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ink cartridge refills

Has anyone had any luck with the ink refills.. I have a canon and I would 
like to try it out if they are ok to use...

At 06:53 PM 3/7/2002 -0500, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
>    From: "dan moylan" <jdm34 at>
>    Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 21:50:53 UT
>    not truly a linux topic, but related to a non windows OS (i think).
>I'm actually an expert (at least in general) on Epson printers, and
>the project lead for Gimp-print.
>    i have an epson 777 printer which cost about $80, including both
>    the color and black cartridges, which seem to retail for about $30
>    each.  common sense would tell me i got a reasonable deal on the
>    printer and am getting screwed on the replacement cartridges.  i
>    have replaced both cartridges several times with no apparent
>    problem except annoyance at the price.
>I'm not sure offhand if the 777 uses a chipped cartridge.  If it does,
>simply refilling the cartridge won't work.
>    however, at a recent kgp show i bought both a non epson
>    replacement cartridge and some inks for refills.  carefully
>    following the directions (obviously written by an ESL person)
>    for refilling the black cartridge (an epson which had just
>    run out) looked ok at first.  i got one page printed just
>    fine, and then the blinking red light.  turning the printer
>    off and back on produced lots of noise and action.  the
>    paper fed, a half line of gibberish on each sheet, and on
>    and on . . .
>Turning the printer on and off in the middle of a job won't work.  The
>data stream will be interrupted, and when you turn the printer back
>on, the printer won't understand what's coming out, and will treat it
>as text, with the results you've seen.
>    i then tried the replacement non-epson cartridge with exactly the
>    same results.  i did notice in the instructions with the cartridge,
>    some notes on what to do for certain error messages (non oem
>    cartridge, etc).  the linux driver seems not to support printer
>    auxilliary functions, such as cleaning the print head, buttons for
>    ok'ing non oem cartridges, etc.
>Which driver are you using?  Gimp-print supports print head cleaning
>(which you can do with a button on the printer, anyway), and head
>Robert Krawitz <rlk at>
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>Project lead for Gimp Print/stp --
>"Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works."
>--Eric Crampton
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