i960 Waste Ink Tank Pad Replacement


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A while back one of our printer forum members submitted the article  “Canon i960 Printer Cover & Base Removal”.  Another one of our community members, wfmcg, replied that he had created a Canon i960 teardown document with pics.  I asked if he’d be willing to send it to me, and did.   I was impressed and Read More …

Canon Waste Ink Tank – Waste Ink Pads


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One of the common discussions on our printer forum is in regard to the “waste tank” that lies within many inkjet printers.  These “tanks” are actually just ink pads that absorb and then become saturated with ink.   There are a few ways ink becomes deposited on these pads including overspray during borderless printing, printing when Read More …

Canon i960 Printer Cover & Base Removal


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A few weeks ago I received the following email: “I’ve written a procedure explaining how to remove a Canon i960 printer from its cover and base and how to prepare it to be operational while out of its case. It’s a 4 page PDF – 1 graphic, 3000 words, 36 paragraphs. Too big for a Read More …

The “German Durchstich” Refill Method


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Refill BCI-3/6/CLI-8 PGI-5Bk cartridges using the “German Durchstich” method This is a refill method suggested by one of our forum members:  pharmacist.  I’ve tested this method and have been very happy with it (see updates in the comments). NOTE: This method is designed for  refilling Canon OEM Canon cartridges. 

Laser Toner Cartridge Refill


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My Experiences With Laser Toner Cartridges (Refilling and Remanufactured) I’ve decided to chronicle my experiences with laser toner cartridges over the past few years. I’ve had a hand at refilling toner cartridges and have also used remanufactured (refurbished) cartridges. 

Vacuum Fill Canon Cartridges


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This article describes a cheap and simple way to vacuum fill Canon BCI-6, and similar cartridges. The only cost besides ink is a vacuum chamber and a vacuum pump. If you’re lucky, you can get a loaner manual vacuum pump from an auto supply store for just a few bucks or even free. That is Read More …

Ink Refill


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Summary of findings on refilling Canon BCI-6 cartridges.  Misc information Some people say that with the availability of low cost non-OEM carts that there is no longer any reason to refill Canon inkjet carts.  There is some validity to this argument, depending on the value that you place on your time and your willingness to Read More …

Sealing Canon BCI-6


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Sealing the Refill Hole in Canon BCI-6 & BCI-3 Cartridges Using Machine Screws with O-rings Above you see Canon BCI-6 OEM Cartridges sealed using #8-32 x 1/4 in. nylon screws with rubber o-rings ($0.15 per combo). These screws were 3/8 in. long; after cutting off the excess they are 1/4 in. long. One screw is Read More …

Inkjet Fading


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An alternate view of fading on inkjet printers                                                             Introduction A lot has been written about the longevity of prints made on various inkjet printers, but most of the hard data that has been published to date has been on a limited range of inks and papers, usually on those products supplied by the printer Read More …

Inkjet Fading – Ozone Exposure Tests


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Ozone Exposure Tests of OEM and Third-party Inkjet Inks on Various Print Media    Introduction    Dye-based inkjet inks are known to be susceptible to fading from Ozone. This is important because OZONE exists as both a natural and man-made pollutant and will react and fade the dye-based inks used by many consumers for inkjet Read More …