2 Ways to Install Ink Cartridges on your Printer


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Don’t know how to install ink cartridges on your printer? Relax, because we got you covered! We have prepared you a step-by-step guide on installing ink cartridges on your HP and Canon printer. Most printers work similarly, which means installing a new cartridge on any printer will be easy once you learn the basics.

How Do I Install HP Ink Cartridges?


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HP Deskjet printers and other similar models often come with a top lid that serves as the scanner. Below the lid is the ink tray or Carriage, which you’ll need to access and open to install or replace HP ink cartridges

Step 1. Turn on your HP Printer

  • Make sure that the printer power cord is properly plugged into suitable power supply or an electrical outlet
  • Press the power button to turn on the device

Step 2. Open the Ink Cartridge Access Door

  • Grab the handles on both sides of the printer and gently lift the lid upward to open it.
  • The Carriage will move automatically toward the center of the printer in the proper cartridge replacement position. 
  • Wait for the Carriage to stop moving before you continue.

Step 3. Remove the Old or Empty HP Ink Cartridge

 If the ink cartridge has a protective cover, lift the cover to release its lock.

  • Press down on the empty ink cartridge until it clicks and pops out.
  • Pull the empty cartridge out from its slot and set it aside for disposal, recycling, or refilling.
  • There are HP printers that feature individual cartridges for each color. If you are using this kind of printer, follow the same steps for installing or replacing each color cartridge. 

Step 4. Prepare the New HP Ink Cartridge

  • Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. 
  • The new cartridge will either come with a blue top or black for the tri-color and black ink cartridge. (Unless you’re using individual color cartridges.)
  • The tri-color ink cartridge has a blue top while the black ink cartridge has a black top.
  • Take out the protective tab on the ink cartridge. It’s a plastic film that seals the area of the cartridge that dislodges ink.
  • Please avoid touching the coppered-colored areas of the ink cartridges or ink nozzles. Doing so may result in ink clogging and other HP cartridge issues

Step 5. Insert the New HP Ink Cartridge

  • Hold the new ink cartridge from its side with the Nozzles facing the Carriage.
  • Slide the cartridge into the vacant slot.
  • Lower the ink cartridge cover to lock the cartridge into place.
  • Remember to put the Tri-color HP ink cartridge on the left slot and the Black HP ink cartridge on the right side. 
  • Repeat the same steps for every other color.

Step 6. Close the Ink Cartridge Door

  • Lower the top lid until it clicks into place.
  • The ink cartridges will automatically slide back into their original position after closing the door.
  • HP ink cartridge installation / replacement is complete.

 

How to Put Ink in a Canon Printer

CANON PIXMA MG7720 WIRELESS INKJET ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER W/ CLI-271 BLACK INK BUNDLE
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If you’re using a Canon printer that uses a FINE cartridge such as the Canon Pixma MG2990 and other Pixma series models, its ink tray is directly on top of the output tray. To access the output tray, you’ll need to open the front paper output cover and then the paper output tray.

Step 1. Turn on your Canon Printer

  • Make sure the printer power cord is properly plugged into suitable power supply or an electrical outlet
  • Press the power button to turn on the device

Step 2. Open the Ink Tray 

  • Pull out the Front Paper Output Cover, and the Paper Output Tray will come out. If there’s paper on the cassette, please remove it from the printer.
  • Open the Paper Output Cover, and the Ink Cartridge Holder will move toward the proper cartridge replacement position. Wait for the ink cartridge holder to stop moving before you continue.
  • For Canon Pixma printers like the Canon TS3122 that use FINE ink cartridges, the cartridge holder will move toward the headcover’s cartridge replacement position
  • For the Canon Pixma printer that uses smaller, individual color ink cartridges, the cartridge holder slides to the center of your operations tray after opening the printer’s lid. 

Step 3. Remove the Old or Empty Canon Ink Cartridge

  • Press down on the empty ink cartridge until it clicks and pops out.
  • Pull the empty cartridge out from its slot and set it aside for disposal, recycling, or refilling.

Step 4. Prepare the New Canon Ink Cartridge

  • Remove the ink cartridge from its packaging and strip off the protective tape.
  • The Canon MX870, Canon Pixma MX920, and other models in the MX series, only use a pair of cartridges, one black, and one tri-color, Other printers, like the Canon Pixma Pro 100, use several ink cartridges, one for each color, 
  • All Canon cartridges will have a protective film covering the ink nozzle. Take out the protective tab on the ink cartridge.
  • Please avoid touching the coppered-colored areas of the ink cartridges or ink nozzles. Doing so may result in ink clogging, dry out, and other issues. 

Step 5. Insert the New Canon Ink Cartridge

Step 6. Close the Ink Cartridge Door

  • Lower the lid until it locks into place.
  • The ink cartridges will automatically slide back into their original position after closing the door.
  • Canon ink cartridge installation/replacement is complete.

 

How to Save on Printing Costs

Want to save money on printer ink? Try using aftermarket or third-party, high yield printer ink cartridges from YoyoInk. Aftermarket printer ink cartridges from YoyoInk are guaranteed to deliver the same results as genuine ink cartridges for a fraction of the cost. They use the same ink quality as the leading brands like HP, Canon, and Epson and are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

 

 

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