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How to Refill Canon MP270 Ink

Updated February 21, 2017

The Canon Pixma MP270 is a colour all-in-one photo printer, scanner and copier. The MP270 uses the Canon PG-210 black ink cartridge and the Canon CL-211 colour ink cartridge. When either of these ink cartridges runs low or becomes empty, it needs to be replaced or refilled. Refilling the cartridges is a less expensive option compared to buying new cartridges each time.

Set the cartridges on a flat surface with some paper towels under them to catch any dripped ink.

Peel the label off the top of the black ink cartridge.

Enlarge the hole in the middle of the top of the cartridge with the 1/16-inch drill bit.

Fill a syringe with 15ml of black refill ink. Insert the needle into the drilled hole. Slowly inject the ink into the cartridge.

Peel the label off of the top of the colour ink cartridge.

Enlarge the three small holes in the top of the cartridge with the 1/16-inch drill bit. Position the cartridge so the two holes that are side by side are closer to you than the single hole.

Fill three syringes, each with a different colour of refill ink.

Insert the needle of the magenta ink syringe into the refill hole located in the upper middle area of the top of the cartridge. Slowly inject the ink.

Insert the needle of the cyan ink syringe into the refill hole on the lower left area of the top of the cartridge. Slowly inject the ink.

Insert the needle of the yellow ink cartridge into the refill hole on the lower right area. Slowly inject the ink into the cartridge.

Replace the cartridges in the Canon MP270 printer. Wait eight hours before printing to allow the ink time to saturate the internal sponges.

Things You'll Need

  • Syringes
  • Drill with 1/16-inch bit
  • Paper towels
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