- Jan 10, 2021
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- Printer Model
- Canon Pro 100
No, not a spontaneous issueThe description of your ink level monitoring is odd. Yours would be the first I've heard of a spontaneous issue.
When I first got the printer using the setup cartridges it said carts were empty while there was still at least 1/3 or more.
I never removed them, nor the printhead at all between initial setup and running most "empty" by the software reporting.
After the initial setup cartridges I used 3rd party inks, those would also say empty when they were over half left, but I assumed it was bad chip reading or because they had larger reservoirs.
I've used about 3 full sets of the third party since and then I'm now on these OEM ones
I found it kinda weird that the whole prism ink checking thing didn't work, but just assumed it was a gimmick or something.
This would end up should more ink rather than less if I am understanding correctly.The finer point is that if you remove a cartridge from the print head for too long (1 minute?) then the printer treats the cartridge as a "New" Cartridge regardless of how much ink is left in the cartridge when you removed it. The printer performs a "New" cartridge ink purge.
It would still report the same amount of ink level, but it would have purged a large amount of ink
I bought the printer new, a lil over a year ago, found a great sale.Did you buy these problematic cartridge (where did you buy from?) or did they come from the previous owner? Is it possible you have aftermarket or counterfeit cartridges?
Used the setup cartridges to start, then 3 sets of aftermarket, then I'm on these inks
They are from B&H Photos, shipped from them to me.
So I don't assume they would be selling counterfeit.
The problem seems to be since I got the printer, but I just assumed it was like all printers and they never really let you use all the ink and just forced you to buy more and more.
I never let a single cartridge even get to the point of no ink in the reservoir, always would be a little bit left then I would replace it.
The high setting is okayyy not really usable for my needs that will be upcoming. It still has some streaking, but definitely less than standardThere is no one way to do this. The main point is to continue to print till things get better. If things get worse to the point you are unhappy with the quality even when using High Quality setting then obtain a new print head or a new printer. or get worse.
A brief search online shows printhead for around $400ish CAD
Which idk if I want to spend that much for just a printhead that I don't know if it will even work 100% or is "genuine" (I spent much less for the whole printer)
Could this have just been a defective printhead from the factory that I didn't realize until it is too late?
Because if it wasn't getting full ink flow, it would be slowly overheating/damaging itself and getting worse over time? Or am I wrong and they might just be separate issues?
I find it weird it would be a clog because if you look really close the "line" that should be clogged comes one and off in a pattern.
Like it looks like it is skipping or only firing those nozzles part-time?