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    Please don't move this to Hardware world. It is already there. I just wanted to share my efforts. It took me a very long time to get the exact colors to match the original photo ink.

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    Okay! Last week, I posted a question. "Can I dillute the regular color ink with water, and make photo ink, for a photo printer?"

    Many of you didn't know an answer or just said NO, it can't be done.

    The results are in! The picture below shows a BEFORE and AFTER color test-print. I waited until the original photo cartridge was empty. Then I filled it with my mixture, cleaned the nozzles 6 times with the cleaning cycle, then printed 8 full sized photos, to ensure that the original ink was replaced with the new ink in the cartridge tanks.

    If photo doesn't appear, click here to see.



    I used special ink designed for Lexmark color printers.

    Light Magenta = 30% regular magenta and 60% distilled water

    Light Cyan = 10% regular cyan and 90% distilled water

    Mixing formula may vary, depending on the brand of ink and printer that you have

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    interesting.
    signature removed, check the boardrules.

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    congradulations

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    i did graphic design for 4 years...but still it&#39;s all over my head&#33;

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    could you be more specific as to "regular color ink"
    or is that what it&#39;s called?
    what&#39;s it&#39;s normal use?

    Neil.

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    Lucky you wash it with Dreft ?

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    Thats cool&#33;

    Were you just curious, or were you out of photo ink?

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    avatar rules are:
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    been using refills for awhile,
    that is seriously impressive, I just buy refill ink.

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    @Neil The photo printer is a normal printer when using a COLOR cartridge (regular 3 color ink) and a BLACK cartridge. It becomes a "PHOTO printer", when you remove the BLACK cartridge and replace it with a
    "BLACK - Light Cyan - Light Magenta" cartridge.

    So the "regular" ink is the same ink used when not printing photos.


    @Got_memory? I was out of ink. At &#036;42.00 per photo cartridge, I wasn&#39;t going to buy a new one. If you are lucky, you get about 30 full-page color photos per cartridge.

    @insanebassman &#39;refill ink&#39; for Photo cartridges are hard to find, especially for Kodak Lexmark photo printers.

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