Refill Instructions for Canon PGI-550, CLI-551 cartridges
Prepare your workplace by making sure that no permanent staining with ink is possible. Make sure to only use ink that was released for the Canon PGI-550 and CLI-551 cartridges and printers. Do not use “Universal ink”. To refill the Canon cartridges you will need the following supplies:
- a small drill (1.5mm)
- syringes and needles (70mm)
- up to 15ml Refill Ink for Canon PGI-550 black pigmented
- up to 7ml Refill Ink for Canon CLI-551 black, cyan, magenta, yellow
- up to 22ml Refill Ink for Canon PGI-550XL black pigmented
- up to 11ml Refill Ink for Canon CLI-551XL black, cyan, magenta, yellow
The given amounts of ink can only be filled in if the cartridge is completely empty.
How to refill the Canon PGI-550, CLI-551 cartridges:
Take the cartridge Canon PGI-550 or CLI-551 and drill a small hole at the place marked in picture 1. Take a needle and insert it through the sponge into the rear tank inside the cartridge (see picture 2). Please note that with XL-cartridges you can insert the needle further, because they do not have a partition wall. Please read the detailed dokumentation on the new cartridge series below. If the needle is inserted far enough into the tank you can see it through the prismatic window (picture 3). The ink has to be filled into this area.
Now put the filled syringe onto the needle and insert the ink into the rear tank (picture 4). When you have filled the tank you can draw back the syringe a little and insert the remaining ink slowly into the sponge. When ink leaks from the ink outlet or the drilled filler opening you have filled the cartridge a little too much. Therefore, draw back about 1ml ink into the syringe.Now you are done refilling this cartridge. Seal the filler opening with adhesive tape or hot glue. If you use hot glue make sure not to leave a bulge. It could cause problems when you reinsert the cartridge back into the printer.
Available instructions for refilling Canon PGI-550, CLI-551
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