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Using the display
Many models of modern printing equipment have a built-in special indication that allows you to determine the ink level. If the ink runs out, this built-in device starts blinking more often or changes the color of its signal.
Also, many manufacturers produce printers with a built-in display. In order to see the result on it, you need to select the “Ink level on the screen” item in the settings.
In an Epson brand printer, after pressing the “Setup” button, select the “Ink level” item, and then wait for the result you want. However, HP printing device manufacturers use a program that can check the amount of toner remaining.
Through external inspection
Some users determine the amount of ink by examining its appearance.
If you use an inkjet printer whose ink is poured into transparent cans, then just look at the level of dyes in THESE containers.
The owners of the laser printing device, to determine the amount of remaining toner, compare the weight of the new cartridge with the working one.
You can check the ink level using a special program. To do this, in the “Start” click on “Control Panel”, and then in the window that opens, select the printer you need. Then it will launch the “Print Settings” or “Service” tab and view information about the amount of ink.
Very often, after connecting a printer on the computer desktop, its icon appears on the “Taskbar”. With this tab, you can view the “Information about the ink level”, through the “Settings”.
How to see how much ink is left in the printer
Often there is such a situation when it is urgently necessary to print a thesis or working papers, and the ink in the printer has come to an end. To prevent this problem, it is recommended to check the toner level on your printing equipment from time to time.
The remaining dye in the cartridge can also be checked by printing. A printout of such a page can be launched in two ways:
- Opening “Devices and Printers” in “Start”, find the “Manage” tab. First select the item “Settings”, and then “Service”. Next, run the desired command and print the information on a piece of paper.
- Using a combination of Some keys on the printing device itself.
Let’s look at a few examples:
On Samsung equipment, press the Stop button and hold it for four seconds.
In HP devices in the menu there is such an item as “Reports”, after selecting which, you must click on the item “Demonstration”. Only after THESE steps will you know about the remaining amount of toner.
It should also not be forgotten that a prerequisite for poor printing (text is partially visible or white stripes along the entire sheet of paper) may be a breakdown of the printing device itself or its elements.
How to find out how much ink is left in the printer
There are several ways in which you can determine how much ink is still in the printer. Let’s consider each of them in detail.
How to check ink in printers from different manufacturers
To check the amount of toner on HP equipment, you need to find the HP Solution Center program in Start. In the “Printing Options” section, first select “Printer Toolbox” and then “HP Dashboard”.
XP has placed ink level information in the Ink Level tab.
How to check the toner remaining in a Canon printer will vary depending on the model. This can be done in several ways: through the control panel, context menu, etc.
To determine the ink level in Samsung printers, you need to install the program from the disk, which is attached to it. If the printing equipment is equipped with a display, then you must first press the Menu key twice, and then double-click on the Enter key. There is also a third method: hold down the Cancel, Print and WSP key combination for eight seconds.
The filling platform (clip) for pumping the cartridges is low. How to pump CISS in Canon and Epson printers. How to remove air from CISS. Rules for using CISS
An eternal problem in the owners of inkjet printers with CISS is air in the tubes, since K. Have NOT used the printer for a long time or have NOT refilled the system with ink in time. Often, these are Epson and Canon, because. It is on the printers of THESE manufacturers that users most often install the Continuous Ink Supply System for economical and hassle-free printing. But this printing does not always become such, if it is careless and NOT caring about this device, then printer repair is inevitable!
General rules for using a printer with CISS
The first and most important thing is CISS containers with ink, they are also donors, they should be on the same plane with the printer (there are rare exceptions, but this is a separate conversation), i.e. If the printer is on the table, then donors should also be there. Under no circumstances, users should NOT lift the ink tanks higher because the This could cause ink to leak into the printer.
Often, containers are placed on the printer during transportation of the device, wiping dust from the table, and then they forget to return to their place, and the most common case is when they see air gaps in the ink plume and try to drive them into the cartridges, raising the donors up.
Dear friends, don’t do this if you have extra money or time to repair the printer.
Refill on time with CISS ink. As I wrote above, very often they forget to refuel or put it off for later and forget again. Try to refill CISS donors when the ink level has reached about 1.5 cm from the bottom of the containers. It is not necessary to fill up to the eyeballs, it is advisable NOT to add about 1 cm to the top, so that the ink does not flow from all the slots of the donors and they remain clean.
