1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can
tolerate a spill.
2. Peel off the top label.
3. Fill the syringe with
7 ml. of color ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into each chamber until the
sponge full. A little ink might come out of the top when full, so cover up the other two
holes while filling one.
5. When finished leave
the top label off and the filling holes exposed (when printing it has to
pull in air).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as
per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages:
For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.
Note: Some of the newer
Lexmark cartridges have very small holes and the needle will not fit into
it. In that case just use the thumb drill provided and drill the holes
- Lexmark offers
for sale two different versions of the same cartridge:
- The regular
version (#23, #24, #28, #29, #41, #42) is not refillable. It is the
"Return Program" or "Prebate" cartridge. Supposedly, when you buy this
cartridge you agree to return the empty cartridge to Lexmark. In return,
Lexmark gives you roughly $5 off the retail list price of the cartridge.
- The "A" version
(#23A, #24A, #28A, #29A, #41A, #42A) can easily be refilled. However,
the price of the cartridge is roughly $5 higher than the regular
version, so most people unknowingly buy the regular version.
If you want to refill, you will need "A" version cartridges.
A Refill Kit should include
Three 10cc Syringes
One Thumb Drill