Let’s face it, ink cartridge manufacturers like to give you “low ink” or “empty” warning messages even when you know that can’t be possible. However, there is an interesting hack for some brands that will trick your computer into squeezing every last ounce left in it. Continue reading for more.
Each ink cartridge contains one or more partitioned ink reservoirs; certain manufacturers also add electronic contacts and a chip that communicates with the printer. Some printer manufacturers set up their cartridges to interact with the printer, preventing operation when the ink level is low, or when the cartridge has been refilled. One researcher with the magazine “Which?” over-rode such an interlocked system and found that in one case he could print up to 38% more good quality pages, after the chip stated that the cartridge was empty.