Street Use

The Bottomless Ink Cartridge

From the extensive archive of repair culture at Jan Chipcase’s blog Future Perfect comes these two glimpses of street vendors filling a need. The need is for cheap ink jet cartridges. Why not refill them while U wait?

Here an ink refiller works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This shop operates in New Delhi, India.

Posted on October 4, 2006 at 5:07 am | comments

  • ivan s.

    In Mexico, and I would suppose that in most of the developing world, this type of shops have become business chains. This is one:

  • In 1988 I visited China.
    One evening, I walked out of the White Crane Hotel
    on Shamian Island and crossed the bridge
    into the city of Guangzhou.
    There I saw a line of men
    standing behind small folding tables
    in closed shop doorways.
    Coming closer, I saw that they were rebuilding and
    plastic “disposable” lighters.
    I want a solar rechargeable reading light
    just like that,
    some combination of a
    solar electric chip, LED and button battery
    as cheap, adaptable, and readily available
    as a disposable cigarette lighter.
    We need to make it possible
    for every child around the world
    to read in bed
    and dream.

  • Ra.

    This is pretty environmentally friendly!

    Do you agree???

    Though the Printer Manufacturers would do anything to convince us that this shall KILL the printer that way!

    What do you have to say about it!

  • Toner cartridges which are produced by different manufacturers to be able to fit and become appropriate with the different types of models in you need to even such as the less known manufacturers. These sites also offer you with a complete list catalog for printing device ink, capsules, and toners. Their objective is to offer their clients with the best cope so as to sketch assurance that theirs is the best cope that is being provided when in comparison to all the other sites that focus on the same needs.

    • Ruby

      Yeah there are a number of sites which offers all types of printers, ink catridges, toner etc and they are quite good . You can check out this one