It is clean and without a layer of dust that CISS donors should be. Please keep an eye on the purity of the CISS, because. Dirt can get into your ink, then into the printhead, resulting in poor print quality, and eventually printhead replacement. Dirt enters the air holes of the donors, thereby preventing air from entering the donors and the release of ink into the cartridges. If during refilling with ink, you accidentally spill it on CISS, and do not be too lazy to immediately wipe off the leaked ink, Do not leave it for later.
Make sure that the Ink train does not bend, squeeze along its entire length. Often I meet printers with not very neatly installed CISS, namely not always reasonably laid ink trains. This is a very important point, since K. Correct operation of the printer and a stable supply of ink to the print head depend on a correctly laid loop. Correctly laid and securely fastened Ink cable Will not interfere with the movement of the carriage with cartridges, thus causing various errors in the printer. The ink ribbon should NOT be pinched, for example, by the printer’s scanner unit, because Because of this, ink will not flow and, accordingly, the device will not give you high-quality printing.
Clean air filters. Highlighting this as a separate item, since K. Users do not care when the air filter is painted in ink color, but in vain!
The direct purpose of the CISS air filter is to prevent dust from entering the inside of the donors and, in the event of donor coup, DO NOT allow ink to flow through the donor air holes.
The air filter painted in the color of the ink can sometimes NOT allow air to pass through and, accordingly, for this reason, it will stop printing the color that protects this filter. Therefore, either wash the filters with running water or it is better to change.
It seems that everything with regards to the rules for using the CISS, if you missed something, or wrote it incorrectly, tell me in the comments to the article.
I will say a few words about ink.
The most important rule that I have learned for myself is that the printer must be filled with fresh ink, and not depend on the manufacturer!
What does fresh ink mean, this is ink, Which is up to about 6 months from the moment of refilling them in CISS or from the moment of opening the container containing this ink. It is advisable to spend ink filled in CISS in 8 months, because. By the year there will most likely be problems with print quality.
Do not refill printers with old ink, the printer can and will print, but due to old ink, there is a constant loss of colors, complete or partial, and as a result, the number of head cleaning increases, resulting in an overfilled diaper. Not the best color reproduction due to old ink.
When is it worth pumping CISS, and when not to do it
CISS should be pumped in the following cases:
Part of the color or one of the colors is missing during printing. Perhaps there is not enough ink left in the cartridge (s) and there is a shortage of ink during printing, as a result of which part of the color or one of the colors, or several.
Does NOT print one or more colors. The cartridge or capsule is completely out of ink.
The ink plume is filled with air for a third or more of its length. In this case, it would still not be bad to check the system for leaks.
Do NOT pump CISS in the following cases:
When you saw air gaps up to 5 cm in the ink trail. This may be due to raising and lowering the ink tanks.
How to pump ink into CISS of Epson printer
The usual cartridge CISS of Epson printers can be pumped in two ways:
It is necessary to insert a medical syringe into this hole, tilt it at an angle of about 60-70 degrees (see Photo 2), pull the syringe plunger towards you and remove the syringe from the cartridge at the moment the syringe starts filling with ink. Thus, the ink will fill the Ink loop and the CISS cartridge. Follow the procedure with each of the cartridges.
The air / filling hole in CISS cartridges is always closed with a sealed plug. Having pulled out this plug, it is necessary to insert the syringe tightly into the hole and pull the syringe plunger until the syringe is filled with ink, then close the hole back with a plug.
Attention! Very often, users make a serious mistake, piercing the stopper with the syringe needle, which closes the air / filling hole (see Photo 4), thereby breaking the tightness of the CISS. In total, the ink in the cartridge eventually runs out of ink, and from the ink plume, the ink runs back to the CISS donors.
How to pump ink into a Canon printer CISS
If with Epson printers everything is already clear in principle: separately Printhead and separately cartridges, then with Canon printers everything is a little more complicated. There are models in Canon printers where the Printhead is located directly on the cartridges (see Photo 5), and there are models in which, as in Epson printers: separately cartridges, separately Printhead (see Photo 6).
How to bleed CISS in Canon printers where the print head is built into the cartridge
There are two ways to do this:
Disconnect the CISS from the cartridges, refill the cartridges in the usual way, fill the CISS loop and connect it back to the cartridges. Note that in CISS based on original cartridges with a built-in print head, air appears in the ink plume often due to NOT sealed joints, and sometimes due to a leaky cartridge.
With the help of a special platform or clip, unfortunately I don’t know its exact name (see Photo 7). A very handy tool and makes work very easy. You insert the cartridge into the mouthpiece, turn the cartridge over so that the Print head is at the top and draw out the ink with a syringe. Pull the ink out until the air stops coming out of the cartridge.
