Why Canon PIXMA printer is your best choice?

Canon Pixma printer

Brother, HP and Canon are the three giants in the printer industry. Today we want to talk about Canon printers.

Canon has a variety of printer series. The most common ones in the market are MAXIFY and PIXMA series. PIXMA series may be Canon’s most popular product line. Let’s see why it can become our best choice!

5 reasons to pick up PIXMA series printers

For a printer user, a good printer can save you time and money, bring you high work efficiency and solve all your problems. Let’s take a look at the advantages of PIXMA series printers:

Applicable to a wide range of people

It has a variety of series, which can meet the needs of different user groups such as families, students even photographers.

PIXMA iP series: Print only but it’s portable. It is suitable for users who do not need other functions except printing. It is also a reliable choice for users with a limited budget. It use with a black and a tri-color ink cartridges, you only need to buy 2 ink cartridges instead of 4 ink cartridges, which can your cost. But the disadvantage is also obvious. When one of the colors runs out, you must replace the whole color ink cartridge.

PIXMA MG/MX/TR/TS series: They are All-in-One printers. This series can provide you with print, copy, scan and fax functions. some of these series printers use black and tri-color ink cartridges, but others use black and individual color ink cartridges. If you have requirements for printing speed, TS and TR series will be your best choice, which can provide you with extremely high printing speed.

PIXMA G series: Also called Megatank, which is the most cost-effective PIXMA option. It uses refillable ink bottles instead of ink cartridges. It’s easy to refill and you can print up to 10,000 pages with clear text, graphics and photos.

PIXMA Pro series: If you are a photographer and need a professional printing effect, Pro Series will be your best choice. 

High cost performance

If you are tired of changing ink cartridges, Canon PIXMA specially launched G series, also called MegaTank series. The ink volume of MegaTank ink bottle is more than 30 times, which can save you $1175 of ink a year. MegaTank all in one printer uses both pigment and dye inks. Pigment based black ink formulation for durable and clear black text. Dye based ink formulations enable vivid and colorful images.

Easy to use

Except for ip series, PIXMA series are All-in-One machines. A printer can easily handle all kinds of tasks such as printing, scanning and copying. Use the HP smart application to guide you through the simple setup of each step and get started quickly.

High printing effect

Whether you are printing high-quality photos or ordinary office documents, PIXMA printer can print high-quality prints that really make your project shine. Garner prints at resolutions up to 9600 x 2400 DPI. Using separate color cartridges means that you only need to replace them when they run out of color (instead of discarding one or two color Tri Color units that are still half full). PIXMA printers can also generate bright colors and photos that look like professionally printed photos. In addition, all kinds of non-standard paper can be easily passed through the PIXMA printer.

Wireless and portable

Canon PIXMA printers are wireless, which means you can put them anywhere and print to them over your home wireless network. They are also suitable for mobile devices, which means they can accept print commands not only from laptops, but also from tablets or smartphones.

The Most popular PIXMA printer models

We chose the following three printers because they are very popular and considering the price of ink cartridges, they also provide great value when used with affordable compatible Canon Ink cartridges, let’s jump in:

Canon PIXMA TS6420

PIXMA TS6420 is a compact and fashionable All-in-One printer, which designed for your busy lifestyle. It’s easy to set up and use – with a 1.44-inch OLED window that provides clear, easy to read status messages and front and back feed, so you can print on various paper types. The TS6420 can easily handle your daily tasks, from scanning old handwritten recipes to printing crafts from Canon Creative Park appx. Whether printing from your computer or wireless printing from your smartphone, the TS6420 is an easy All-in-One printer that can meet your daily printing needs.

PXIMA TS6420 use with Canon PG-260 black ink cartridge and CL-261 tri-color ink cartridge. If you print more, v4ink Canon PG-260XL (Black) and CL-261XL (Color) Remanufactured High Yield combo pack will be your best choice, which can provide you best price and the same quality as the original.

Canon PIXMA G6020

Canon PIXMA G6020 wireless Mega Tank All-in-One printer is designed for users who want to print, copy and scan and do not need to worry about replacing expensive ink cartridge.

The PIXMA g6020 wireless megatank printer can print up to 6000 pages of black text and 7700 pages of vivid color pages. This powerful multitasking device also provides high-quality and beautiful borderless photos. Easy connection – allows you to print from all your favorite devices.

The PIXMA G6020 uses ink bottles instead of ink cartridges to provide you with high cost efficiency. When the ink of a specific color is insufficient, you need to refill the corresponding ink bottle. Don’t worry, Canon makes the refilling process become simple. Using ink bottles can save you up to 30% more than using ink cartridges.

Canon PIXMA IX6820

Using the PIXMA IX6820 wireless inkjet business printer is your excellent office partner, which is able to output everything from 4 “x 6” emails to 11 “x 17” spreadsheets – even large presentation charts of 13 “x 19”. Its print quality will impress you, with a maximum color DPI of 9600 x 2400, providing excellent print details. Using five individual ink cartridges, you can not only get amazing colors, but also change only the used colors.

V4ink offers you the best price option of ink cartridges. V4ink Canon PGI250xl compatible high year ink cartridge 5-pieces combo pack only needs 18.99, including 1x black, 1x photo black, 1x cyan, 1x magenta and 1x yellow ink cartridges. The cost is significantly reduced, but the printing volume is significantly increased.

