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Refill Instructions
Canon BC-22 Cartridge

Updated May 13, 1999

Many different Canon 4200/4550 Series Photo Printers

Also is used in certain Apple printers.


The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal sponge.


Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.

Step 2) For the BC-22 Cartridge, locate the 4 fill hole plugs on top of the cartridge.

Step 3) Use a 1/16 inch or #55 drill to drill holes in the fill plugs on top of the cartridge. Alternatively, you may pop the plugs out of the top.

Step 4) Using a toothpick or the end of an empty syringe needle, insert into each hole to determine the correct color for each chamber (Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow). Make a diagram so you'll remember.

Step 5) Tape over three of the four holes with a sealing tape. This is to prevent accidental contamination of a chamber with the wrong ink if you overfill a chamber.

Step 6) Inject the Black chamber with about 8 ml of ink (about 1/4 of a syringe bottle.)

Inject S-L-O-W-L-Y to fill the entire chamber. Be sure to remove and re-insert the needle a few times to expose the entire sponge to the ink.Inject deeply.

Step 7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the other three colors. NOTE: you will only need to put about 4 ml of ink in each of the color chambers.

Step 8) You only need cover the hole with a piece of electrical tape for extended storage or transportation to prevent leaking or drying out. Remove the tape when printing.

Step 5) Set on a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Expect a few drips -- If there aren't any drips, the sponge is not saturated and ready to print. Cover all holes during storage to prevent leaks and evaporation.

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. (To place an order, Click Here.)

To Place An Ink Order

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