Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used - MX490 / MX492 (Mac)

Article ID: ART172553 | Date published: 12/06/2018 | Date last updated: 04/15/2019


When one of the FINE cartridges has become empty, print temporarily using the other FINE cartridge.


Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used

This feature enables you to specify the most appropriate FINE cartridge among installed cartridges according to an intended use.
When one of the FINE cartridges becomes empty and cannot be replaced immediately by a new one, you can specify the other FINE cartridge that still has ink and continue printing.

The procedure for specifying the FINE cartridge is as follows:

  1. Select Ink Cartridge Settings from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility

  2. Select the FINE cartridge to be used

    Select the FINE cartridge you use for printing, and click Apply.

  3. Complete the setup

    Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
    The specified FINE cartridge will be used from the next printing.


  • When the following settings are specified, Black Only does not function because the printer uses the color FINE cartridge to print documents.
    • A paper type other than Plain Paper, or Envelope, is selected from the Media Type of the Quality & Media on the pop-up menu in the Print dialog.
    • "XXX (borderless)" is selected from the Paper Size pop-up menu in the Print dialog.
  • Do not detach the FINE cartridge that is not in use. Printing cannot be performed while either FINE cartridge is detached.

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