Why do you need to pull the tab off of an ink cartridge before you install it?

Answer it covers an air hole. it's basic science. air has to get ink for ink to flow out. have you ever put your finger on top of a straw still containing liquid? the liquid stays in the straw until you t... Read More »

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Do I need both a color cartridge and a black cartridge installed in order for my Canon MX320 to print?

Yes all cartridges are needed to print WITH MOST PRINTERS, you are required to have ink in both the black and color ink cartridges in order to print in black as color ink is needed in this process.... Read More »

How long before an HP 38 Vivera ink cartridge needs replacing?

The life of an ink cartridge depends on the quantity and quality of printed material. According to the HP Product Store, HP 38 Vivera Ink Cartridges can print up to 5,000 (magenta) or as low as 32... Read More »

How long before an HP 38 vivera ink cartridge needs changing?

According to, the Vivera 38 ink cartridge can print about 3000 4x6 color photos, or 1500 sheets of paper before the cartridge needs to be changed. Page amount will vary based on the printer ... Read More »

How do i install an ink cartridge?

The top of HP printers lifts, like a toy box lid. Make sure the printer is on when you lift the lid. The print cartridges are to the right. They are either easily accessible, or they will move t... Read More »