Canon PIXMA series printer provides us with excellent printing effects and different choices to meet our different needs. So that you can safely buy the right printer for your home or office. If you have any questions about PIXMA series printers or have more questions to discuss with us, please join our FB group: v4ink Canon PG-260 and CL-261 ink Group, if you have more questions, you can contact us by email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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How to trick Canon printer into thinking ink is full?

How to trick Canon printer into thinking 260XL ink is full?

At the present time, Canon original ink cartridge is not our only choice. Many remanufactured ink cartridges are favored by more and more users because of their low price and excellent printing effect. 

However, when using remanufactured ink cartridges, we often encounter a problem that the printer cannot recognize the new ink cartridges or our ink cartridge is full, but the printer indicates that the ink is low or empty. You may lose confidence in the remanufactured ink cartridge, but in fact, some simple ways can help you solve this problem. Let’s jump in!


What cause the problem?

It is common for remanufactured Canon cartridges to read empty or low, including the popular series:

  • PG-40 & CL-41
  • PG-50 & CL-51
  • PG-540 & CL-541
  • PG-545 & CL-546
  • PG-260 & CL-261

When your printer reports the above errors, please eliminate the following situations first:

  • The protective cover or seal has not been removed

Removed the cover and seals of the 260xl ink

If you do not remove the protective cover or plastic seal attached to the new ink cartridge when you first remove the new cartridge from the package, the printer will not be able to read the new ink cartridge, which will cause problems.

  • The metal contacts on the ink cartridge are dirty or damaged

chip of the 260xl

The ink cartridge has many metal contacts that connect to the similar metal contacts in the printer, allowing them to communicate. If the metal contacts get dirty or damaged will cause the contacts to fail to connect and may cause the printer fail to read the information on the chip.

  • Wrong ink cartridge installed in the slot

This is easy to happen! The most common examples are HP 61XL, 62XL, 63XL, 64XL and 65XL series ink cartridges. They are look similar and the same size. If they are accidentally put into the wrong printer, the printer will not work.

  • The ink cartridge not properly inserted into the slot

It is also possible that the ink cartridge is not fully inserted into the specified slot, so the printer cannot detect the new ink cartridge and display an error message.

  • The ink cartridge inserted in the wrong slot

Canon PG-260XL and CL-261XL need to be install in the correct slot

This is common in black and tri-color ink cartridges, such as Canon PG-260XL and CL-261XL. This type of printer slot is usually marked with letters “B” and “C” to indicate which slot should be inserted in different colors. The letter “B” stands for black and the letter “C” stands for color. If you insert the PG-260XL Black ink cartridge and the CL-261XL Color ink cartridge into the wrong slot, the printer will not be able to read the cartridge information and operate normally.


Some simple ways help you solve the problem

  • Remove any protective cover and seal

Remove the cartridge from the printer and make sure that all strips, labels, or plastic covers are removed before reinstalling the cartridge.

  • Clean the chip of the ink cartridge and printer

clean the chip of the 260xl ink cartridge

Gently wipe the electronic contacts of the ink cartridge and printer with a clean paper towel or lint free cloth. This is to remove dust and residues that may hinder the electrical contacts.

  • Re-confirm the ink cartridge model is correct

You can confirm whether you have purchased the correct ink cartridge through the instructions attached to the printer. In addition, you can also get into v4ink.com and fill in your printer model in the search box, the corresponding ink cartridge will list below. So that you can confirm whether the ink cartridge you purchased is correct.

  • Check again if all the ink cartridge are in the right position

Remove all cartridges from the printer and carefully check that they are in the correct color slot and that all required cartridges are present. If not, reinstall them and turn the printer off and back on to reset the system.

  • Skip the error prompt and use it normally

Sometimes the ink cartridge is full, but only because the ink cartridge is remanufactured (the chip is disposable, and only the original amount of ink cartridge is remembered). Simply ignore the message, click OK (or continue), and the printer can print normally.


How to trick Canon Printer into thinking ink is full?

If the above methed can not solve the problem and your printer still appear “low ink” or “ink empty” and the printer can not print normally, you may need to reset the printer.

Your printer diaplay that the 260xl ink is empty

You can bypass these error messages by holding down your printer’s RESUME, STOP/RESET, or COLOR START button for 5 to 15 sec. The ink monitor will shut off, the printer will stop blinking, and the printer itself will resume printing.

bypass the error message


Other troubleshooting tips

Finally, here are some troubleshooting tips that can help to improve the performance of remanufactured Canon ink cartridges.

After installing a new ink cartridge into the printer, be sure to perform the printer cleaning cycle, deep cleaning, and calibration tests. Print several test pages to ensure correct ink flow and correct alignment.

If the printer still cannot recognize the ink cartridge, try removing the unrecognized ink cartridge, turn off the printer and unplug the printer power cord for about 30 to 60 seconds. Plug in the power and turn the printer back on, then reinstall the ink cartridge and print.

For an ink cartridge with a print head, sometimes the cartridge will be placed flat or upside down for weeks or months, so the ink cannot reach the print head, which will prevent the new cartridge from printing. You need to clean the ink cartridge before use them, gently place the ink cartridge on a wet paper towel with the print head down until you see the ink flowing. Reinstall the cartridge and print.

Clean the 260xl ink cartridge before use them

If you encouter any further questions during using remanufactured Canon ink cartridge? Please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com or join our facebook group: v4ink Canon PG-260 and CL-261 ink – Dicussing – Solving – Helping 

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