Filling platform (clip) for pumping cartridges universal
The disadvantage of this method is the high consumption of ink, because. Not all colors are filled evenly.
How to bleed CISS in Canon printers, where the print head is separate from the cartridges
I do it the same way in two ways:
As in the previous case, I fill the cartridges, I fill the ink loop with ink, connect it to another, Install it back into the printer.
The second method is probably for the lazy, but you need to get used to it, the point is that you raise the containers with ink above the cartridges, about 20 cm. And the ink begins to flow by gravity into the cartridge. But Comrade K. The cartridges are not always filled evenly, then you have to cover the outlet openings of the cartridges with something, often your fingers 🙂
In conclusion, I note that CISS works stably on fresh ink and when it is sealed, if this is not the case, then there will be constant air in the tubes, and any other problems with print quality.
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Flushing software is offered by every manufacturer of printing technicians. The program is installed on the computer during connection and printer setup automatically or from the installation disc.
Before more complex physical cleaning, do the program according to the scheme below.
- Go to “Start”. “Control Panel”. “Hardware and Sound”. “Devices and Printers”. Or immediately gets into the desired window: start the “Run” window and write the command “control printers”, press “Enter” or “Ok”.
- Select a printer from the list of connected equipment and right-click on it.
- From the context menu select “Printer Properties”.
- Select the “Maintenance” or “Service” tab.
- Select Printhead Cleaning or Deep Cleaning depending on the required cleaning depth.
- If heavily soiled, the program cleaning is started several times.
- We print a letter for checking nozzles or any multi-colored image.
For the Epson brand, you can install the PrintHelp utility, which also has this functionality.
Keep in mind that the software method consumes ink, which could be enough to print 3-5 A4 sheets. After cleaning, the printer should remain at rest for 2-5 hours.
If after 3-4 cleanings the print quality does not improve, the head needs to be washed manually.
Manual head cleaning
Prepare your workplace first. A SIMple desk is ideal. To prevent it from getting dirty, cover the surface with old newspapers or paper in several layers.
How to clean the printhead nozzles (nozzles). Effective ways for printers Epson, HP, Canon and others
Sooner or later, the printer may start to print poorly, for example, a stack of paper, leave black or white streaks, and color irregularities will be noticeable. This is often due to the mayor’s lack of prevention with intense, frequent typing. The elements of the apparatus can become clogged, and if we are talking about an inkjet printer, the cartridges of which are filled with liquid ink, then the latter are susceptible to drying out, both in the cartridge itself and on the part through which ink enters the letter of paper. the print head.
This element, depending on the brand and model of the printer, can be built into the cartridge (non-removable) and vice versa. In both cases, you can restore the work of the part, cleaned it well with one of the proposed methods below.
The procedure requires additional equipment, for example, a medical device or a device for gentle cleaning of small parts. With an ultrasonic bath, there is a risk that the part will fail and will not be repairable. Those who used this method claim that the head breaks down within a day or immediately upon the first print.
How to clean the mouth guard and knife
The knife (squeegee), which removes excess dye from the surface of the nozzles and nozzles in inkjet printers, can be gently wiped off with a lint-free cloth dampened in the Cleaner.
The mouthpiece, which absorbs moisture and prevents rapid drying of ink in the nozzles, requires a complete flushing according to the following aLGorithm:
- I unplug the printer.
- Opening the front cover.
- Remove all parts blocking access to the knife from the capo.
- Rub the knife.
- Putting the cleaning liquid into the syringe.
- Introduce her into the mouthpiece.
- Leave alone for a while.
- I pump out the remnants of the Cleaner back with a syringe.
- Repeat the procedure several times until the liquid pumped out into the syringe does NOT stop staining with ink.
All about flushing fluids
For cleaning from water-soluble ink, apply:
To flush nozzles contaminated with pigment dyes, use either a specially designed solvent or isopropyl alcohol.
Cleaners from the WWM company are popular:
- W01. demineralized water;
- CL-04. liquid for cleaning the upper parts of the printer from aqueous ink;
- CL-06. means for removing traces of black and colored pigment paint;
- CL-08. special liquid for washing and soaking;
- CL-10. Power Cleaner.
Conventional window cleaners are cheap. At home, often used “Mister Muscle”.
It is important to pay attention to its color when choosing a detergent.
- Green and pink. Suitable for removing water-based ink as it contains ammonia.
- Blue and orange (with isopropyl alcohol). Used to remove pigment ink marks.
Before flushing, the cleaner must be heated to t = 40.60 ° C to enhance the effect of the solution.
