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Printer Inpact Ink

By kiwimagic ·
I've been told by a business that used to re-ink ribbons, that the ink used, has to contain a lubricant for the pins in printhead. I want to re-ink, with different colour (ie, from BLACK to BLUE).

There are meany printers, and associated busineses near my location, but I don't know what to ask for. I thought of ball pen ink, as the ball requires lubrication, and ink has a similar sticky feel.

Recomendations please.

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by Lo In reply to Printer Inpact Ink

Hi - Check some of the mail order catalogues or search Internet. I remember seeing ribbon re-ink systems in Global, Micor-Wearhouse, Tiger, etc. recently (right next to the inkjet refilling, which I watch for my HP560C).

There used to be many re-ink outfits that would sell a re-ink device and ink for whatever printer model. I think many/most have gone by the wayside due to laser, inkjet, etc. being more common than ribbon, but I think there are still some out there.

Way back when (10+years) when I was looking for a similar solution, I remember (vaguely) that it is important that you get compatible ink for whatever printer model you have. You can't/shouldn't just use 'ink'. While you may get reuse and such if you use any ink, overtime, having the wrong type begins to clog, plug, wear, etc. your printer and what you might have saved in ink, you will loose in repair (or early replaceent).

Depending of the quality of the ribbon, we use to re-ink 10-15 times or more as I remember. Cotton ribons didn'last as long, but the initial cost was less (don't remember is cheaper with re-ink was really cheaper). Those with a nylon (I think it was nylon, maybe silk) lasted much longer, cost more but better print quality and morere-ink). You can tell the difference by looking for 'fuzzies', cotton has lots and shows wear spots sooner and deepter. Nylon/Silk has a 'sheen' 'shine' like a silk or pollyester shirt. lo

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by kiwimagic In reply to Printer Inpact Ink
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by kiwimagic In reply to Printer Inpact Ink

My apologies to Lo, how gave a good answer, but when trying to rate it, I got 3 copies, and it was the last 2 I rejected. Sorry Lo.

I know I need an oil type ink, but what oil, and what % of pigment and type? I intend to go to a specilist ink place 2 miles from here, later this week. If I find out, I'll post it here :-)

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by McKayTech In reply to Printer Inpact Ink

Did you find out?

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by kiwimagic In reply to Printer Inpact Ink

No :-(. But I have found 2 Co's still doing ribbons. So, this question is not currently important.

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by csmith In reply to Printer Inpact Ink

Have you tried
www.ables.co.nz
Regards, Chris

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