BC-06 Photo Cartridge

Canon ink refill instructions

Refill Instructions

Also Apple M8052GA, M8041GA, and M4609GA Cartridges.

Many different Canon and Apple Stylewriter Printers


The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal sponge.


Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.

Step 2) Locate the three vent holes on the longest side of the cartridge at the opposite end from the print head. Each hole leads to a seperate color chamber.

Step 3) Use the thumb drill provided to open up these vent holes, using them as starter holes. Drill just through the plastic top.

Step 4) Insert a toothpick or unbent paper clip into the holes to verify the color of the ink in each of the three color chambers -- yellow, magenta, cyan

Step 5) Tape over the two holes you aren't currently filling to avoid accidental contamination with the wrong color of ink.

Step 6) Using the syringe draw 2cc of ink from the plastic bottle. Insert the needle fully through the hole.

Step 7) S-L-O-W-L-Y inject the ink into the sponge.

Step 8) Recognize that each color is not used equally, and therefore, only one color will take the full 2cc.

Step 9) Remove all tape and set above a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Don't allow the printhead to touch the paper towel or all of the ink will be drawn out. Expect a few drips -- If it doesn't drip, the ink is not ready to print. It is not necessary to seal the holes except during long storage and transportation.

Step 10) Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages: for Black for Color 
For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.

A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
3 Syringes for color
1 Thumb Drill
Aluminum Tape

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