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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Canon MB5120, Pencil
The best thing to do, economically and headache-wise, is get a new printer.
Let us know what happens!
Either use them to refill the new printer cartridges, if possible, or find someone who can use them, or call it the cost of moving forward.What should be done with the newer cartridges (black, cyan, and magenta)?
Dunno, but Canon usually doesn't bulk up similar printer models, so expect flimsy and you won't be disappointed. Go to a store that displays the printer and see for yourself. Purchase from a vendor with a good return policy. Learn to live with the design weaknesses.Is the Canon TS9120 less flimsy than the TS8320, especially the trays?
It’s a huge drop over a few days. Isn’t that more of a once per week thing? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was every day with this one, but once a week is typical.Maintenance ink purges affect all the cartridges and are to be expected. These ink purges are scheduled based on time and also after specific events, like changing a cartridge. Other manufacturers do this as well to decrease the risk of problems like clogs.
If this is unacceptable then consider a laser printer. Monochrome laser printers can be relatively cost effective to run and maintain with a good aftermarket toner. You also do not need to print as often in order to prevent clogs as with an inkjet. And, the laser printer prints are water resistant.
I do not know color laser printers, but this might be something to consider as well.