Problem with Canon Pro 100 Clogged Printhead?

snowmexican

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Hello all,
I've been having some issues with my Pro 100. Let me know if there is any more information needed, this is my first post 🙃

I've attached a few of the nozzle checks (of many) that I have printed, I'm not sure I need to clean the print head (I've tried that a few times and it seemed to get better but not completely)
I'm using 3rd Party inks (Moustache Brand ) I'm not sure if this could be part of the problem (Probably is 😬) I don't have OEM inks to test with, but I don't mind ordering but before I do I just want to make sure that my printhead isn't fried or permanently damaged in any way
I have seemed to always been prone to clogging, not sure if its the printer I ended up with, but now even if I print in less then 24h the printer still seems to be clogged and I'll need to run a cleaning cycle to clear it (I have heard Jose Rodriguez mention that the pro 100 should be okay up to a week or two before it really starts to consistently clog) I'm lucky to get a day atm.
I cannot remember if I was getting the same clogging with the OEM ink that came with the printer as I think I used those up pretty quick.

Lastly, I think I am leaning on ink starvation or something because last night I got a good nozzle check, then first thing this morning I also got a good nozzle check, I ran an automatic alignment because I had reseated the head from the night before, and running a nozzle check after showed some streaking.
(I find it strange that with the automatic alignment that the sheets that were used by the printer for alignment were printed without streaking, but those that weren't (the print alignment value) had streaks (they were printed back to back))
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Any help is great, I just want to be sure before I get OEM ink or anything of the such (don't want to be stuck with a brand new set of good inks) If the print head is dead or damaged, I shall accept my fate.
I can run any tests or cleaning that is needed.
Many thanks in advance.
 

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