Cleaning liquid printing
The method helps to restore the non-removable head that is built into the cartridge. Instead of the dye, a cleaning agent is poured in and cleaning starts. If, when printing with a color printer, defects of only one color appear on the image, then the cleaner should only be poured into the problem compartment. After cleaning, the device cannot be used for two hours. During this time, the cleaning liquid will have time to dissolve the dye dried in the nozzles.
After 2 hours. Open any graphics editor and fill the page with the color, which had problems with cleaning. It is optimal to use Photoshop, because you can use the CMYK color scheme when filling a letter. The resulting fill is printed on a standard sheet, while you must first set the Highest print density. Remains of the Cleaner, mixing with the paint, will leave traces on the paper. If white horizontal streaks appear during printing, the head has not been cleaned sufficiently. When the fill is homogeneous, the blockage in the head is removed.
After flushing, the cartridge is refilled with ink, a software cleaning of the nozzles is done and a colored sheet is printed again.
What you need to clean
- Latex gloves.
- Conventional medical syringe with a needle.
- A flat container that can then be discarded. For example, a photo tray, a low-sided plastic box, or a saucer.
- Sponges or lint-free wipes.
- Small diameter plastic tubing suitable for droppers.
- Scissors to cut the tubes to the desired length.
- Elastic band for removing stubborn dirt, which cannot be removed by soaking.
Cleaning for Epson printers
The cleaning technology itself is no different from the instructions above. The only difference is that the head does not need to be removed from the carriage. Then the aLGorithm will be like this:
- First, the carriage with cartridges and head will be in the parking position (right);
- To move the carriage and move it freely by hand, you need to give a print job, and as soon as the carriage leaves the parking lot, turn off the printer
- Next, remove the cartridges.
Then put a clean napkin folded 2-3 times on the tray (a tray with several compartments for collecting waste ink, located in the parking place), and slide the carriage onto it so that the napkin does NOT wrinkle. According to the condition of the napkin after washing, we will evaluate the cleaning result.
The image shows a carriage with a cover. It must be removed to get access to the head.
Next, we take the syringe, fill it 2/3 with the Cleaner, put it on the fitting and slowly press the syringe plunger.
So it is necessary to clean each channel. The amount of the pumped Cleaner should be approximately 1-2 ml. If the liquid in some channel passes more difficult than in others, then the flushing should be repeated until the same effort is needed everywhere.
After flushing each tubule, the condition of the napkin should be checked. Move the carriage back and watch. If the napkin is stained, replace it with a new one. And so on until the napkin does NOT stop staining, and only a transparent cleaner comes out.
When the cleaning is completely done, remove the napkin, insert the cartridges into the carriage, and place it in the parking lot. Turning on the printer, do the cleaning through software (software) or through the menu of the device.
If the head is bolted or screwed to the carriage, it can be detached and cleaned outside the printer. Then first you need to remove the board with all the loops, and then get the PG. The part is washed in the same way, only in some container.
Need to remove the head? See.
How to remove air from CISS for Epson and pump ink. instructions for removing air in a loop
Air ingress into the loop is a common problem when working with CISS on Epson. Air can appear if:
- The system is not tight,
- You missed refueling the donor containers,
- The air was not completely bled from the system during the initial charge,
- You dropped the containers too low and air was sucked in through the cartridges through the print head of the printer.
A small amount of air in the loop (when there are several gaps in its broach) does not affect the operation of the CISS in any way: air remains in the upper part of the cartridges when it gets into them and never reaches the printheads (PG).
However, if the volume of air inside is large:
- It may affect the strength of ink pressure,
- Under certain conditions, air can enter the SG,
- It can cause evaporation inside the CISS, which means thickening of the ink, which inevitably leads to problems during printing (mainly to frequent clogging of printheads and repeated starts of forced nozzle cleaning).
Therefore, the air from the loops and CISS cartridges for Epson (and not only) needs to be pumped out, especially since it is quite SIMple. The instruction refers to third-party systems (Which are installed on ordinary cartridge printers. If you have a Print Factory series device, read: how to clean the CISS ribbon cable in Epson L800 and others.
Instruction. removing air from CISS for Epson
Close all openings of all donor containers (i.e. containers will be completely closed. both large and small holes).
Let’s move the printer carriage to the position of replacing cartridges.
Remove the cartridge assembly from the printer and place them on several napkins or sheets of paper (The ink nipples on the bottom are always dirty).
Lift the cartridges above the donor containers, and then open the air hole (for bleeding, closed with a transparent plug) in the cartridge. In which there is a large amount of air, or in the tubes of which there is air.
