular to models and manufacturers than a definitive fact, yet consumers should be wary of this debate (in some instances, using an ink cartridge of a different manufacturer can void a warranty).