Refill Instructions

Epson C41, C42, C60, 820 and other Epson cartridges
Note: Epson 820 has 5 colors

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This cartridge has a chip which needs
an Epson Chip Resetter.
Epson ink refill instructions
You will need to purchase a chip resetter. You can get one from
Without a chip resetter, these cartridges cannot be effectively refilled.

Cartridge Refilling Instructions

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

2. Locate the black or gray rubber seal(s) on the bottom of the cartridge.

3. Insert the "Epson Rivet(s)" into each seal and press down firmly.
Alternatively, you may seal the outlet hole(s) in the base of the cartridge with the aluminum tape provided.

4. Fill the syringe with 10 ml. of black ink or 5 ml. of color ink.  Push needle through the label into the sponge of the correct filling hole.
From Left to Right the color inks in the Photo cartridge will be:
Cyan - Photo Cyan - Magenta - Photo Magenta - Yellow
From Left to Right the color inks in the Standard cartridge will be:
Cyan - Magenta - Yellow
Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into the sponge until the cartridge is full. A little ink might come out of the top when full, so cover up the other holes while filling one

3. When finished, seal the Filling Hole(s) made in the top label with tape.  If the holes are not sealed properly the cartridge will leak.

4. Important - Next, remove the "Epson Rivets (or tape) from all exit ports.

5. 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.


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

For best results, never leave your Epson printer without an installed cartridge -- even an empty one -- for more than an hour or so, because the ink -- the original or our refill ink -- will begin to gel to the consistency of honey, which will require multiple cleaning routines to clear.

A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:

1 Rivet for Black
3 Rivets for Color
5 Rivets for Photo Color.

1 Syringe for Black
3 Syringes for Color
5 Syringes for Photo Color.

Aluminum Tape

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