Insert a syringe without a needle into the hole of the cartridge, only then open the air hole on the donor container of the corresponding color (only on one!).
Pull the plunger of the syringe until the air is removed from the plume and the cartridge (the syringe must be above the cartridge). After the procedure, the ink from the syringe can be drained into paint bottles, into donor containers, or SIMply disposed of. During the procedure, paint is also pumped (all cavities, plumes, cartridges are filled)
After the air has been removed, lower the cartridges to the level of the donor containers.
Close the previously opened air hole of the donor container.
Remove the syringe from the cartridge hole and quickly close the hole with the plug.
After installing the cartridges in the printer and setting the remote containers at the desired level, open the air holes of all donors. Air evacuation procedure completed.
To understand the second features of the operation of such systems, we also recommend reading the article: why CISS for Epson Corporation are not determined.
How to find out how much ink is left in a Canon printer
An inkjet printer is a kind of shockless printer in which you can print documents by sprinkling tiny, small dots of ink onto the paper. Today inkjet printers are the most popular and demanded types of printers.
They are very practical and convenient Not only at home, but of course, for the office too, and this is due to the fact that they have not only excellent print quality, but also significantly lower cost than many others. Today, almost all manufacturers are engaged in the manufacture of inkjet printers, and despite the fact that they have the same principle of operation, all the same, each of the inkjet printers in any brand has many differences from all others. But the way of working in them is almost the same and there are several ways to check how soon the ink on our printer can run out. Read our article below, and we will help you with the concepts of how to find out how much ink is left in a Canon printer.
How to find out how much ink is left in a Canon printer
In the first step, you will need to make sure that our computer already has all the necessary programs obtained during the purchase of a new printer. If the printer is used on more than one computer, you can access it from your computer to perform a computer check, or you will have to go to the main computer.
After that, you need to make sure that the printer is connected to the computer. And then you need to check if the Canon printer and computer are turned on.
Start your printer application and look for the Ink Estimates tab. If you are using an Apple computer, this tab can be found in the System Preferences Application under Hardware.
If you are using a Windows operating system, you can click on the Start menu and select Control Panel. In the control panel, click on “Devices and Printers. Right-click your printer in the list of devices, select Printer Properties and find the tab “Estimate Ink Levels or“ Check Ink Levels ”.
Turn on the printer. Open the top (or middle) of the printer and the cartridges will move to the desired location. DO NOT try to move parts of the printer by force. If you want to understand how to check how much ink is left in a Canon printer, look for arrows that indicate where you can open the printer. Many printers have an upper front that rises to reveal the location of the cartridges. 3. Carefully remove the individual cartridges. Unlike laser cartridges, most ink cartridges are made of clear or matte materials so you can check the ink levels. 4. Repeat the procedure with the remaining ink cartridges. Take a look at the flashing light on the printer. Newer inkjet printers may also have a display to indicate when ink levels are low. Take a look at this display before proceeding. How to find out how much ink is left in a Canon printer Even if you refill a cartridge, after a while you still have to replace it. Ink cartridges often contain heads that need to be cleaned frequently. Overuse they start to deteriorate, resulting in poor print quality. Many of us find out that an inkjet printer ran out of ink only when we print something urgent. and this can be quite unexpected and unpleasant, and we need to know in advance how to see how much ink is left in a Canon printer. You can, of course, extend the life of the cartridge, but still controlling the ink level is quite an important task. This will help you always be aware of how much ink is left and how soon you need to refill. The procedure for determining the ink level is very SIMple and can take only a few seconds. The methods below for detecting the ink level in your printer work on Windows operating systems, but may differ depending on the make and model of your printer. How to see how much ink is left in a Canon printer In Windows, you can find out the status of cartridges using the Status Monitor program, which comes with the device on the driver disk. Open the Status Monitor by double-clicking the left mouse button on the printer icon in the taskbar. A chart opens showing the amount of ink in the cartridges. How to check how much ink is left in a Canon printer 1. You can determine the ink level in a Canon printer through its properties. Open the start menu “Start in it, click on the item” Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, select the Devices and Printers category to access the Canon Printer Settings. 2. Right-click the icon for your Canon printer in the Devices and Printers dialog box and select Properties from the context menu. This will open a window with the properties of the printing device. 3. In the new dialog box, click the Tools tab and click the Printer Status button to display the Printer Status Window. 3872337_printer14 (444 × 204, 26Kb)
In this window, you will see the current ink level of the Canon inkjet printer. Here you can estimate the ink levels for each of the color and black cartridges. Fix the values for yourself and click “OK to close the window.