Platinum Printer Member
- Jan 18, 2010
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- Residing in Wicklow Ireland
- Printer Model
- Canon/3D, CR-10, CR-10S, KP-3
I bought replacement and spare printheads from inkjetprinthead.com in the US. They only sell factory sealed OEM parts. Jim is very reliable and honest, and is usually less expensive than eBay if he can.New on ebay is about $200. From Canon about $206 + tax, and shipping. If I knew for sure this would solve the problem, I'd probably go for it, but I'm on the fence about it....
That may sound counterintuitive, but Craigslist would be the best place. A lightly used Pixma Pro-100 sells for US$150, plus or minus, often with carts and even some extra paper. Anything significantly more is a rip off.HI,
I'm running my spare Pro 100 (that I bought sans print head) with the print head from my first machine. I'm now getting B200 codes somewhat frequently. I have have <200 prints on this machine. I'm thinking of buying a new print head for it. I am afraid to invest too much in it. I don't want to go the refurbished route..
I am fully aware of the poor quality of some aftermarket inks, but when you install OEM inks they have the ability to clean out all the nozzles and keep them in perfect working order, they never cause a clog when first installed..The answer is simple enough: it has happened to me. Keep in mind that there are many aftermarket inks, and not all of them are equal; some are worse than others in that regard.
It can happen, take this from a former HP Designjet tech (me), and also from Jose Rodriguez on his youtube channel "jtoolman." Some aftermarket inks are incompatible with OEM inks and can cause gelling. In a Canon printer, this can happen primarily with the yellow. I've seen this with cyan, magenta, and yellow inks from HP. The gelling can occur within the printhead channels, or in the case of larger Designjets, within the supply tubes. It can be a bear to clean this mess out, but diluted polyethylene glycol (car antifreeze) can usually take care of it with some effort.I am fully aware of the poor quality of some aftermarket inks, but when you install OEM inks they have the ability to clean out all the nozzles and keep them in perfect working order, they never cause a clog when first installed..
But if the head was clogged beforehand then it will take time for the OEM inks to work their magic..
As far as HP are concerned, they pursue a different agenda and will stop at nothing to prevent the use of 3rd party inks, including court action..It can happen, take this from a former HP Designjet tech (me), and also from Jose Rodriguez