Canon PGI-1600 & PGI-2600 genuine ink tanks - How to refill
Genuine Canon PGI-1600 & PGI-2600 ink tanks/cartridges are easy and economical to refill - if you know how and have the right inks and refill gear. You can find all you need somewhere on this page.
Refilling steps for Canon PGI-1600 & PGI-2600 ink tanks:
1) Remove empty ink tank/cartridge from printer. Find the ink outlet and the air hole on front of the tank.
2) Securely attach the supplied adapter to syringe. Don't over-tighten the connection!
3) Push end of a cotton bud inside the air hole port - as far as it will go. This is to catch any ink spitting up the air hole during filling. If the bud is too big - compress it to fit. If you don't have any buds, use bit of rolled up tissue paper instead.
4) Stand and support cartridge - on it's end, so the ink outlet is pointing up.
5) Fill the syringe - by dipping the adapter in the appropriate colour ink and pulling on the plunger until full (or whatever amount is required). Don't pull plunger all the way out of the syringe!
Note: Standard and Setup cartridges can be filled to XL capacity or until almost full.
6) Push the adapter tip inside the ink outlet - as far as it will go and slowly inject the ink inside. When empty, draw back on the plunger few ml to release any pressure from the cartridge.
7) If your cartridge volume is more than 12ml, repeat steps 5-6 until almost full.
8) When finished, leave the adapter & syringe inserted and position the cartridge so it's sitting upright (as below).
9) Draw the plunger to 1-2ml mark - to remove air and prime the ink outlet, then withdraw the syringe assembly and discard the cotton bud. Stand the cartridge up as before (outlet pointing up)! There is no valve in the ink outlet, so ink could leak, if left sitting in upright position.
That's it! Another PGI-1600 refilled...
10) Refill other colours as needed - using clean syringe for each colour then return cartridge(s) back in the printer and print a Nozzle check or test print to confirm all colours are printing ok. Use the Cleaning utility (not Deep cleaning) to correct missing lines or colours. Clean syringes etc in clean tap water when finished.
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