Tip & How-To about Canon PIXMA MP460 All-In-One InkJet Printer

PG 40 & CL 41 filling.

It is possible to fill these two cartridges HOWEVER you MUST do it as soon as the ink has run out otherwise they dry up. And you must get the labels in the right position, otherwise the printer will not recognize the Cartridge.
For filling PG40 pull the label off and you will see 3 circular indents. Ignore the one near the curved lug and the small one with the line running in through it. Drill out the one in the area of the pattern of lines that looks like a 9. Fill with ink (it will overflow from the top when full).
Replace the label, make certain the word canon (on the label) fits as close to the two top lugs as you can get it. If the label will not stick back down put clear tape over it going down the left & right sides only.
Much of the above applies to CL41, however the magenta hole is located near the two top lugs and the yellow is the right and cyan the left at the bottom of the pattern lines.
I must emphasis that if the label is placed too low near the curved lug it will cover the chip and the printer will say not recognised.
You can not at the present time reset the chip so you will always have a low ink warning. The only thing you can do is clear the error warning.
Canon do however warn that it could damage the printer!
The above also applies to PG50 and CL51.

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why can't you leave the cartridge outside the printer more than 30 min .? I took cartridges out to take printer in shop . Now it says the color printer cartridge is not compatible

"If you were to open up an inkjet cartridge, inside you would find a
sponge holding the ink. This explains some of the mysterious warnings,
instructions and problems. When you install the cartridge, you rip off
a tab to open a vent to let air in to let the ink escape. The trouble
is, this also dries out the ink on the sponge. You can't use an
ink-jet printer only once a month and expect the cartridge to last the
normal length of time. The ink will dry out. Further, if you try to
refill the non-working cartridge with one of those incredibly messy
ink refill kits, you won't get satisfactory results because the sponge
may be too dried out, and won't hold the new ink. This is why they
tell you to wait five minutes and try refilling again if you can't get
all the ink in the first time. It gives the sponge time to moisten and
absorb the ink. That is also why they tell you to let the cartridge
sit for 15 minutes after filling -- to give the ink time to distribute
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liquid. There are warnings on cartridges not not to rip off labels.
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i need to know how to refill my ink for my nx110 printer

The ink cartridges used in Epson's Stylus line of printers are very similar to the ones used in its other printers. A handful of cartridges--like the S020034, S020047 or S020049--may require a slightly different refilling technique, but they all basically entail opening a fill hole in the top to run down into the ink chamber within. Once the chamber is accessible, you can use a basic refill kit with a syringe bottle to refill the chamber, as with most printer-ink cartridges.
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1. Hold the cartridge upside down so the outlet holes to the printer paper are on top. Cover each hole with a piece of tape, then turn the cartridge right-side up.

2. Make a hole in the top of the cartridge above each ink chamber. For most cartridges, simply poke a hole through the label with a toothpick. With cartridges like the Epson Stylus 34 (the casing of which is black), pull back the label to reveal the filling holes and puncture the seal of each home. For the 47 or 49 color cartridge, drill a 1/8-inch hole in the shell between the label and front edge.

3. Determine which color of ink is in which chamber (if you're refilling a color cartridge). The toothpick used to puncture the hole should draw out some ink to show you. If you have a cartridge in which you punctured the label directly, the order of the color chambers is usually cyan, magenta and yellow. If you created the hole in another way (like with the 34, 47 or 49 cartridges), the order is usually magenta, cyan and yellow.

4.Fill the syringe bottle with 5ml of ink. Insert the needle in the filling hole and inject the ink. There may be a sponge inside the chamber, so make sure the needle goes all the way through to the bottom. The 34 cartridge takes up to 12ml of ink.

5. Tape over the fill holes you created. If you drilled the holes, plastic plugs (like the ones included in a refill kit) can work as well. Leave the tape on the outlet holes as you replace the cartridge in the Epson Stylus printer.


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Printer is hardly used. Has been stored in a dry celler for 3 years. now I want to use it and can command to print pages which it does but prints blank pages. The ink cartridges are surely dried out; however, I don't want to purchase new ones if there are other problems with the printer. When I ask it to print a full page of b&w text, the printer runs across the page a few times but not the amount it would need to do to actually print. Any suggestions about how I can tell whether all I need to do is buy new ink, without having to buy the ink?? Thanks very much. Judy

Had a good read of the manual, which can be found on this site and I think you must fill the cartridges with ink, otherwise you could cause damage to the printer if you continue running it empty. The instructions for filling them manual can be found on my tip on filling PG40, CL41. You should also try standing them first in a saucer of ink cleaning fluid which you get with refill kits. This might clean the nozzles. However I would run the expense of buying new ones first, shop around on the net, they are coming down in price!

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By using Colorbyte's Imageprint software and their 'Phatte Black' cartridge.... 
I have not purchased it myself quite yet but im good friends with an Epson R&D guy who tested their system and highly recommends it.

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