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#1 publishing guy

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:26

I not infrequently add a bit of water and reconstitute ink in old cartridges. I have been told it is possible to reseal these cartridges so they do not have to be used immediately. For the life of me, I can't imagine a way to do that. Any experience out there? Every idea I can think of would risk clogging the nipple.

I've even been told that some people fill (clean) old cartidges with new bottled ink as a way to carry ink while traveling. Makes some sense if you can reseal the cartridges.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:43

You can find an older thread here.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 15:43

I have read here on FPN that hot glue will seal the cartridge. Also, cut off the end of a cartridge and fit that over the end of the filled cartridge. I think I read here also that some hardware stores carry tiny rubber stoppers to insert in the cartridge. Search the forum, this question has come up before.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 16:19

Hi,

 

I use a dab of silicone seal. I've sent them through the post in unpadded envelopes as 'micro samples' with nary a problem (yet).

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 17:32


Mucho thanks to all. The old thread has several practical ideas, but I hadn't found it.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:51

For what it's worth, I tried an experiment with each of the techniques mention in the old thread (plus one or two others they inspired. If portability is an issue, the hot glue gun works great -- and it's easy to do. The pins with round heads are also a slick solution, although the exact size of the pin head makes a difference in how well anchored they stay. If I were only going to store the cartridges, the pins would be fine, and nothing could be easier.

Everything else seemed to have a drawback or two.

Thanks again for all the help solving this problem. FPN NEVER FAILS.
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