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    Advice for buying a new multifunction home printer/scanner suitable for refilling.

    Maxifys ( at least the MB5150) have a max. 600 dpi with direct scanning from the printer LCD screen but, using Canon's 'Scan Gear' on the computer. you can choose 75,100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 or 1200 dpi. Of course 1200 dpi is overkill for documents but Canon put it there for those who like...
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    Trouble with Canon Pro-10s software downloads and installation

    Hi Peter. Owning myself a Pro10s, I agree about the setup. In my case, Wifi installation wasn’t what I’d call fun but tiresome and frustrating. In the end, I had to do it using initially a USB cable. WPS button, automatic detection ..nothing worked. Recently I discovered that part of the...
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    Advice for buying a new multifunction home printer/scanner suitable for refilling.

    Good post @stratman.. As a side note, I wouldn’t think much about the extra resolution of the scanner, when comparing a Pixma TS5050 to a Maxify. 1200x2400 dpi is the resolution of the sensor, but the final sharpness depends a lot on the optical system (lens, focusing accuracy..) 2400 dpi real...
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    Are 3D Printers Useful?

    @stratman, you have no escape. 3D world surrounds you, Possibly I’ll join ... when I have the money, working space and time to master the trade. Not tomorrow, not next month. Frankly folks, you should be more than glad if you live long enough to see my first 3D print. ;)
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    My MAXIFY 5350 is on refill ink

    My Maxify has been running on Inktec ink for one and a half year without problems (apart from the odd magenta contamination of yellow bars in nozzle tests, after refilling). Before that, I used briefly another brand which was terrible. Black and cyan specially couldn’t stay more than two-three...
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    New Monitor - Any experience with Dell UP2720Q 4K for editing?

    IMHO 4K monitors are a waste of money for photo editing, on sizes up to 30". On a 24" monitor, the pixel size is so small that, at 100% magnification, you won't be able to assess the actual sharpness of a photo unless you put your nose literally on the screen or use a loupe. You need to upsize...
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    You know that I only disagree with you when you’re wrong and I’m right ... but then, many times I’m wrong, especially when I think I’m right. :rolleyes: Again, Pro-2100 + cheapest ink available + no custom profiles isn’t my cup of tea (or whiskey ). Apart from that, it would be interesting to...
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    Canon Pro-10s refilling InkTec, Octoinkjet, etc

    PGI-72 carts are easy to clean well, having no sponge, just a thin felt pad at the output. For a second set, I strongly recommend empty OEM carts. Third party compatibles are unlikely to approach the quality of Canon, regarding bladder, mesh filter and son on.
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    Only my five cents (or maybe four ) : When purchasing a printer like the Pro2100, the user should know beforehand what to expect regarding cost of ink. I understand perfectly that 12 OEM 700ml carts are a huge investment and third party consumables look appealing but nobody can expect a level...
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    I wonder why the people who sold you single use chips advertised as ARC would do that, knowing that the buyer would eventually complain and they would have to send a refund ?. The only explanation is that they purchased the chips from the manufacturer in good faith, believing that it were ARC...
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    Of course $20 for a single use chip wouldn't make sense in small carts but it's very reasonable for huge carts ... if it works as advertised, which seems unlikely to me. Remember those "new and genuine" Canon printheads sold on Ali-Express ?. Nevertheless, I'd like to be wrong. @Jonno, if you...
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    No experience myself, but I'm pretty sure that José Rodríguez ( Jtoolman) said recently in one of his livestreams that there're third party single use chips for Pro1000 but nothing at all (ARC or single use) for Canon Pro2000 and above, That is, chips that have been tested to perform OK. Another...
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    Canon Prograf 2100

    To run a Pro2100 with third party consumables the main factor it isn't if the ink is close to OEM or far from it ; the quid question is the chip. AFAIK there're no third party chips available for the Canon Pro-2000 series, so the only alternative to Non OEM cartridges seems to be disable ink...
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    My MAXIFY 5350 is on refill ink

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    Canon PIXMA MG6450 printing blurred/faded

    Very likely the pigment black nozzles are damaged. Although the photo you sent is quite small it seems that there’re those typical double warped lines in the lattice of the pigment black nozzles. Dye inks look OK. As said here many times, if you want to print text in acceptable quality with a...
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