How to Refill Cartridges with Universal Refill Kit

Recently, we received our customers’ questions like ‘How to refill my cartridges with the universal refill kit?’ and ‘To buy a new compatible cartridges or to refill cartridges by myself, which way is more economical?’

Yes, it is convenience and economical to buy compatible cartridges from us, but if you follow this how-to guide and refill cartridges by yourself, you not only save money but also protect the environment.

  1. Purchase an ink refill kit from us at
  2. Gather your kit, a roll of paper towels, and some clear scotch tape together on a large flat working surface, a table or desk.
  3. Remove the empty cartridge from your printer.
  4. Cover your hands with a pair of disposable plastic gloves while you work with the messy ink.
  5. Take a paper towel and fold it in half twice. Work over the paper towel to catch any leaking ink.
  6. Place the empty cartridge on it.
  7. Read the instruction manual included with the refill kit to learn how to refill your particular type of cartridge. The following instructions are just a general guide, there is a specific instruction for different type of cartridges inside the box.
  8. Locate the fill holes on the top of the cartridge. The depressions can be felt by rubbing your finger across the label.
  9. Use a sharp pencil to pierce the refill holes in the top of the ink cartridge. (Correct places can also be found in the kit instructions).
  10. In addition to black, there are three colors of ink: cyan, magenta and yellow. Follow the kit instructions on which hole to insert each color OR push a toothpick into the holes to identify the colors as markings on the printer cartridge are sometimes there to fool you into putting the wrong colors into the cartridge ink chambers.
  11. Insert the long needle on the refill ink bottle into the correct hole.
  12. Slowly, add the ink. Carefully watch to be sure that you do not overfill.
  13. Stop quickly as soon as you see a bit of ink oozing out of the hole. Without letting go of the bottle, slowly release the air, sucking a little ink back out of the ink cartridge, before you remove the needle completely.
  14. Carefully daub the cartridge contacts on the paper towel, you should see a splotch of the ink leaking out onto the paper towel.
  15. Cover the hole with a small piece of clear scotch tape. Make sure that no ink is leaking out of the top holes. Be careful not to cross contaminate the colors.
  16. Repeat steps 11-15 for each ink color.
  17. After you have refilled all three colors, carefully blot (don’t wipe or rub) the cartridge printer head on a folded piece of paper towel. You may need to do this several times. Do this until it stops bleeding and you see an even stripe of three colors showing up on the towel.
  18. If the blot shows the colors either faded or not at all, blot on wet paper towel and again on dry, to get the ink flowing.
  19. Replace the ink cartridge into the printer. Never, ever install a leaking print cartridge.
  20. Immediately print something, anything, just to get the ink flowing. Print several test pages, preferable photos with a lot of different colors.
  21. Follow the cleaning or priming cycles for your specific printer.

We have both the Black and Color Universal Refill Kit, for more information, please refer to the following link:

Universal Refill Kit-3x30ml Black Ink

Universal Refill Kit-3x30ml Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Color Ink

Enjoy the procedure of refilling ink, and thanks for your shopping at

We would like to kindly remind you that: For some HP, Dell, Lexmark, and Epson cartridges, they are designed to be ‘unrefillabel’. So before you buy the universal refill kit, please make sure if your cartridges can be refilled.

Please refer to List for Universal Refill Kit for more information.

7 comments on “How to Refill Cartridges with Universal Refill Kit

  1. E.M. Stevens

    Dear Sirs,

    I have recently purchased a Dell 948 all-in-one printer, which I now find uses up ink a lot faster than any other printer I have ever had; moreover their manufacturer cartridges are a lot more expensive than any other I ever had to buy. I would like to know why even refill stores will not tuch these cartridges, with the only pretty unsatisfactory explanation that the cartridges are “unrefillable”. Is it possible to know why?
    I thank you very much in advance for your kind answer,
    E. Stevens

  2. Firdosh Irani

    Hello Sir,
    I am interested in having black and color refillable ink for Lexmark cartridge. and Will I be able to use for HP cartridge the same ink.And lastly just want to know its easy to do it.If I order both what will be the postage charges to toronto.
    waiting for your kind reply,
    Firdosh Irani

  3. Boneman

    I see for my Lexmark printer you have both black and colour inks, what about the photo cartridge? Does is simply take the same ink as the colour?

  4. Lionel Nobert

    I would like to use universal color ink refill NR-T3111CMY for my printer Canon pixma ip 4700. Is it a good choice ?



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