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Draining a Canon cartridge

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by ghwellsjr, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2014
    stratman

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    No, no change or use of distilled water necessary. Pharmacist's solution does not need to be flushed with distilled water and you may just use ghwellsjr's paper towel wicking method to remove excess water from the sponge before refilling.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2014
    Radeon89

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    Sorry startman but I do not understand your post, most probably is due to my limited english knowledge.

    As far as I know the correct procedure is:
    - Flush the cartridges with distilled water to remove the ink.
    - Once done, use the ghwellsjr's method but dot not completely dry the sponge.
    - Insert the pharmacist's formula into the cartridges and let it act a bit.
    - Then use again the ghwellsjr's method to remove all that it is possible.
    - Refill the cartridges with your preferred method.

    Is this correct?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    stratman

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    Try the above steps.

    As far as how much non-ink fluid you want to remove -- it's up to you and your tolerance for image quality. A little bit of water left in the sponge will gradually be removed by successive refills over time. To some, however, any dilution of ink is unacceptable as it affects image quality.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2014
    Hainz

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    Procedures use over 5 years and is the fastest. Empty cartridges CLI-8 buying on ebay Germany.

    Cartridges_2.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 19, 2014
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    Yes this drying method has become a classic :clap
     
  6. Jan 21, 2014
    Methodical

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    Hat, how do you store empty carts that won't be refilled immediately after flushing from drying out too much?

    Thanks...Al
     
  7. Jan 21, 2014
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    When you have finished purging and then drying your cartridges, remember to reset the chip then put the original orange clip back on to the bottom and secure it with a rubber band or if using the compatible clips (3rd Party) just secure them by the clip. (Snap-on)
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Believe it or not but when I’m in a big hurry to dry a cartridge I too use your Whirling sock drying method to get me back printing.. :thumbsup
     
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