How to Refill Ink Cartridges for Canon PG 40 CL 41

By John Stevens

  • Overview

    Refilling the ink cartridges for your Canon PG-40/CL-41 printer is a less expensive alternative to purchasing new cartridges. One need only look at the price difference between a new cartridge and a refill kit to realize the significant savings. Although the cost differential between new cartridges and a refill kit is reason enough to use the refill kit, doing so provides many environmental benefits as well.
    • Step 1

      Place the ink cartridge on a rag to catch any ink that may spill from the cartridge.
    • Step 2

      Locate the Cannon product sticker located at the top of the ink cartridge.


    • Step 3

      Locate the small, gray plastic circle just below this product sticker. The circle can be found just under the large "B" on the product sticker.
    • Step 4

      Use the thumb drill provided in the refill kit to drill a small hole through this plastic circle. The drill can be operated by hand; turn the bit in a clockwise direction.
    • Step 5

      Assemble the syringe and needle included with the refill kit by turning the needle in a clockwise direction into the small end of the syringe.
    • Step 6

      Submerge the end of the needle into the ink container from the refill kit.
    • Step 7

      Fill the syringe with ink by slowly withdrawing the syringe plunger.
    • Step 8

      Withdraw the needle from the ink container and insert the needle into the hole that was drilled into the ink cartridge in Step 4.
    • Step 9

      Press down slowly on the syringe plunger to refill the ink cartridge.
    • Step 10

      Place the small piece of tape included with the refill kit over the hole in the ink cartridge, once filled.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Ink refill kit #55C24-PB
    • Rag
    • Warning:
    • Avoid eye contact with the ink by wearing safety glasses.

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