How to Refill a Lexmark X1270 Color Ink Cartridge

By Launie Sorrels

  • Overview

    With the costs of ink cartridges as high as they are, sometimes it is better to just fill them up yourself. Just remember, that printer companies do not want you to do this, and they will never aid you in this endeavor. Printers are very inexpensive right now, and part of the reason of that is because the printer companies can charge the consumer for ink cartridges.
    How to Refill a Lexmark X1270 Color Ink Cartridge
    How to Refill a Lexmark X1270 Color Ink Cartridge
    • Step 1

      Place the ink cartridge on something that you don't mind getting ink on.
    • Step 2

      Peel off the label off the top.


    • Step 3

      Fill your syringe with 7ml of ink. Use a different syringe for each color of ink.
    • Step 4

      Inject ink into hole. Magenta ink is injected in the hole on the top left, yellow ink in the left hole, and cyan in the hole to the right. This should be done very slowly; otherwise the ink will spill out the top of cartridge. In case of spillage it is a good idea to cover the two holes that you are not injecting ink into. A small piece of tape will work perfect for this.
    • Step 5

      Reinstall the cartridge.
    • Step 6

      Leave cartridge alone for 8 hours. This gives the ink time to soak into the sponges.
    • Step 7

      Perform a couple of cleaning cycles using the Printer menu on your computer.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Ink cartridge
    • Syringe
    • Ink

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