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    Canon IP 7250

    This printer is now discontinued in the UK. Just seen a second hand printer selling for £75 on Ebay UK. Similar auctions are up to £100 or more. The IP7250 is a piece of plastic junk but this printer was a gem in offering photo quality prints at such a cheap price. Now the ip7250 is no more and...
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    Canon Pixma iP7250 Straight after changing Black ink cartridge, no black at all printing.

    The Ip7250 has 2 black carts. The large one is used for text and is meant to have pigment ink, not used for photos. The smaller ink cartridge is filled with black dye ink and is used for photos. You seem to be suffering from a blocked print head. Lots of ways to get round this but if normal head...
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    Cartridge refilling

    Most of us on here must have saved perhaps thousands of £ or $ by refilling. First we had the IP300/4000 with no chips. Then we took advantage of chip resetters or refillable ink cartridges, perhaps ending with the IP7250/MG printers. Now we have a load of TS printers with no ARC chips or...
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    So, what would be the best printer for refilling today...

    TS5050 selling for a song in UK (TS 5020 in US). You could always use refillable ink cartridges with ARC chips
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    Cheapest Canon A3 Printer

    Thanks for replies. I'm a cheapskate and finally went for an ix6850 for £80 on Ebay. Love it already. After many years of refilling and printing from Canon printers (My experience of Epson and Brother printers would be nul points, but that's just my view and I have no facts to back up my...
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    Cheapest Canon A3 Printer

    Thanks for feeback but I am struggling to see what the IP8750 offers over the ix6850. The IP8750 has an extra grey cartridge which could possibly be a bonus for those who wish to print B&W photos. Apart from this, I can see no advantage in paying up to £100 more for the IP8750. I have a couple...
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    Cheapest Canon A3 Printer

    Would like some feedback on Canon A3 Printers. I'm not a pro photographer but have been using Canon printers way back to the ip3000 and before. Courted with Epson and Brother but Canon is my home. Pro series would be overkill for my needs. Tried a Brother A3 printer but output was...
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    Ink Carts showing full even when empty

    Think I've cracked it. Reset EEPROM with a combination of power and reset buttons and now ink monitoring is back. Got details from the Internet. I think it was for resetting ink pads on the old "i" printers. However, it worked. Back to refilling OEM Carts again. Laying off ARC carts, because I...
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    Ink Carts showing full even when empty

    Thanks for reply. Tried different combinations of carts. Even inserted a completely empty OEM cart and ink volume still showed full. Looks like the EEPROM has been corrupted as you suggested. Can continue to print but will have to watch ink volumes carefully.
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    Clogged Brother printhead

    I've gone through 3 brother DCP-J4120DW printers in the last year One was s/h and had a print head blockage which I couldn't resolve. The other two eventually had duplex printing problems resulting in jammed paper problems. In my experience Canon Printers are far superior to Brother printers...
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    Ink Carts showing full even when empty

    Strange problem with my trusty old IP4500. Carts are showing as full even after heavy printing. Have been using ARC carts but switched back to OEM carts with red setter and ink monitoring doesn't show any decrease in ink levels after printing. I've never come across this before. Not a great...
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    Canon Ip7250

    This printer is a complete plastic junk compared to the Ip4500 but it offers the same quality outputs as the ip4500. Non OEM and refillable carts are readilly available so ink refilling lives on. I am still using refillable arc carts on my ip7250 with no problems and still refilling my ip4500...
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    Ip3000 PGB spotty again

    Isan't it time for a new printer. In my experience stubborn ink blocks cannot be resolved in the long term. I've spent many a "Happy hour" trying to unblock printheads. Hot water is my prefered method but unless you have a top of the range model, it's often better to purrchase a new PH (if...
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    Can someone help me with an iP7250 error code please?

    Probably too late to help you but removing and replacing the print head often solves the problem with this printer
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    ARC Refillable inkjet cartridges

    Belated reply but I'm still using my ARC chipped refillable cartridges with no problems on my IP4500 and ip7250 printers. Top filling does it for me. That's not to say that the German refilling system is inferior. It's probably just that my ham filling procedure just doesn't work for me. The...