How to Install a Cartridge for a Dell Photo Printer 720

By Chris Weiss

  • Overview

    You're finishing up printing out a slew of photos when it happens: you run out of ink. While running out of ink can be annoying, it doesn't have to stop you in your tracks. Assuming you have the appropriate ink cartridges for your Dell Photo Printer 720, you can get the job done within minutes and be back on your way to productivity.
    • Step 1

      Turn the printer on.
  • Step 2

    Open up the front panel. It swings upward.
  • Step 3

    Press down the tabs that hold the cartridge(s) in place and pull upward.
  • Step 4

    Pull out empty cartridge(s).
  • Step 5

    Make sure that the tape and sticker on the bottom and back of the replacement cartridge have been removed.


  • Step 6

    Install replacement cartridge(s) and close cartridge assembly.
  • Step 7

    Close front panel.
  • Step 8

    Go into "Dell Printer Solution Center" on your computer. It can be found under "Start", "Programs", "Dell Printers", "Dell Photo Printer 720", "Dell Printer Solution Center."
  • Step 9

    Select the tab labeled "Maintenance." Select "Install a new print cartridge."
  • Step 10

    Hit "Next." Select which print cartridge(s) you installed. Properly identify the cartridge as "New," meaning you just pulled it out of the package, or "Old", which can be any cartridge that was previously used. If you installed a NEW cartridge, proceed to Steps 11 through 15. For old cartridges, you are done.
  • Step 11

    Align the ink cartridges for proper printing. Start by loading in printer paper.
  • Step 12

    Go back into the "Maintenance" tab of Dell Printer Solutions Center and select "Align to fix blurry edges."
  • Step 13

    Hit "Print." A page will print for alignment purposes. The alignment page will have a number of rows and arrows.
  • Step 14

    Locate the darkest arrow in each row and enter the number underneath it in the screen fields on your computer.
  • Step 15

    Click "OK" when you've entered all of the numerical information from the alignment page. You should now be able to proceed with printing tasks.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Color ink cartridge T0530
    • Black ink cartridge T0529
    • Tip: For best results, replace both the color and black ink cartridges at the same time. The color cartridge is on the left and black on the right.
    • Warning:
    • Old cartridges should be properly disposed of or stored in an air tight container.

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