Replacing Ink Tanks (iPF6400) (iPF6450)

Article ID: ART143679 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Replacing Ink Tanks (iPF6400) (iPF6450)


Compatible ink tanks

For information on supported ink tanks, see "Compatible ink tanks (iPF6400) (iPF6450)."
Replacement ink tanks in 130 ml (4.4 fl oz) and 300 ml (10.2 fl oz) capacities are supported.
  • Depending on the color, you can also use ink tanks of different capacities.

Precautions when handling ink tanks

Take the following precautions when handling ink tanks.
  • For safety, keep ink tanks out of the reach of children.
  • If ink is accidentally ingested, contact a physician immediately.
  • There may be ink around the ink supply section of ink tanks you removed. Handle ink tanks carefully during replacement. The ink may stain clothing.
  • Do not install used ink tanks in another model of printer.
This will prevent correct ink level detection, which may damage the printer or cause other problems.
  • We recommend using up an Ink Tank in the course of printing within six months after breaking the seal. Printing quality may be affected if you use older ink tanks.
  • Do not leave the printer without ink tanks installed for extended periods (a month or more). Residual ink may become clogged inside the printer and affect printing quality.

Confirm the message

When the ink level becomes low, a message is displayed on the Display Screen.
According to the message, replace the ink tank or prepare a new ink tank. (See "When to Replace Ink Tanks (iPF6400) (iPF6450).")

If a message requests you to replace an Ink Tank, press the OK button. In this case, you can skip the step Access the menu for ink tank replacement. Follow the instructions in Remove the ink tanks.

  • Do not remove an Ink Tank during initialization immediately after turning on the printer, or during printhead cleaning. Ink may leak out.
  • Ink Tank replacement is possible even during printing, when print jobs are being canceled, or when paper is being advanced.

Access the menu for Ink Tank replacement

1. On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel, press or to select the Ink tab ().

  • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button.

2. Press the OK button.
    The Ink Menu is displayed.

3. Press or to select Rep. Ink Tank, and then press the OK button.
    A message on the Display Screen requests you to open the Ink Tank Cover. Remove the Ink Tank at this point.

Remove the Ink Tanks

1. Open the Ink Tank Cover and check the ink lamps.
    Ink lamps flash when there is little ink left.

2. Press the tip of the Ink Tank Lock Lever of the color for replacement horizontally and lift the Ink Tank Lock Lever to open it.

3. Hold the Ink Tank by the grips and remove it. Press the OK button.

  • If there is still ink in the Ink Tank you removed, store it with the ink holes (a) facing up. Otherwise, ink may leak and cause stains. Put the Ink Tank in a plastic bag and seal it.

  • Dispose of used ink tanks according to local regulations.

Installing Ink Tanks

1. Before opening the pouch, gently agitate the Ink Tank seven or eight times. Agitate the ink in the Ink Tank by slowly rotating the Ink Tank upside-down and right side up repeatedly.

  • After installing an ink tank, do not remove and shake it. Doing so may cause the ink to leak out.
  • If you do not agitate the Ink Tank, the ink may settle, which may affect printing quality.

2. Open the pouch and remove the Ink Tank.

  • Never touch the ink holes or electrical contacts. This may cause stains, damage the Ink Tank, and affect printing quality.

3. Press the OK button and install the Ink Tank into the holder as shown, with the ink holes facing down.

  • Ink tanks cannot be installed in the holder if the color or orientation is incorrect.
If the Ink Tank does not fit in the holder, do not force it in. Make sure that the color of the Ink Tank Lock Lever matches the color of the Ink Tank and check the orientation of the Ink Tank before reinstalling it.

4. Push the Ink Tank Lock Lever closed until it clicks into place.

  • If a 130 ml (4.4 fl oz) ink tank is installed facing the wrong direction, the rotating part of the Ink Tank Lock Lever come out of place.
If this happens, open the Ink Tank Lock Lever to return it to the proper position.

5. Make sure the Ink Lamp is lit in red.

  • If the Ink Lamp is not lit, reinstall the tank.

6. Close the Ink Tank Cover.



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