Refill BCI-3/6/CLI-8 PGI-5Bk cartridges using the “German Durchstich” method
This is a refillÂ method suggested by one of our forum members:Â pharmacist.Â I’ve tested this method and have been very happy with it (see updates in the comments).
NOTE: This method is designed forÂ refilling Canon OEM Canon cartridges.Â
Below are pharmacist’s comments and images regarding this method:
“It really works great and I already refilled my PM cartridge for the 6th time now (the cartridge you are seeing on the pictures I made). So far: not a single drop of ink is coming out of the refill hole (maybe some staining on the plastic back of the printhead, but this is negligible). I have to say: this method is only thoroughly tested on original Canon carts (BCI-6/CLI-8).
The first time I did this I was amazed that not a single ink is coming out (I was afraid too like you !) of the refill ink: but I was concluding if ink would come out of this hole then it would be also from the ink outlet beneath it, and we all know -with sealed carts- it won’t. But I cannot guarantee it will work with aftermarket carts. I do not experience with air leaking at all when printing sudden large area’s with the same colour whatsoever. It works great with original Canon carts.”
Here’s a fantastic video from our forum member ghwellsjr
Update From Rob 10/24/2010:Â I just refilled all my carts with the “German Method” and I’m super pleased with how well it works.Â Â Ive been refilling carts for over 10 years and this is by far the easiest and most reliable process (Canon OEM cartridges & theÂ German refill method) that I’ve ever used.Â Â It has proven to be faster, easier, less messy, and I have less nozzle problems.Â Â I only wish I had known about and used this process sooner!
View larger versions of the images and discuss this method on our forum here.