Canon BX-2, BX-3 Cartridges
Canon Fax Machines
Updated July 23, 1999.
The ink in this cartridge is retained because the cartridge has an internal
Step 1) Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can
tolerate a spill.
Step 2) Using a #55 or 1/16"(2mm)bit drill two holes, one at the translucent side panel and one
at the vent. The vent hole is a hole at the opposite side of the translucent panel on the
opposite side the cartridge.
Step 3) Notice that there is small hole at the side of the vent. Use this hole
as a starter and enlarge it with the drill so the needle will pass through.
Step 4) For the cartridge, fill the syringe bottle half full of ink
(about 15 to 17 ml). Insert the needle fully through the drilled hole.
Step 5) S-L-O-W-L-Y inject the ink into the sponge. Insert and withdraw the
needle at different angles to expose the entire sponge to the ink. Inject
Step 6) Cover the hole immediately with a small piece of vinyl electrical tape making sure
the outside is dry so the tape forms a good seal.
Step 7) With the remaining ink inject it into the vent so as to saturate the
Step 8)Stop filling if you notice ink bubbling out.
Step 9)Set over a paper towel for an hour as a drip precaution. Don't allow
the printhead to touch the paper towel or all of the ink will be drawn out.
Expect a few drips -- If it doesn't drip, the ink is not ready to print. It
is not necessary to seal the hole except during long storage and
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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