Getting Fingers Dirty
- Dec 10, 2005
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TY for the clarification!ghwellsjr said:Yes, that is the reason.
But it is also so much easier and cleaner because you don't have the problem of ink draining out of the cartridge before you have a chance to seal up the refill hole. If you refill from the top, you MUST seal the outlet hole while doing the refilling or all of the ink will immediately drain out. You don't have to do this with the German method. Many people don't bother to seal the refill hole either, but I highly recommend it because it prevents the possibility of providing a path for air to find its way down to the outlet port and causing ink flow problems. Also this seal is not like the seal that is required when refilling from the top of the cartridge because that one has to be absolutely air tight (as you pointed out) whereas this one will work even if it has a small leak in it.
One more, if someone doesn't mind answering, is this method exclusively for the Canon carts or non chipped carts?
My i9900 is down at the moment but I do plan on repairing her shortly but I am now using an Epson 1400 and I'm curious if this method will work with that printer?