Canon 225 and 226
These cartridges are very similar to the older Canon
cartridges where part of the cartridge is a sponge and the other
part is a reservoir. The only difference is that these newer
cartridges are not transparent and do not hold as much ink.
Black & Color Cartridges
1. Cover the outlet hole with the orange outlet
seal that came with the cartridge (a rubber band will hold this in place)
or with your finger over
the outlet port while wearing latex gloves or with
some vinyl tape to prevent ink loss during refilling.
2. Use the thumb drill provided
to drill a hole into the round white circle that says "PUSH". This will be your
the needle to the syringe and fill with the correct color ink.
inject approximately 6 ml of Black Ink or
3 ml of Color Ink slowly into the filling
hole. Wait about 15 seconds for the sponge to
absorb some of the ink. Now add an additional 2 ml of Black Ink or
1 ml of Color Ink
until the chamber is full. Unused ink may be returned to the
6. Seal the
hole using the
small set screw and allen wrench provided or with a drop of hot glue. If the
hole is not sealed air tight then all your ink will drip out of the
Remove the orange outlet
seal (or your
finger, or the vinyl tape) from the outlet hole
(unless you are storing the cartridge for future use).
8. Replace the cartridge and run 1 -
3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages:
Note: On the 225 and
226 series cartridges, there
is an electronic counter embedded in a small computer chip/board. This
counter starts at a high number and decreases for every character printed.
Eventually, the counter reaches zero. At this point, an error message is
generated by the printer. If you click "OK" to the error message, the
continue to print. See
If you have trouble getting
your printer to print because it thinks the cartridges are empty. Look on
your printer for an orange blinking light. This is your reset button,
usually the paper feed button also. Hold
this button in for 5 seconds until the light goes out.
Note: this will not reset the ink level back to full.
If you are having any problems go here: