A printer is one of the most crucial devices you can have in your office or home, and if it is a Canon printer, you can be sure of its quality and reliability.

However, just like any other device, your Canon printer needs regular maintenance. And the most common maintenance you need to perform is the replacement of the ink cartridge.

Is it time for you to change ink cartridges on your Canon printer and you don’t know how to do it? Well, you are at the right place.

You will learn how to change the ink in your Canon printer to get the printer running back like it used to. If your printer is running on a low cartridge then it will print out faint documents, and that is certainly not a good thing. Sometimes you will need to print out an important document, and because of low ink, you will not be able to do so.

While this process may be confusing, you will now learn that is actually not the case and be able to change your ink with ease.

Let’s see how it’s done.

Things you should be aware of

Before we begin with the process of changing the ink, there are a couple of things that you should know:

  • You should never let the printer run without ink cartridges in it.
  • Don’t replace the ink with a used one as it can lead to printhead nozzles clogging, and you definitely don’t want that. 
  • After the removal of the packaging of the ink, put it in the printer as soon as you can, and never leave it sitting out. Exposing the cartridge to air and dust can lead to printing issues. 

Step 1

Before beginning anything, you should check and make sure that your printer is powered on.

Step 2

When you power up your Canon printer, the next step is to open the front cover and the paper tray.

Step 3

When you open the front cover, you will notice a place where the ink cartridges are. It’s called the ink cartridge holder, and we are going to remove the ink cartridges from it very carefully, one by one, but slightly pushing down on them until you can hear a click.

When you hear a click, then the cartridges are unlocked from their holder and can be removed.

Step 4

Once you have removed all the ink cartridges that your printer has, it’s time to place the new ones in their place. When placing the new ink in the holder, you should also hear a click when they are firmly in their place.

Step 5

Check if you have placed the black ink in its correct place and the color in its correct place.

Step 6

Close the cover and just to make sure you have done everything properly, you can print out a test page, and if it comes out printer properly, you have replaced the ink cartridges in your Canon printer successfully.