Printing black and white has its own mystery. I don’t do it often, but then when I want good results I use my Pro-1000. my Pro-100 also serves well and had no problems yet. The paper I used with it was mostly Moab Exhibition Luster. The other one a cheaper paper from Photolux, the studioSilver...
Please search the forum for errors and service tool. You will have stuff for a lot of hours to read. After that you will have much more insight to a lot of the problems. The second source is YouTube.
So you have all models you can download all Bios you need and than flash other printers. For Canon printers buy or download the appropriate Canon Service Tool and you can perform already a lot of tasks. No, not all problems have to do with the BIOS.
This is not a hacker forum. Some of what you...
The problem with Chinese inks is that you seldom know whether you get the same quality over a longer period. Especially when you by small quantities or cartridges. There are ink developers also in Europe which produce inks for the professional market, but are they interested in producing for...
My tests with both ChromaLife100 inks are still going on. No really significant differences till now.
ChromaLife100+ Is used in the printers with the nozzles for 1 pl. I read somewhere that therefore viscosity is also different but can’t remember the source. MM
After having a lot of problems with my IP100 I could use a MX925. After printing both files with the highest possible quality I scanned with 1200DPI, the highest I have without interpolation. You can see already the single dots. So it's ok. In the one with 1200 PPI you see in the mid the picture...
This sounds like a damaged printhead. The nozzle test will show it in the text below the colors. Here in Germany I got a MX925 serviced by Canon with a new printhead for 89€ including cost for sending. That’s a fair price. So ask Canon support for repair.
I can't see artifacts. At the numbers it may seem like this. What software are you using and what screen? Here is a png made on a old gaming screen with windows viewer and with 500% with Photoshop. The gray pixels are no artifacts. That is how the pattern is designed. This file is not ment to...
Now on Windows:
Did a left klick and the file is shown in Bart's dropbox. Then I choosed "Direkt herunterladen" after klicking on the down arrow. Both files are as TIF in my download folder.
I don't know whats different on your machine.