Canon BC-20/23 Canon ink refill instructions

Also includes: Canon BJC-4000, BJC-4100, BJC-4200, BJC-4550, BJC-5000
 and Apple StyleWriter 2400


Refilling the BC-20/23 Cartridge

  1. For the Black BC-20 or BC-23 Cartridge, locate the round circle on top of the cartridge. There is a small hole off-center inside this round circle.
  2. Use a 1/16 inch Thumb drill provided enlarge this small hole on top of the cartridge. (This may be covered by a label.) Drill completely through the plastic into the sponge.
  3. Inject the Black BC-20/23 cartridge with about 30 cc of ink -- a full syringe. Insert the needle all the way into the cartridge deep into the hard sponge.
  4. Inject S-L-O-W-L-Y to fill the entire cartridge. Be sure to remove and re-insert the needle a few times to expose the entire sponge to the ink.
  5. You only need cover the hole with a piece of aluminum tape for extended storage or transportation tCanon ink refill instructionso prevent leaking or drying out. Remove the tape when printing.
  6. Set on a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Expect a few drips. Cover all holes during storage to prevent leaks and evaporation.
  7. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
    Or print the following pages: for Black
    For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge. (Allows ink to flow to the print head).

A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
1 Syringe for Black
1 Thumb Drill
Aluminum Tape

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