Also Apple M1949GA, M1950GA, M1951GA, and M1952GA Cartridges.
Canon BJI-201 Cartridge
Many different Canon 600, 610, 620 and Apple Colorstyle, Color Stylewriter Pro
Updated May 13, 1999.
The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal
sponge. However, the sponge only fills the lower half of the cartride. The
upper half is an open ink reservoir.
It is important to avoid air bubbles from forming in the lower sponge, so
we suggest that you insert the syringe needle through the exit hole and
fill the sponge from the bottom up.
The precise location of the hole in the upper reservoir isn't important.
What is important is that the seal be air-tight when you
finish -- otherwise you'll have a slow leak.
This cartridge does not have a printhead -- only an ink reservoir.
Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you
can tolerate a spill.
Step 2) Inject a small amount of ink into the sponge through the ink
exit hole S-L-O-W-L-Y until the sponge is saturated. This will reduce
the chance of an air bubble forming and blocking the ink flow.
Step 3) Remove the label and drill a 1/16 inch, 1.5 mm, or #55 hole directly
opposite the original fill hole (the one with the steel or plastic ball).
Some people simply push the ball into the cartridge and fill through this
hole. That's ok, but can make an annoying rattle.
Step 4) Inject the cartridge with about 8-9 ml of ink (about 1/4 of a
syringe bottle. Fill S-L-O-W-L-Y to fill the entire cartridge. Rotate
the cartridge as you fill to remove air bubbles.
Step 5) Seal the hole with hot glue, hot wax, silicone rubber, or (if
desperate) electrical tape. You need to get a good air-tight seal or you
will develop a leak. You also need to get the seal flush with the surface.
One of our customers recommends placing a 3/16" x 8-32 fillister head (pan
head or round head will
also do the job) screw to seal the original fill hole.
Step 6) Set on a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Expect a few
drips -- the ink must drip for the sponge to be full.
Cover all holes during storage to prevent leaks and evaporation.
If it Leaks
The most likely problem is that the seal over the fill hole is not air-tight.
Check this seal. Also check for small cracks in the plastic.
If it Won't Print
The most likly cause is an air bubble trapped in the sponge, or between
the sponge and the printhead. Remove the air bubble and you'll probably
fix the problem.
To Clean the Printhead
Do not clean the printhead unless you get poor print quality.
Follow the directions in the printer manual.
Run the printhead cleaning software.
To Clean Your Sink
The ink is water-soluble. Use plenty of soap and warm water. You may also
need to use Comet or a similar cleaner if the stains persist.
To Clean Your Hands
On hands, the best substance to use is
Ink Be GoneTM, a
specially developed hand cleaner available from ACSI Bulk Inks.
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