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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Canon MB5120, Pencil
At this point - Empty - the printer will ask you replace the cartridges and will not print anything. How did you get a Nozzle Check under these circumstances?The printer software window shows 0 ink for all 8 carts.
I understand. I have done the same but did not overlap nozzle checks. This is your chance to diagnose an issue and fix it. Confounding the issue with printing on the back side of the paper is not good, especially when we do this across the internet. Things could become a "penny wise, pound foolish" situation with mistaken conclusions. "Splurge" on a clean piece of plain paper for nozzle checks and use the unprinted portion to write a notes on. That's what I do.Well I am a cheap, I used the back of another test page from another printer. The same for what appears to be notching.
BTW, until the GY defect is corrected do not print anything other than nozzle checks unless given the green light for more or else you risk burning up nozzles that do not have the cooling effect of ink to protect them when they heat up to spit out ink.
OEM inks are the best. They are tuned for the printer to give good color management out of the box, give the best archival results, and seem to be the best at preventing clogs. No Dye-based aftermarket inks approach the archival capabilities of OEM inks. IF you sell your prints or want them to last longest then use OEM ink.What is the consensus on genuine inks? Would or do you use aftermarket ink to refill, or maybe the cheap replacement carts?
Aftermarket Pigment inks may have excellent archival properties.
Any aftermarket ink may need effort to match OEM colors. It's up to you and your perception.
Any aftermarket ink may be more prone to clogging. Forum consensus is to perform a nozzle check - something that uses all cartridges - every week or two to prevent clogging. YMMV OEM ink may be able to go many weeks without clogging. YMMV, and indeed look at how good overall your nozzle check is after a year of no use!
There are other nuances. Hopefully you get an idea.
The OEM Pro-100 cartridges are one of the easiest cartridges to refill. Initial costs to begin refilling - ink, chip resetter, syringes or bottles fitted with needles and caps - seem high but you will see the savings relatively quickly compared to buying OEM.maybe refilling the existing carts
Not all refilling ink is alike. Some - like the "Universal" ink - are crap. Some are quite good and will not require much or any effort for color matching depending on the paper used. This is getting into the nuances of refilling that can be discussed if you decide to go this route.
Depending on your country of residence the forum can provide some refilling supplies recommendations. There are excellent aftermarket inks for your Pro 100.