Understanding the Difference Refilling Methods of Canon PGI-525 and CLI-526 Cartridges – The latest clutch of Canon printers to be released, such as the Pixma IP4850, MG5150, MG5250, MG 6150 and MG8150 were released together with a brand name brand-new set of cartridges – The PGI-525 and CLI-526.
Home filling up fans nevertheless might be at a loss with these brand-new cartridges need to they find themselves having the replace their printer for among the more recent models. These latest cartridges appear to have actually been established specifically to make filling up challenging, thanks mostly to the black nontransparent case of the cartridge. The possibility of over filling is increased as is a danger of running cartridges dry or flooding print heads and subsequently harming them.
Those figured out or confident with refilling cartridges can still have success filling up these cartridge, Canon have just made sure it’s as difficult as possible therefore putting it beyond the abilities or patience of your average printer owner. There are a couple of tried and tested approaches for dealing with filling up PGI-525 and CLI-526 cartridges – The top filling, the German or ‘Durchstich’ and the PGI-520/ CLI-521 cartridge swap technique.
All three require a degree of ability and die-hard users of either the top refilling or German method will each swear theirs is the very best and most advised.
Some Leading Filling Method discussed below
As suggested by the title, you need to create a hole at the top of the cartridge.
- Seal ink nozzle discovered on the underside of cartridge (some tape need to be adequate).
- The filler ‘hole’ is found on the top of the cartridge under the label, nearly directly in front of where the word “push” is printed within a black circle.
- Peel back label from edge of cartridge just as much as where word “push” is printed or merely drill through label at this point. (note a little hand drilling tool is best to avoid drilling in too far).
- Put together syringe and steel filling tube, fill with necessary ink colour.
- Place steel tube into the hole you’ve just created.
- Start to SLOWLY add ink in percentages, using a toothpick of similar to act as you would use to check oil level in a cars and truck.
- Seal hole with plug, tape or blob of glue from glue gun.
- Leave cartridge to stand over night on a non-absorbent surface (such as metal draining board or old plate) this is to provide sufficient time for internal sponge to end up being fully saturated with ink. DO NOT LEAVE ON TISSUE.
- Repeat with a cleaned up or new syringe for each required colour.
- Set up cartridge and run a priming cartridge.
- A drawback to this method is it can lead to leak, even if you manage to develop a safe adequate seal on the refilling hole and is normally thought about aot messier as the air vacuum/natural stability in the cartridge is disturbed.
The German or ‘Durchstrich’ method is typically favoured however requires a little more attention to information:
- Turn cartridge upside-down so nozzle is uppermost and closest to you, the clip and chip far from you.
- Make sure to stop as quickly as you press through the outer case, taking care not to mess up the inner sponge.
- Next use a very sharp needle to push through and produce a channel through the inner sponge, do this gradually so inner sponges are not pushed and compressed together as this will render cartridge useless.
- Thoroughly cut away any flakes of plastic around entrance of drilled hole.
- Prime and prepared a syringe with ink, with a needle length 2 inches/5cm minimum length and of 18-21 gauge – – The needle needs to be pushed in through the sponge and be translucented the transparent section at the other end of the cartridge
- Place ink slowly and steadily up until approx. 80% complete. Over filling or filling too quickly will push ink through the sponge and out breathing hole.
- Turn cartridge ideal method up, wait a few minutes for ink level to settle and stop falling (ink is being absorbed into the sponge and you will see bubbles forming in the transparent area). You can leave the syringe in location.
- Turn cartridge upside-down again and top back to 80% level to compensate for this ink being soaked up.
- Repeat as needed.
Keep in mind with this method there is no need to plug the fill hole, considering that the pressure equalises within the cartridge avoiding ink from leaking – despite the hole being positioned near the base of the cartridge! The cartridge swap technique is a combination of either of the above refilling approaches, with the included requirement to remove the chip from the 525/526 and replace it on the 520/521 cartridge body (which are much easier to fill up).
For those who discover the thought of refilling these cartridges simply too much effort to contemplate, yet balk at the cost of Genuine Canon cartridges, there is some good news at least in the kind of compatibles. These have simply begun to be produced and are now becoming more readily offered, in the type of generic or unbranded type along with branded suitable from the similarity Jettec. All are cracked and ready to go and will install in your printer in exactly the very same method as the initial OEM cartridges.