Refill Instructions for Canon
 Color Cartridge
241, 246, 261
Standard or XL






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

2. Peel off the top label.

3. You will notice three small holes (too small for a syringe needle to get into). Drill each hole larger with a thumb drill.

4. Fill the syringe with 5 ml. of color ink.

5. Stick the syringe needle into the drilled hole and at least half way down into the sponge, then Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into each chamber until the sponge full.

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

7. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following page:  

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).

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 correct sponge with the correct color of ink and then put the top back on again.


A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
Thumb Drill
Three 10cc Syringes with sharp needle

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