Canon Cartridge 245, 260 and 275 Black

Refill Instructions for Black cartridge


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

2. Peel the top label off.
You will see that the top of the cartridge has over 16 chasms in it and they are somewhat deep making the cartridge hold less ink than it could.
The picture is the 245 standard size cartridge.

3. Drill a hole into the cartridge. I used the third chasm down on the right side because that seems to be directly over the printhead, but any one will work since the cartridge only has one sponge in it.

4. Fill the syringe with 10 ml. of black ink, the 245XL can take 18 ml of ink.

5. Stick the syringe needle into the drilled hole and at least half way down into the sponge.

6. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into the sponge until you see ink coming up into the chasm.

7. When finished, leave the label off or cut it short and put it back on being sure not to cover up the drilled hole. This will be the cartridge's vent hole.

8. 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.

Note: Each time the cartridge is removed from the printer an "empty cartridge" message appears and a blinking amber light will come on, on the printer. Holding the paper feed (or stop/reset) button down for 3-5 sec. will allow you to override the counter.

As a side note you can see the top of the cartridge removed from a new unused cartridge in the picture to the right. Notice that Canon does not give you much ink in a new cartridge. When refilling you will be putting in more ink than the cartridge originally had. You also have the option of taking off the top of the cartridge and just saturate the entire sponge with ink and then put the top back on again.

A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
One 30cc Syringe with sharp needle
One Thumb Drill

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