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    Non-OEM cartridge maintenance

    I run 2 Canon printers (Pixma iP8750 for photos & Pixma MG6650 for documents) and I could not be happier. Both printers use 550/551 carts and I have used after-market ARC carts and inks from Octoinkjet from the start. What is the life-cycle of after-market carts? Do they need to be purged or...
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    Ink compatibility and ARC questions

    I'm currently running an MG5300 that's on the blink. I've changed the head once and it's failed again so I'm thinking of cutting my losses and changing it for a more recent model. I use a PRO9000 mkII for photos and the MG5300 for documents and as a spare when the PRO9000 is out of action. I've...
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    Problems Flushing Magenta Cartridges

    I, like many others on this forum, have had repeated problems with clogged nozzles and head failures, invariably (or, seemingly) connected with Magenta and Photo Magenta inks. To try and counter the problem, I've upped my game on the 'hygiene' management of my printers and my carts. I've read...
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    Pro9000mkII Nozzle check - Is this terminal?

    I've been Cleaning (software maintenance) and cleaning (carts, etc) for weeks all to no avail. I've just soaked the head in the Pharmacist's solution for 24 hours, dried it, fitted a new (different) full set of carts filled with IS inks, run the Cleaning cycle again and still my problem won't go...
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    Vertical stripe

    Printer is Canon MG5300, OEM carts with Image Specialists inks from Octoinkjet. I've done loads of computer-generated and manual cleaning, including soaking the printhead with the Pharmacist's solution, but still got slight vertical banding just inside the left-hand side. Can anyone suggest...
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    Removing OEM label from refill hole CLi-8

    This is a trivial but nonetheless awkward problem. Has anyone found any easy way to remove the very well attached label from over the refilling hole (where it says "PUSH") on a Canon CLi-8 cartridge? I know it only has to be done once but I'm getting on a bit and my eyesight isn't what it was...
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    Help with first-time Cli-8 refilling, please

    Firstly, I am very happy with my newly acquired (New Old Stock) Canon Pro-9000 mkII, bought directly following very helpful advice from this forum. Many thanks to the InkJet Masters for their valuable contributions. I have now ordered a starter kit of I.S. inks and refilling accessories from...
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