I always have a syringe in my toolbox as they come in handy from time to time.
I sucked up about 2cc of water and gently injected it deep into the the sponge in the cartridges.
Once the cartridges were back in the printer I tried printing to see how it did.
Success! The printer prints well enough to do my homework on till it goes dry. Then when I'm feeling not so lazy I can go pick up some more ink.
The inks in these printers are miscible with water and I don't really need all that photo quality I just want to print something sometimes.