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If you observe sub-standard print quality or fade in printed images or text documents then the internal printhead may be clogged with ink. It is also possible that one of the Canon 280/281, 280XL/281XL & 280XXL/281XXL ink cartridges may be empty. It is suggested to activate an internal test print from the printer’s maintenance menu, either by selecting ‘Cleaning’ or ‘Deep Cleaning’.

Refilling your Canon ink cartridges saves on ink costs and supports the environment by reducing land fill.

Supported Canon 280/281 ink cartridges:
Canon PGI-280 Black
Canon PGI-281 Cyan
Canon PGI-281 Magenta
Canon PGI-281 Yellow
Canon PGI-281 Photo Black
Canon PGI-280XL Black
Canon PGI-281XL Cyan
Canon PGI-281XL Magenta
Canon PGI-281XL Yellow
Canon PGI-281XL Photo Black
Canon PGI-280XXL Black
Canon PGI-281XXL Cyan
Canon PGI-281XXL Magenta
Canon PGI-281XXL Yellow
Canon PGI-281XXL Photo Black

(NOTE: photo blue cartridge is not supported for refilling)

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:

NOTE: Photo Blue ink cartridge NOT supported for refilling.

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” to dismiss alert prompts (or press the Stop button on the printer for 5 or more seconds), this will allow the printer to resume printing.

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 (English), (French), or (Spanish).

Post time: Dec-08-2018
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