The average Canon PG-260XL black ink cartridge can only print about 400 pages per refill. Once you’ve reached that threshold, you’ll need to replace your Canon cartridge or refill it with an ink bottle, depending on your printer. So, how do you get started?
A guide to refilling your Canon cartridges for your Canon printer
- Check your ink levels
You should always ensure your cartridge is fully empty before refilling it. This way, you won’t end up wasting ink, and you might be able to eliminate previously undetected issues with your printer.
First, run the printhead cleaning mode on your computer. If the resulting page has streaks even after you’ve cleaned it, this could be a sign that you are running out of ink.
You can also take your cartridge out and shake it gently. Sometimes, the cartridges can get clogged, leading you to think that you’ve run out of ink.
- Prepare your ink cartridge refill kit.
If you’ve confirmed that your cartridges no longer have ink, it’s time to refill them. Make sure to obtain an authentic Canon ink cartridge refill kit from authorised distributors and choose a kit that is compatible with your printer. In addition, don’t forget to choose the colours that you need to refill.
- Fill your cartridge with ink.
Once you have your refill kit, fill a syringe with the right colour and volume of ink. You can refer to your printer’s instruction manual to confirm your cartridge’s size.
Next, insert the syringe through a hole in your cartridge and slowly inject it with ink. You will notice that the cartridge is full if ink starts leaking through the hole. In this case, wipe off any excess ink and cover the hole with tape to prevent leaks.
To ensure that you refilled your cartridge correctly, run a test print with all the colours on a piece of paper.
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