How to Refill Lexmark 33 and 32 Ink Cartridges

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How to Refill Lexmark 33 and 32 Ink Cartridges
Refill Lexmark's 32 and 33 cartridges. (Used ink cartridges for recycling image by itsallgood from Fotolia.com)

The Lexmark 32 and 33 inkjet print cartridges are used in conjunction with one another to provide both black and colour ink to a home inkjet printer. If you want to refill these cartridges from home rather than purchase the replacements, you can do so with black and colour printer ink and a plastic syringe. Learn how to properly refill the cartridges and resume printing within a few hours.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Empty Lexmark 32 cartridge
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic syringe
  • Black printer ink
  • Empty Lexmark 33 Cartridge

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Instructions

    Lexmark 32

  1. 1

    Place the empty Lexmark 32 cartridge on top of a layer of paper towels.

  2. 2

    Remove the label off of the top of the cartridge.

  3. 3

    Fill the syringe with 15ml. of black printer ink and insert it into the refill hole on the top of the cartridge. Slowly release all of the ink and allow the cartridge to remain upright for eight hours before using.

    Lexmark 33

  1. 1

    Place the Lexmark 33 cartridge upright on top of several paper towels.

  2. 2

    Remove the label from the top of the cartridge.

  3. 3

    Fill the plastic syringe with 7ml. of magenta ink. Looking straight down onto the top of the cartridge, insert the syringe into the highest of the refill holes and slowly release all of the ink.

  4. 4

    Fill the syringe with 7ml. of yellow ink and insert the syringe into the refill hole to the bottom left of the magenta hole. Release all of the ink.

  5. 5

    Fill the plastic syringe with 7ml. of cyan ink and insert the syringe into the refill hole located to the bottom right of the magenta hole. Slowly release all of the ink and allow the cartridge to remain upright for eight hours before using.

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