Do you make extensive use of your printer every month? Are you tired of having to spend large amounts on the purchase of printer cartridges? Well, then, reading this article, you will be able to understand how to refill ink cartridges canon.
You can do it in your own in total autonomy and without making mistakes; and compromising the regular operation of your printer.
How to Refill Ink Cartridges Canon: Step by Step
Remove the supplies from the refill kit. The black ink cartridge refill kit will contain a bottle of black ink, a hand-held piercer, and a syringe. The color ink refill kit will have a cyan, a magenta, and a yellow container, three syringes (one for each color), and a hand-held piercer.
Place the cartridge on a sheet of newspaper. Remove the label from the top of the cartridge. The black cartridge filler hole is in the center of the black cartridge. The color cartridge will have the fill hole in the center of the top in magenta, in the lower left in cyan, and in the lower right in yellow.
Place the tip of the hand-held piercer into the hole. Rotate one side and the other to enlarge the fill hole so the needle of the syringe can penetrate.
Fill each syringe with a color. The color ink cartridge uses five milliliters of each color, and the black uses 15 milliliters of ink. Insert the needle into the ink bottle and pull the plunger up. Extract enough ink, then stop.
Insert the needle into the correct fill hole and push the plunger to inject the ink into the cartridge. For the color cartridge, cover the two holes. So that the colors do not mix if you have excess ink on top of the cartridge. If the ink starts to ooze, stop, and wipe it off with a damp cloth. Some cartridges will not be fully charged if they were not empty.
Put the filled cartridge back into the carriage inside the printer. Prints two to four test pages to complete the cartridge cycle before running print jobs.
Mistakes not to be made
- Do not overfill the tank
- Do not inject the ink too quickly (it is necessary to allow the sponge time to absorb the ink)
- Do not use the same syringe to inject the different colors.
- Do not inject the ink into the hole of an incorrect color (it would create a mix of colors inside the tank, and the cartridge will be unusable)
- Once the refilling procedure is complete, the printer may indicate that the cartridge has run out or the ink level is low. This is entirely normal as the chip counter cannot be reset.
Some Tips and Tricks
The Ink Must Be Injected Very Slowly
Whatever type of printer cartridges you are refilling, always inject the ink very slowly. Avoid pumping the last ml if it contains air bubbles. Once refilled, wait at least 15 minutes (sometimes it takes longer) to allow the ink to distribute evenly inside the cartridge and to ‘purge’ any excess ink in case of overfilling (excessive refilling).
When sealed, close the refill hole tightly. If air passes, the cartridge will lose all the ink. NEVER INSTALL A DRIPPING CARTRIDGE.
Save The Ink
Each time the printer is turned on, a cleaning cycle takes place that consumes ink. If you don’t need to print, keep it off. Avoid activating. If present in the options of the printer management software, automatic switch-on when Windows starts. You will find yourself in a short time with the ink of the cartridges run out without having ever printed.
Do Not Refill Too Much
Never top-up more than necessary (overfilling). If, during the refill, the ink should come out of the refill hole, aspirate about ½-1ml. Then switch to refilling the next color. In the case of excessive refilling, the cartridges will lose ink. DO NOT install an overloaded cartridge. Always wait for the pressure to stabilize and for the ink to stop leaking.
If, after refilling 3/5 color cartridges, they are not printed correctly (for example, yellow-green or orange printing), you have probably contaminated the cartridge tanks or the head channels (due to over refilling). Print an image containing the contaminated color until the correct shade is restored.
The inks contained in the 3/5 color cartridges do not wear out uniformly. Therefore, the recommended refill quantities for these cartridges are indicative. These refer to the necessary amount to restore a color tank at the first signal of low ink.