CANON ezCISS - Continuous Ink Supply System

Installation Instruction
I. Getting Started II. Nozzle Check IV. Care Instructions VI. Waste Ink

Thank you for purchasing ezCISS. Printing has been a different experience ever since you installed ezCISS on your own printer. Just imagining being able to print without regards to the ink level in those expensive little cartridges.

Please take your time installing
ezCISS. Do NOT remove your old cartridge until ezCISS is ready to be installed (to prevent the drying of heads). In addition, make sure you are getting perfect nozzle checks before installing the ezCISS. The ezCISS won’t be able to work properly if the nozzles are previously clogged.

Most people get a perfect nozzle check the first time after installing the
ezCISS; others may need to run two or three cleaning cycles or let the printer sit for a while before they get the perfect results.


I. Getting Started

1. Check the printer head before beginning the installation.

  1. With the printer on, load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the sheet feeder or cassette.
  2. Press the paper feed switch to select the paper source in which you loaded the paper.
  3. Open the Printer Properties dialog box
  4. Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
    (1) Click the Maintenance tab.
    (2) Click Nozzle Check.
    (3) Read the message and click Print Check Pattern.

    The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

    (4) Ensure that the pattern is printed properly
    IF your Nozzle Check is not perfect, Your PRINT HEAD could be damaged.
  5. Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern


2. Press the Ink feed button on the printer to move the cartridge to the cartridge change position (Picture A).

(Picture A)


3. Unplug the power connector at the back of the printer (Picture B). This will prevent the printer from “auto powering down”, allowing you have as much time as you need to complete the installation. Remove the original cartridges from the cartridge carrier as (Picture C) shown.

(Picture B) (Picture C)


4. Place Ink horizontally until the large portion is completely fill the with ink.  In upright position, ink levels should be as below.


5. Plug out the cap of the ventilation hole as shown (Picture F).  Insert the Air filter into the ventilation hole to let air in when the printer is working, while keeping dust out of the bottles (Picture G).

(Picture F) (Picture G)


6. IMPORTANT -  Raise the cartridges ABOVE the Ink Tank for 2 minutes (this is to relieve the excess pressure in the cartridges Insert the cartridge into the cartridge carrier.  Make sure the cartridge is down all the way (Picture F)

(Picture F)


7. Use tube holder to fix the tube, and fix it on the left side (OR Right Side) of the printer (Picture G & H)

(Picture G) (Picture H)


8. Slide the cartridge back and forth from left (Picture I) to right (Picture J) several times; make sure the tubes not too tight when cartridge is in the far right and left position (! IMPORTANT !)

(Picture I) (Picture J)


9. Connect the power and recover the printer cover so that the touch button is closed (Picture K & L).

(Picture K) (Picture L)


Now that everything is put together! Double check your cartridge; then turn on the power. Watch for anything unusual. You are ready to start printing.


II. Nozzle Check

    1. Turn on the power and clean the printer head for two or three times.

    2. Print the “Nozzle Check” paper and if the print effect shown as the following picture, you can start printing.


IV. Care Instructions

  1. Please do not take out cartridge at random after installing the CIS system. Keep the reservoir bottles on the same level with the printer.

  2. Try to keep at least 1/2 inch of ink in the bottles, as you don’t want to run out of ink and draw air into the cartridge.

  3. Don’t place the Reservoir Bottles higher or lower than the printer.

  4. To be used in a dry place between 15 and 35 degrees. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
    Common to ALL ink products (original or compatible). In general, when printer is left in an hot environment, ink in the print head will dry up and clog the printer head.  This is NOT due to CISS but lack of proper care by user.

  5. Please make sure all the "Ink Filling Holes" and "Ventilation Holes" are closed tightly during the transportation. Otherwise, the ink will leak out.  Also close "Ventilation Holes" when Printer is not in use, this keeps the ink fresh.

  6. Do not sway the cartridge frequently. It may cause ink leakage.

  7. Do not pull out the connector of cartridge.

  8. Warning:
    1. DO NOT lift the Ink Tanks HIGHER then the printer – This will result in ink leaking from the cartridges!
    2. Ink is NOT drinkable; keep it out of reach from children.
    3. Avoid exposure to direct sunshine and don’t keep it in high or freezing temperature.
    4. Avoid collision and dropping.


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