TECH TIP: How an Inkjet Printhead Works -- 4, 5 & 6 Ink Cartridge Printers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgcjg...
TECH TIP: Canon Printhead Flush - MP, MG, MX & iP Printers (removable printhead): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkBoY...
TECH TIP: Canon 280 & 281 Ink Cartridge Reset Procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF3eQ...
TECH TIP: Canon PIXMA G6020 MegaTank Printer – Printhead Error, Ink Refilling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEakg...
Contact us at https://www.inkjet411.com to find your nearest ink refill center location (i.e. Auchan France, etc.) and you'll save around 50% on ink costs, on average, vs. buying a new ink cartridge. Supported Canon 550/551 standard capacity and Canon 550XL/551XL high capacity ink cartridges:
Canon PGI-550 Black
Canon PGI-551 Cyan
Canon PGI-551 Magenta
Canon PGI-551 Yellow
Canon PGI-551 Photo Black
Canon PGI-550XL Black
Canon PGI-551XL Cyan
Canon PGI-551XL Magenta
Canon PGI-551XL Yellow
Canon PGI-551XL Photo Black
If you have never refilled your cartridges before, the process is simple and usually takes less an hour. In addition to the money savings it is good for the environment since you get to reuse your ink cartridge over and over.
Supported Printer Models include:
Canon PIXMA iP7250
Canon PIXMA iP8750
Canon PIXMA iX6850
Canon PIXMA MG5450
Canon PIXMA MG5550
Canon PIXMA MG5650
Canon PIXMA MG6350
Canon PIXMA MG6450
Canon PIXMA MG6650
Canon PIXMA MG7150
Canon PIXMA MG7550
Canon PIXMA MX725
Canon PIXMA MX925
Refilling your Canon 550, 551, 550XL or 551XL ink cartridges allows you to re-use your ink cartridges over and over which saves on ink costs and supports the environment by reducing land fill.
NOTE: Grey ink cartridge NOT supported for refilling.
Since the cartridge’s smart chip was NOT replaced during ink refilling, after the refilled ink cartridge is installed into the printer, you will observe various low ink and nuisance error messages, including red X warnings – this is completely NORMAL and you can simply bypass the various alert messages by pressing the Stop/Resume button for 5 seconds.
The printer will NOT be able to track the refilled ink cartridge ink levels. The ink level indicator will falsely signal empty. As you just returned from your refill store, your refilled ink cartridges are not empty.
Your printer or computer will display ink alert messages, such as "remaining ink cannot be correctly detected" or “printing under the current condition may damage the printer”. Press “OK”, “Yes” or “Close” to dismiss alert prompts, or press “OK” on the printer.
PRESS and HOLD the "Stop/Resume" buttons (down arrow/triangle-circle) on your printer, for 5-8 seconds, until the low ink indicator goes out, the power light stops blinking and/or the printer resumes printing. You may need to repeat this for each ink cartridge that was refilled, depending on your printer model.
After the low ink, empty and nuisance messages are bypassed, ink tracking will no longer be available…the refilled cartridge ink level tracking icons will appear greyed out or empty – this is NORMAL when using refilled ink cartridges.
You may continue to print until the print quality fades. If you are unsure which color is fading or empty, activate the printer’s internal self test print to evaluate which color, or colors, is currently out.
To help maintain printhead health, it is suggested to print on a regular basis using all colors, perhaps once or twice a week - this will become more important as the printer ages.
For more information on Canon ink cartridge refilling, retail refill locations or advanced Canon printer problem resolutions, please visit http://www.inkjet411.com (English), http://fr.inkjet411.com (French), or http://mx.inkjet411.com (Spanish).