By Mick Needham. In issue 19 Chris Richardson explainedhis method of re-inking ribbons, havingused a similar method I found it messyand time consuming, so after somecareful thought I came up with thefollowing method, which, after a fewmodifications to ribbon cartridge takesseconds and does not require the ribbonremoving from the printer. The ink cartridge on my printer (aCitizen 120D), is the full width of thecarriage with an arm at each end fromwhich the ribbon is fed, the print headmoves between the arms, as the shapeand size of printer cartridges differthe method described may not besuitable for all cartridges. The top of the cartridge should becarefully removed so the ribbon is notdisturbed (yards of ribbon over theliving room carpet is not to berecommended as I discovered!), wherethe ribbon exits the cartridge twopartitions extend from each side wallto the centre, leaving a small gap inthe middle for the ribbon to passthrough, this stops the ribbon fromjamming. Behind this partition is aspace, if you fill this space withenough cotton wool to touch the ribbon,then soak the cotton wool withendorsing ink. As the ribbon leaves thecartridge it will ink itself as theprinter is used, you should then cut asmall V shaped slot in the top of theprinter cartridge above the cottonwool. Replace the cartridge top.Replace the cartridge in the printerand away you go, as the print fades, afew drops of endorsing ink on thecotton wool and the ribbon is as goodas new.